Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Day for In Your Words!

I've been "chomping at the bits" (a good old Texas term) to show you my projects for this blog hop. Finally, it's time! 
I have three wordy projects to show you. They all have a deeper meaning than what you see right off. 
First, 
Words are applied with a paint pen and then quilting is around each individual letter.
Hand applique. Fabric is from Amanda Murphy's Swiss Chocolate line from Robert Kaufman as well as scraps from my stash. Little glass beads form the sugar crystals on and around the spoon and sugar bowl.

 Every day at 4:00, I go to my parent's house for coffee. My brother and sister, nieces, nephews and spouses join us. We all go straight to the coffee pot when we walk in and then join everyone around the large table that my daddy made years ago. (He also made the chairs!) Because my brother-in-law is a peanut farmer, there is usually a big bowl of unshelled peanuts on the table as a snack. Sometimes it's joined by freshly baked bread, sliced fruit, crackers and cheese, or whatever the snack of the day might be. We stay about an hour catching up on the latest news and just being a family. We tend to claim the same coffee mug every day. (Creatures of habit, you know!) Family is very important to us all!
Fabric is from Amanda Murphy's "Bella" for Blend Fabrics, excluding a few scraps from my stash. Wording is applied with a paint pen and quilting is done around each letter.
 Next up is a quote by Abraham Lincoln - "Whatever you are, be a good one." I still have an image of one of my sons coming home in second grade in tears. He looked up at me with a big tear running down his little face and said, "I was going to be the very best today but I just wasn't!" We had a good talk about trying every day to be the "very best", but not expecting success EVERY time! I need to tell myself the same thing over and over.
Words are hand applique with all raw edges turned. Additional words are quilted in the background.
 Last is the most personal. I want to GROW this year. Quilted in the background are the words "Spiritually, Mentally, and Professionally." You're never too old to learn and grow in many ways. I don't plan on ever stopping!
I have a giveaway! I will send you a PDF version of your choice of any one pattern from my Craftsy store if you are the winner. (The patterns for the wall hangings above will be added soon and are also eligible.) So leave your comment for a chance to win and follow for a second chance (or let me know you already follow). I will announce a winner on Friday, January 18. Giveaway is now closed. (The pattern for It's Coffee Time is now available in my Craftsy shop.)
 
 Tomorrow is the last day of the blog hop, so be sure you come back then. Today's blogs on the hop are:
Tuesday, January 15
Buzzing and Bumbling  YOU'RE HERE!

210 comments:

  1. You are so lucky for the family time! All three projects are great. My favorite is It's Coffee Time. Coffee is the preferred drink in this household! Thanks for all your hard work organizing the hop! It was so much fun seeing all the talent and beautiful projects. Very inspiring.

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  2. I love your projects! For me anytime is a good time for coffee.

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  3. Oh Linda, all three of your projects are wonderful. I love the deeper meaning of them all. I guess your family live quite close together?

    Thanks for sharing and cheerleading.
    Debra

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  4. Oh I just a love all of these projects! The story of the coffee quilt is wonderful - love you all get together over coffee and be a family. Thank you for sharing and for being WORDS head cheerleader.

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  5. I am a follower and enjoy your creativity.

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  6. How fortunate you are to be near family and to be so close with them! Your words projects are darling and I would love to make any one of them!

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  7. You meet with your family everyday? How cool is that. We get together once a month.

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  8. Lovely work Linda. It sounds so nice to have a coffe afternoon with the family each day. I would love a chance to win the coffe mat applique.

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  9. Love all of your wordy projects! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I am a follower.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  10. I too would love to grow...and yes! we're never too old! Thanks Linda. :) ~karen

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  11. I absolutely adore the Grow wall hanging. Thanks for being the Cheerleader for this hop. I have had a lot of fun!

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  12. Oh I so love all of these - the coffee one is just so fabulous and I love the grow one with the seed and the leaves. We also use the saying "Chomping at the bit" in England too!

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  13. All three of your projects are fantastic, but my absolute favorite is "It's Coffee Time." Stunning! You're very lucky to have that family time every day. That is so rare these days.

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  14. I follow you via GFC. Oh, thank you for all your hard work with the blog hop. I'm really enjoying it.

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  15. Oh you made wonderful projects!I love every single one. What a great coffee time. This is very precious and your little quilt is so heartwarming. And I love your added heart in the grow quilt. Thanks so much for your inspiration and all your work for this hop!

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  16. Wow Linda you are an artist! These are like paintings but in fabric. So well done - amazing!!!!

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  17. I love the tree, it's awesome. Such a great family to take time out of your busy days and spend time communicating :)

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  18. You are such full of creativity. I love all your projects , but the first with the coffee table is my first choice
    Thank you for sharing you projects.

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  19. Wonderful projects, they are all beautiful but I especially like the coffee one. How lovely that you can meet up with your family every day.

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  20. How lovely that you go each day for coffee at your parents' place. How special is that! I love the coffee time quilt Linda. It makes me want to go put the kettle on! LOL!

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  21. I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Linda.

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  22. I love all your projects. It is great that they all have special meaning and how awesome to have family time every afternoon!

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  23. I have to say that creating items of meaning are one of the things that make sewing fun, I did spend a long time looking at coffee time. :)

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  24. How wonderful to have your family so close by and that you are meeting every day for coffee! That sounds like a lovely thing to do, especially since I live so far away from my family (except for my immediate family that is). I love all your wall hangings with words, but the Coffee time is my favorite! It probably also has to do with the fact, that I love coffee ;).

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  25. I've been a follower of your blog for a while now and I always enjoy reading it.

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  26. The wall hangings are beauiful! Love the "coffee time"!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  27. Your wall hangings are fabulous! You are so talented!! I love the coffee time one so much, what a great story behind it too.

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  28. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!
    And thanks for all of your support of this blog hop :)

    Take care!

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  29. Love your projects and thanks for leading us on this hop!

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  30. Awesome job Linda. I love them all and the stories were a nice accompaniment to the quilt hangings.

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  31. Great quilts Linda. I like the coffee quilt the best, especially the sugar crystals, lol. I don't drink coffee, but my husband does and my daughter works at Starbucks.

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  32. I am a follower and I would choose the coffee quilt if I won. Thanks for the chance.

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  33. Just beautiful story you told us. I like that.
    All your quilts are just wonderful, but I liked the Coffe best. ;-)
    I'm a follwer as well.
    Regards Ingrid

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  34. Oh my! Wonderful, wonderful projects! 4 o'clock sounds like a little slice of Heaven! Thanks for these great projects and for all of your hard work on this hop!

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  35. Fantastic projects, love them all! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Beautiful projects -- and what a wonderful family custom! I would love being able to gather with mine every day!

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  37. Linda, once again you 'bow me away' wit your ingenuity, creativity, and skill. I was especially take with the first of your projects. I enjoy a cup of coffee at 4:00 every day, as well, a habit developed in a similar way when my mom was alive. Now, when a family member just wants to talk (on the phone), they will wait until it's time for a 4:00 cup of coffee, and we will have our visit. The miles between us forgotten for just those few minutes as we enjoy our 4:00 cup of coffee!!

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  38. Your 3 projects are awesome! But what is more awesome is that 4:00 meet with your family! I moved 650 miles away from my family in 2003 and I miss mine... My sisters and I used to get together every friday at each others houses for lunch. MISS that so much!

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  39. That is awesome that your family gets together daily. I had to raise my kids far away from any relatives, as do many people these days, and it just made it so hard. Different. Friends become family, but it's just not the same. LOVE your coffee quilt, especially the sugar crystals! Actually, they are all great - thanks!

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  40. As a coffee lover, I adore your coffee project, but the story that went along with it, i enjoyed even more. What a wonderful family tradition.

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  41. Linda!!!! you outdid yourself...I love each and every one of these pieces.
    I have fingers and toes crossed to win...lol

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  42. What beautiful work you do! I'm not a coffee drinker (a sin since I'm a Swede!!) - but I do love your project! Everything you shared with us is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. As always the cream rises to the top. You can only guess which is my favourite however all of them have significant impact. Coffee time is such a delightful ritual and with family- even more touching. Your heart no doubt was poured into each piece. Such a perky post lol ( to be read at 4pm, would be sweeter lol).

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  44. Linda, your work is beautiful and inspiring. Love the back stories. It's so great that your family is so close and that you see them so regularly.
    Thanks for everything.

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  45. ahhhh another artist in love with paint and fabric! :) At first glance my favorite part is your 'chrystalized' sugar...then upon reading more...your delightful tradition of afternoon coffee and family gathering. Oh that all families could enjoy such togetherness...I do think the world would be a more loving place! I'm not a coffee drinker but ... I can throw the kettle on and share pots of tea and cocoa.

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  46. Wow! Amazing quilts! I love blog hops, as they introduce me to different designers and blogs. Glad I found yours.

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  47. WOW! Your work and your family. It's wonderful that you all are able to get together every day like you do. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love all three of your projects and their stories.

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  49. Oh Linda, you are so talented! Your projects are so wonderful. I love your family tradition! You are lucky that everyone lives close. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. I love your Grow pattern and your It's coffee time is gorgeous!

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  51. Linda, these are wonderful! Thank you for sharing....I love the "Grow" one, the best....I am being stretched and trying to grow. :)

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  52. So glad to follow you! Sorry I have not commented much lately; there's a lot going on, on my side of the monitor! LOL

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  53. Just beautiful Linda, you have such talent ,love each of these projects and loved the story behind the coffee , lucky you to have family close by .Thanks for sharing and also for being our cheerleader you are the best!

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  54. I am a follower and glad of it !

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  55. Rosemary B here: As always, your creations are amazing. I can not pick a favorite. I love them all and I will be over to collect them this afternoon lol just kidding
    I have been following forever.


    .... I still cannot stop looking at these three lovely things. Just wow

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  56. Oh, I love the coffee time quilt and the story behind it. You did an amazing job with the little details and unique touches. It must be so wonderful to have that family time together.

    I've never seen that quote by Abraham Lincoln, but it's a good one. Is that ribbon on the bottom? I really like that effect.

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  57. I always love looking at your beautiful work. These 3 are no exceptions. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful! My parents lived down the lane from me, and we used to always pop in for coffee in the evening, as well--sisters, aunts, in-laws. Family is so very important. I love the stories behind your wall hangings. I love your fabric. So inspiring!

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  58. Linda, I follow your site and always enjoy seeing your projects.

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  59. I already follow you by email. Love your tuts!

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  60. Wow! Words will not describe how your post made me feel. First I love all of your projects and I hope I get to win one of them! The story of popping over to your family and having coffee so warmed my heart. I am alone now, all my family is gone and we never lived close enough to have those kind of visits. Oh how I wish we could have. I guess I use the LQS for that purpose. I drop by every evening and have tea or coffee with whoever is there. We share our projects, our woes and our happy moments. They are my family now. The quote by Abraham Lincoln is very moving. Need to remember that one. But the "Grow" is maybe my favorite one. It reminds me of a tree....which is on my bucket list...I love trees. Roots that go deep into the ground, a good sturdy trunk and branches that reach up to the sky, asking God to hold on to us. These are so inspiring and I thank you for sharing them with us and for leading a hop that has touched me in so many ways. God Bless You.

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  61. What great projects you share, thanks again for helping us be the best blog hoppers we can be ;)

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  62. Your work is amazing and it is always coffee time in my world:). Love that your quilted words in your background.

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  63. Love your patterns. They are so whimiscal! I woukd love to win the skeleton one. Love halloween! Thanks for tge chance

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  64. What a wonderful way to have family time each day, and such a cute hanging. Your other minis are just as charming and thought provoking.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  65. You are so lucky Linda to meet with your family every day for coffee - I would love to be able to do the same!
    Great projects - thank you for sharing!

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  66. It would be nice to get together with all of my family even once a year. Everyone is so spread out. Wonderful projects.

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  67. They are all wonderful, I especially like the sugar bead crystals what a great idea.

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  68. A girl after my own heart. I love coffee and this quiltie is just fantastic. Too bad I live so far away, or else I would be over at 4 also. What a great tradition! Love your other quilties too.

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  69. Oh, Linda, your creations are just so beautiful! I want to make them all. I love how you meet with your family everyday...such a sweet story. My family gets together once a week, which is about all we can fit in. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas. :O)

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  70. I am not a coffee person but I so want to make that wall hanging! (AND your other two as well- am looking forward to their patterns being posted in your Etsy shop!)

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  71. I love your words. They are all profound in their own way. I wish I lived close enough to set at the family table with everyone, even once a month. I miss that.

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  72. Oh, and of course I am a follower.

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  73. Beautiful! :) I love that everyone can congregate for coffee every day!

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  74. Great quilts Linda. What a fun daily tradition!!

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  75. These are truly inspirational! How lucky you are to have family time every day! Thanks for the opportunity.....

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  76. These are all wonderful... you have so much talent with design!

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  77. Wow is all I can think. They are all great. I love that family spends a certain time together every day. that is so wonderful. I like the story about your son and be your best but it might not happen every day. And can't we all stand to grow in all aspects of our lives. Thank you so much. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. I love that you all get together everyday for coffee!!!! What a neat tradition! Wish I could do that here but I guess I will just have a cup at 4 to think about the family scattered across the states:)

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  79. I am already a faithful follower:)

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  80. This blog hop was a great idea. I have certainly been enjoying seeing everyone's projects.

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  81. Oh, Linda. The Coffee Time quilt and the story that goes with it just made my heart sing. It reminds me of lunch at my Grandmother's house. She never knew which or how many of her kids and grandkids would be there. But, I never remember her not having enough for everyone to eat. Thanks for the memory and be well. Lane

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  82. I love the quotes. They are so appropriate. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with me.

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  83. I love your pieces, they are so fun and creative.
    I was looking at your patterns and love the shepherd piece.

    Debbie

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  84. I decided to become a follower since I visit your site every day.

    Debbie

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  85. Beautiful quilts! You are so talented, it would be an honor to win one of the patterns and "Do My Best" at making one as wonderful.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  86. I'm a very happy follower.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  87. I am again moved by the power of the word. As I read your post I walked through the door, grabbed a handful of peanuts and smelled the coffee and I was one of you. I embrace 2013 with the same passion for growth. Thank you.

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  88. Your "word" wall hanging are wonderful! What an awesome tradition of coffee as a family every day - wonderful way to keep family close! Your patterns are so creative with unexpected touches!!!

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  89. WHat a wonderful treasure to be able to visit with everyone every day. Love all your words, especially the Lincoln wall hanging.

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  90. These are all beautiful projects. My favorite is probably the Lincoln quote. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Linda, I love all of your projects. Thank-you so much for sharing your talents, creativity and splendid ideas with all of us. But, most of all thank you for sharing the stories of your family and time spent with them. My favorite had been about the grandkids decorating the christmas tree, and the "one of these things is not like the other", but now it is the coffee time story. I, like most, do not live close enough to my family to see them on a daily basis, but we try to get together at least monthly. I am a "new" quilter and love all of your projects. I am an SLP working in a school district, specifically with the preschool population, so I am trying to get brave enough to tackle the projects you have like "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" or "Old MacDonald" to hang in my preschool room. When I do, believe me I will be contacting you to get tips and help. And, as an SLP, I thoroughly have loved the WORDS blog hop you cheered us on to follow....afterall, words are my business. Ha Ha. I will be attempting some of the simple projects I found in this hop to hang in my office. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your patterns, and thanks again for all you share.

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  92. Oh, I forgot to add, that I am already a big follower!!! Have a great day fellow Texan!

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  93. Wonderful, you are very talented!
    I love your coffee time family story, sounds so much fun

    Greetings
    Tina

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  94. Oh Linda - these are so very "over the top wonderful" and I really love each and every one. I had not read that verse from Lincoln - motivational and inspirational you are. You did it girl - inspired and motivated me to stretch. No wonder you were chomping at the bit. Judy C

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  95. your projects are wonderful and the story about your family is very touching. my father's family had a tradition to do soemthing similar a few times a week and it was a great thing to be a part of but as the family grows and the parent's passed away thoes times are only a memory now.

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  96. You definitely have a way with words. I love the coffee quilt and Grow.

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  97. Such perfect work! I love them all!

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  98. Your sayings are very appropriate and what a wonderful afternoon coffee break to share it always with family.

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  99. LOVE the GROW! I'm a follower LOVE all three your so lucky to have FAMILY time so often!

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  100. Your projects are beautifully done. Since I don't drink coffee, can it be Diet Coke time? Oops! Trying to give that up, water time?? Thanks for hosting the hop!

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  101. Your wall hangings are beautiful! This blog hop has been so much fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  102. Three beautiful projects! I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite. How lucky you are to be able to spend time with your family everyday! Love the words from Lincoln. Bless your son for his honesty. Ole Abe would have been proud.

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  103. Love the wallhangings. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  104. Linda, I keep telling you your blog is one of my top 3 favorites and today you have shown once again why I love to visit you. Your family coffee time is simply precious and I only wish I could do the same. Having your parents at your age is a true blessing. I felt love as I read each story but my favorite is your little boy's comment. How precious, and the quilt hanging brings it all back to life. Simply wonderful and inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed your post and creations today!! I've already won regardless if I win the give-away or not. You are a real treasure.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  105. You do such beautiful work. My husband was looking over my shoulder when your blog came up. He also agreed, "Coffee Time" is perfect. Beautiful colored fabric, just perfect. Thank you.

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  106. I have to ask: HOW do all the adults manage to be able to gather for coffee at 4pm every day? I think that's just wonderful & wonder how you all accomplish this feat!

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    1. I stop everything and drive 4 miles to be there. My sister comes in about 4:20 because she has been at school. (She lives within 1/2 mile.) My brother and his wife come in about 4:30 or so, when they get off work. He lives within a mile. My niece comes over with her twins because she is anxious to get out of the house!!! (Sometimes she’s early!!)She lives within a mile. My other niece stops in after picking the kids up from school because she passes by on the way home, about 2 miles. So, you see, it is quite doable. We are all out in the country, so we don’t have a lot of traffic to contend with. My parents start watching for us and call if we’re running late. My husband rarely makes it since he works so far from home and doesn’t get off in time, but when he can, he stops by on the way home.

      (Your emails are bouncing back as undeliverable, so hopefully, you'll see my answer here!)

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  107. what a wonderful tradition you have with your family. What wonderful projects you have shared with us! I love all three, but I think "grow" is my favorite. This hop has been so much fun and you've been a wonderful cheerleader!

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  108. You are very fortunate to be close to family. I think it is so cool how you gather together. All three projects are wonderful. Does receiving your blog to my email account consider me a follower?
    tdamil213@yahoo.com
    Trina

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  109. It must be wonderful to have your family so close that you can get together every day I would love that. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects and telling the little stories that go a long with them. This has been a very fun and enlightening hop thanks for being part of it. Blessing Sandra

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  110. I love your coffee wall hanging and other pieces. More importantly, I love the story behind the Coffee Time quilt. When I was growing up, my grandmother lived a few miles away. I loved being able to drop by when I was in college, just blocks away from her. She always had a sandwich or cookies that I could snack on. I lost my mother 3 days after Christmas and miss my daily visits with her as she declined. At 92, she had shared so much with her children and grandchildren, but she shared her love and expertise of sewing with only me. I thank her for all that she taught me.
    Beckie

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  111. I love your Coffee wall hanging - the extra details make it so adorable. But I must say having the Abe Lincoln's saying on your wall would be so encouraging. I might need to make that for my grandchildren. I like the strips that hang from it - so snazzy.

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  112. Inspiring! Being from Illinois, I'd love the Lincoln pattern. Be sure to let us know when you post it in your shop!

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  113. They are so cute! I especially love the coffee!

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  114. I love your quilts. I was going to tell you which is my favorite but all three are. I need to make a quilt using my 2013 word.

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  115. Great job for the blog hop!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. I am also a happy follower of yours!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. I love your wall hangings, you do amazing work. Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

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  118. Oh, they're all so pretty! I would LOVE to make the "be a good one" for my grandchildren - what a great lesson! Thanks for the inspiration & giveaway!

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  119. I love your wall hangings! very creative. Thanks for hosting this hop. It has been so much fun. I had a look around your site today and learned a lot of tips! Thanks for being so sharing.

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  120. I have been a follower for some time. Thanks fun!

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  121. I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Your wallhangings are lovely.Thanks for the chance to win one of your patterns. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  122. I've been a follower by email for quite some time.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  123. I can't decide which one of your word projects I like the best! All are so lovely. Love the history behind 4pm coffee time. What a special gift you have in being able to do that.

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  124. wow... you are truly inspiring. Just learning to quilt myself, I'm in awe of your work!! Beautiful

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  125. How wonderful for your family to get together every day!
    I always follow you. ENjoyed all your "words".

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  126. Of course I follow you! You share so very much! :)

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  127. These three new "words" projects are wonderful! Love them as they are all so different from each other. But also love "Goldilocks" so if I'm lucky I'd be over the moon with that one! :)

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  128. great stories to go with your quilts.
    I love them all. Thanks for sharing, and hosting a give away too.
    thanks for all you have done for the hop to I can olny imagine the time it take to get things to run as smoothly as they do.
    in stitches

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  129. Your projects are so pretty! My Grandparents house used to be a little like that. We would all come over any day of the week and play catch or croquet or just take walks in the woods with our cousins. My Grandparent's son lived next door, so 90% of the time there was someone to play with besides my sister. Thanks for the chance to win one of your patterns. They are awesome!

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  130. Splendid quilts! Touching words. I truly love them all!

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  131. I am a Follower. Thank you for a great Giveawa!y

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  132. Linda I'm totally amazed at these beautiful pieces. And totally jealous that every day you get to spend an hour with your parents and siblings. What a wonderful blessing that is....I can't even imagine the treasures you are storing up in your heart. If I were to be lucky enough to win I would love the coffee pattern. I don't drink it (I'm a chai tea girl) but I love your piece. blessings, marlene

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  133. Beautiful projects! Love them all but am fond of the Lincoln quote. Very nice!

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  134. Oh I love them, especially the first two.

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  135. I follow, love the scrap hangings on the bottom of the middle quilt. So different.

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  136. Linda, You absolutely ROCK and so does your creativity too! Your wallhanging is prescious and so beautiful. I love that you share this tradition with your family. How Nice! JAne

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  137. Of course I am a follower of yours and hope I am the winner because this coffee time pattern is special, so many items and "flavors" within! Jane

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  138. OM Goodness!! You are so creative that it blows my mind! Loved your story about coffee time and thought the wall hanging was just toooo cool - esp. the beading. Then Abe's quilt is perfect and I loved that it was not symmetrical and the fringe on the bottom so cute. Grow is a lovely word and the quilt is perfect! I am awed!

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  139. I just love the Grow wall hanging. I want to continue growing, stretching and learning new things, especially about quilting.

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    1. we loved your blog, we are proud of you (also your brother and sister) thank, we are so blessed.

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  140. Thank you for Organizing this hop!!! Your projects are fantastic.. how wonderful to meet with your family every day.. wow!

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day, tomorrow!

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

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  141. Wait, am I this far behind in my comments,colds going through the house. Oh my goodness, you are amazing! You are also doing a wonderful job on this fun hop.

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  142. WoW! Love all your projects! The coffee time mini is so cool and how special that you are able to connect with your family everyday, you are Blessed! Thank you for sharing all your projects with us, awesome job!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. Oh please do enter me in. I would love to win one of the pdf patterns.

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  144. Love your wall hangings. I especially like the sugar crystals on the coffee one. The quote by Lincoln is also good. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  145. I love your wall hangings. They are absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Your projects are awesome! Some of my favorites of this hop
    Congratulations on being one of the chosen.

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  147. Great words...I especially like the Abe Lincoln quote. Thanks for sharing.

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  148. I love the story about your son and what a wonderful thing you told him. All our children need more loving encouragement. The Abe Lincoln quote is my favorite.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  149. Oh Linda...those are just beautiful...I love them all, but my favorite has to be the coffee time...Every morning Bill and I sit outside...yes, even when it's freezing and drink our first cup of coffee...it's a delightful time for us.
    You outdid yourself on this one!!! GREAT JOB!

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  150. wow really great projects!!! You really outdid youself!

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  151. You and your family are so blessed to be able to gather each day around the coffee pot. It makes me think of Sunday dinner when I was growing up. My grandmothers came, my brothers home from college/work, my sister and her family. My parents are gone and my siblings live too far away but we try to see each other when we can.

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  152. I'm totally impressed and would be happy to win any of these wonderful quilt patterns.

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  153. You are so very fortunate to be able to spend time with your family on a daily basis. Love the all of the quilts, but I think the second one with Abe Lincoln's quote hits home with my son. Such a great quote, maybe I will make a small painted version of this saying for my son's roon. And "Grow", I want and am doing so this very moment. Thanks for sharing.

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  154. I am very happy that I am a follower of you blog.

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  155. All three projects are wonderful and even better in person. Of course, my personal favorite is coffee time...and since I get to be at that coffee every day it really had meaning to me. You know I loved it. Thanks, for keeping me going, inspiring me and being my wings. Love you!

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  156. Your projects are so beautiful. Grow is one I strive to achieve daily. I try to learn something new spiritually or artistically daily. There are so many beautiful people like you out there too and the Internet allows us to meet them. You have had quite a few trials with this hop and handled them with grace and kindness. THANK YOU for everything!

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  157. Oh, I love the COFFEE one and the story of coffee at 4:00 every day. What a wonderful family you have. Gathering each day reminds me of summers spent on my grandparent's farm. Good times!

    I like the other projects too but the COFFEE is outstanding.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  158. I love the one that says grow. What a pretty message.

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  159. Hi!!! WOW!!! Beautiful!!! These are all wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  160. OMG these are gorgeous. Talent with a capital T !
    The coffee time is my favorite-so detailed!
    I have been following along-you are doing a fabulous job with this hop-great big pat on the back!

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  161. Love your projects. They are each terrific. But the coffee one just sings to my soul....I is spectacular.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. Your projects are so beautiful!!!! But the coffee one is my favorite!!!

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  163. Linda, I love you site. I have been enjoying it for a while now. I would absolutely love a pattern of the Coffee Table. Family time is precious. Thanks for Sharing.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  164. I am a follower of your site.
    Elizabeth
    Silverdale, WA

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