Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"In Your Words" Blog Hop - My Day!...Finally!

It's My Day..and I'm So Excited!
This is my first Blog Hop as a participant!



A BiG Thank You to
Madame Samm's at SewWeQuilt (Blog Hop Cheerleader)
and our wonderful hostess Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling!
For the "In Your Words" Blog Hop we were to create
something fabric using words that expressed things about ourselves.
So I thought - and thought - and thought some more.
I wanted to do something different ---
but what?...
A quilt to snuggle under on these cold winter nights?
A tote to carry around my latest project(s)?
A fabric journal in which to record my hopes and dreams?
A pretty pillow to lay my weary head?
Then as I was hanging out on Pinterest one day
I came across these wonderful birds by
Terry Grant at AndSewItGoes !

That was it! A BiRd!...



So meet Sophie Louise!
She is constructed of fabric from
Free Spirit by Jane A. Sassaman of Free Spirit Fabrics.
 

Sophie Louise was named by the ladies
in my Monday Night Quilt Bee.
(Thanks, Karen, Kate, and Therese.)
 

Her wee little sign tells us to LiVe!

Live life like you mean it!
 

I also dabble in jewelry making so I had to add some beads and buttons.
 

And look at those lovely lil' legs on Sophie Louise.
I had so much fun making her and plan to make many more..
a flock or two perhaps. :)

- - - - - A Now For a Give-Away! - - - - -


Leave a comment on my blog and become a Follower
to be eligible for a birdie of your own with this little journal.

(The winner will be able to choose the color of her bird.)

Take Flight -
Soar -
Spread Your Wings!

Now be sure to check out the other Blog Hop Participants for today:


Wednesday, January 16
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)
The German Mom (Tina S.)
Christa Quilts (Christa W.)


birdie blessings,
denise :D
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113 comments:

  1. Oh wow - she is gorgeous! My favourite project of the whole hop!! I love birds and the quirky ones so much! I am happy to follow you - so glad the hop has introduced us. I put a quirky bird on my quilt for the hop too!! :) Live life like you mean it are perfect words too!!!

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  2. That bird is so sweet and original, thanks for sharing and the chance to win one!

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  3. Oooh she is so lovely - I too like to make birds they are so nice displayed around the house arent they. I love her legs.

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  4. WOW! I love Sophie Louise! She is just adorable, and as soon as I laid eyes on her, I hoped that somehow she might be mine! Thank you for a really exciting giveaway -- your work is fabulous, and Sophie Louise makes me smile!

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  5. Stunning! My favourite project so far!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Sew cute. A very clever word project.

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  7. The birdie is adorable. Would you consider moving your follower gadget towards the top of your page? It is too far down

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  8. For your very first hop, you spread your wings and soared...LOVE your bird....and LIVE is such a great message....and ps. I mirror that sentiment above....I was not sure your follower button was showing...then I found it wayyyy on the bottom....I am a new follower though ....lol

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  9. Love the colors of the bird and LOVE, LIVE yest that is what I am doing in life.

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  10. Clever way to celebrate your blog today - fantastic bird made so well and I can see she has PERSONALITY! Thanks for sharing. And love the colors of Jane's fabrics.

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  11. Wow is that cute! I confess that I'm most impressed that you were able to make her stand up on those wiry little legs.

    The fabrics and the beading make her really sparkle - reminds me of my grandmother when she would get dressed up for church. Thanks for sharing this fun project.

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  12. Sophie Louise is so deliriously fantastic!! I was so hoping you might be giving one away!! So glad you joined us for the hop!

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  13. I love birds and your bird is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your lovely bird!!

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  14. That is a sweet little bird. And I am a follower. To join your sight your follower sight is way down on your page. I moved mine closer to the top. I just clicked on it and moved it to the top. It would be easier for people to find it. Thanks for sharing and having a give away.

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  15. I love your sweet little birdie, so adorable! I am a new happy follower and look forward to your posts!

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  16. What a great project and great word !! Sophie Louise is as cute as can be!!! Love her free spirit, style and yes those sexy legs!! Lol

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  17. Such a happy bird with a great message! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Denise, you did a marvelous job on this your first hop! I *adore* your darling little bird ... Sophie Louise is the perfect messenger for your "Live!" message! GREAT job and I'm so glad you joined in the fun!! I'm already a follower! :)

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  19. What a precious bird with the most important word!

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  20. What an adorable little bird! Great job!

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  21. What a fantastic bird! It makes me smile just looking at it.

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  22. How totally adorable AND creative!!! this has been a super hop.. thank you for sharing with us!

    Pat Sloan
    'The Voice of Quilting'
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  23. What an amazeing bird you have made. It is very colorful ( which I Love). Thank you sew much for shareing yoru project with us. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Rosemary B here: I LOVE THIS BIRD!!! WOW, amazing.
    This is such a sweet project. Well done
    I hope I win I hope I winnnnn
    thank you for sharing your creativity

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  25. The birdie is amazing and that she is Louise, which is my dear departed Mom's name - she would have loved her:)

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  26. Your bird is beautiful! It is so amazing where all of our work has brought us. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. OMG, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I want one in my sewing room!! :-)

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  28. That's so dang cute! It's to bad there is only one winner because I think we'd all love to have one perched alongside. Great job!

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  29. I am definitely throwing my hat into this drawing - that is just so darn cute and I love, love it. Thank you for this opportunity to win. Judy C

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  30. How original is this little guy? I would be honored to have him (or her) perched at my house!

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  31. I'm a new follower too and have really enjoyed snooping around your blog :D

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  32. Am a new follower and just love your bird! (Love the Big Girl Panties post from last month- still laughing and trying to get the tears to stop!)

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  33. How Cute! I am a new follower-looking forward to your posts!

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  34. Gorgeous bird. She will be a wonderful mascot. Thanks for sharing. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  35. Hi!!!! Very creative way to use your words!!!! I love Sophie Louise!!! To cute!!! I am a new follower!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  36. Your little bird is so creative and pretty. What a fun item to make.Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Sophie Louise is the most gorgeous bird and creative use of words ever. Thank you for sharing your ideas and such a thoughtful giveaway too. I am a new follower.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  38. OH!!!! I LOVE your bird!! I want one!! =D

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  39. A bird I. Hand is worth two! Thnx for the giveaway! New follower!

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  40. very cute bird -- he's quirky and fun

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  41. Your bird is so neat. Oh how creative! Thanks for sharing him with us.

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  42. The bird is adorable! I would love for her to come live at my house. Thank you.

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  43. I love the bird and its cute leggs.I have to make one, the Robin is the mascot for my blog. thanks for the cute cute idea

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  44. Sweet bird. I ad seen a similar one and wanted to make one, but just never got around to doing it. Maybe one day?

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  45. Sew Sweet! Love your bird. Great Word to LIVE by...Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

    PS: I am a follower

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  46. So lovely!! Such a cute birdie! And a great word. Great job!
    I am anew follower and look forward to read more!

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  47. Sweet bird! My studio window faces the tree in the backyard and I can watch the birds and squirrels when I sew....just love them!!!

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  48. Mmmm, new follower, your bird is my favorite project of the hop :) Love it!!

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  49. Super sweet bird! Terrific fabric choice!
    I am a new follower.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  50. That's the cutest bird! Love him/her!! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Absolutely LOVE your bird pattern. Very funky, indeed!

    I am a happy new follower of yours.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I love your bird and the colors are so much fun. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing what else you make.

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  53. What a wonderful idea, wordy birds! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I follow via GFC. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  54. What a lovely bird and the beads really add to it, I'm a new follower.

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  55. Very creative idea , love the bird , thanks for sharing and I am a new follower.

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  56. Love the bird - thanks for sharing him (or her!)

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  57. Love the bird -- how creative!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Such a cute bird. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  59. What a cute bird! You are a multi-talented gal. I just read through a lot of your blog and decided yours is a blog to follow.Thanks for the giveaway.
    carrotcake55 at sbcglobal dot com

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  60. That is acute bird, I love it. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. I Love your bird! I will follow him and you wherever you fly. Cheers
    Jane

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  62. Your bird is gorgeous! Love the beads and check out her legs, hehe. Thank you for sharing Sophia Louise with us, awesome job!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Oh my goodness, that is just the cutest bird! I love the fabrics and beads you added. Very nice wordy creation! Thanks for sharing. :O)

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  64. Sophie Louise is a beautiful bird!

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  65. Sophie Louise is a great choice! I'm sure you'll be invited for more blog hops!

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  66. Wow, I'll say this is different! I adore birds (& Jane Sassaman's fabrics too) and this one is quite wonderful. I'm following you.

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  67. Adorable! What a sweet project!

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  68. So cute and very unique. Thank you for sharing this lovely project.

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  69. A red cardinal or a black crow would be ever so cute!

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  70. I love your bird - so very sweet!!! Thanks for the chance to win her... she would be most welcome in our home and I would find a special place for her to perch!!

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  71. did you see one of these and then made one? wow. Sophie Louise is so darn cute. I love her. i am a new follower and thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. Through patience and persistence I am now a follower (whew!).

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  73. Holy cow, Sophie Louise is just the best!!! You have just solved the problem of what to make my bff for her birthday next month!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! I am a new follower in case you find or create other really cool stuff! hehe

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  74. What a cute little birdie ...... thanks for sharing with us on the hop.
    in stitches

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  75. Hi, Sophie Louise, you are so pretty. Where or where did you get such adorable legs? You are a lucky little chirper.

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  76. Sophie Louise is darling! How clever.
    New gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. How cute is she! What a fun project! Great job on your first hop!

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  78. What an adorable bird! The fabric is bright and colorful--reminds me of spring. I feed the birds here, but a squirrel carried away my sunflower seed feeder yesterday. I guess he thought it was take-out! lol. I'm a new follower.

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  79. Thanks so much I really loved your sharing for the blog hop.

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  80. What a delightful idea....that's thinking out of the box! Sophie Louise will be fun to have and display anywhere in your home...I am a new follower,and look forward to everything else you have to share!

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  81. oh my word, I love, love, LOVE your bird. So cute! So unique!

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  82. Oh my goodness, your birdie is beautiful! (or handsome, if it's a boy ;) )

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  83. How cool is that! Very creative. I have just become a follower.

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  84. I'll follow Sophie Louise anywhere. Love those legs. Great word too! Sometimes we get so caught up in life we just forget to live it!

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  85. What a pretty bird! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. I love your bird - so adorable!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win one from your fair hands!!! I am a follower and looking forward to seeing where your creativity takes you!!!

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  87. love your bird, so glad I flew in to have a look at your blog

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  88. Love your bird. So creative. Just became a new follower.

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  89. very cute bird. Nice work and great Word.

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  90. I love the little bird! Just darling!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  91. Love your project! Great way of thinking outside the box. Just became a follower and looking forward to reading more about your creativity.

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  92. love your bird and her journal!
    welcome to the world of hops!

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  93. Denise - Your blog is loaded in for my Grow Your Blog party. You will need to prepare a special post for the party - reference the guidelines please. I will be by to visit you and read your post as soon as I can after the party starts. I hope you make lots of new friends at the party!!!

    Vicki

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  94. Welcome aboard to the world of hops with Madame Samm! Your bird is just way to cute,thanks so much for sharing her :)

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  95. Oh I so love the bird - blue is my favourite colour and it is just adorable. Love your blog and have joined. Do visit and enter my giveaway. x

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  96. Denise, I LOVE your birdie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she is holding a great sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  97. Awesome! The bird is too cute and the word...very appropriate! Thanks for sharing!

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