Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yes, It's finally All About ME !!

Today is my day on the hop and I'm both excited and a bit nervous .... When I saw there was machine buttonhole/blanket stitching, I was more concerned that I didn't know how to do that than figuring out what "I" was going to look like.  I finally decided to go to the local bookstore and see if I could find a book on embroidery. (after all, I'm going to need to learn how, in order to participate in the Stitch Me Up  Blog Hop so why not practice on this?) Woo hoo, I found a book at a bargain $2. Yes, it's an OLD book, but there's lots of good stuff in it and things like embroidery stitches don't change much over the years.(I hope).  So I hand emboidered my "ME".

A little about my "ME",  She is a little CRAFTY. I designed her with blond hair since I'm blond with a sky blue background and sunny yellow border because that's how I see life most of the time. (Notice the "rose colored" glasses?  I have been accused of seeing life through rose colored glasses. Really there is nothing wrong with it, life's much more pleasant when you have a positive outlook). I decided on Crafty since that's what I do. Scrapbooking, Card making, Sewing, Quilting(just learning), Embroidery (again just learning), I've  dabbled in ceramics and candlemaking and other things.
I added some tiny yellow buttons for my pin heads as all my quilting pin heads are yellow. I just couldn't resist adding a few trinkets like the sewing machine, thimble, thread, scissors and ruler.
 

I haven't quilted her yet because I'm waiting. In a very short time my LQS is offering a beginners quilting class and I want to save her for after I know more than just what I have read on blogs about how to quilt. Then she is going in my sewing/craft room.

Be sure to visit the rest of the creative ladies today (if you missed any, the entire schedule is in my previous post).

A big thanks to Madame Samm and Marlene for all the hard work you put in to make this hop such a big success. You INSPIRE!

Thanks for stopping by. I am currently out of town, but I do appreciate your comments. I doubt I will have internet access other than my phone, so will not be responding to comments. I want you to know your comments are appreciated, so there will be a giveaway of fat quarters open to all who comment.

100 comments:

  1. Sew cute ... love all the little details! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. She is a cutie! Love all the little doo-daddies you found - how perfect!

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  3. She's cute! Great score on that needlework book.

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  4. Love your you! I have that book and refer to it all the time. Love your add ons and your stitching by hand is great! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Nothing wrong with looking through rose colored glasses.

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  6. Fabulous! I love the details you added - especially the glasses. Here in the UK we call them 'rose tinted spectacles' but I have no idea where the saying comes from!I BTW I have that book too!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I love those glasses too! Cute! And all those tiny additions! So sweet!

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  8. Love the double meaning. I had that book, but donated it to the Salvation Army in a decluttering frenzy. Too many books; too little time. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  9. You have made a cute lady. Thanks for sharing and for a great give away

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  10. Wonderful gal! Good luck on the quilting class.

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  11. She turned out very cute. I know she will look great when you get her quilted. Enjoy the class.

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  12. Wow! That book was given to me by a former colleague, a fellow teacher. I don't know if I still have it, but as I recall it has a lot of good info in it. I love your AB version. Your personal touches really make it sing! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Loving all those little charms you've added. It's goimg to be great once you've quilted it.

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  14. Cute! Love the little embellishments.

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  15. Your little lady is really sweet. Love the bling you included!

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  16. Love your gal! You will have do much fun in your machine qlting class!

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  17. Love your color combo! So bright and cheerful...Now about that book...I have a copy from the first printing...That book is not old but filled with Wisdom! :) Enjoy!!! :)

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  18. Very nicely done! Thank you for sharing your lovely gal!

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  19. Good Morning Roxanne..you had nothing to be nervous about YOU did up YOU with style and grace...and a few smiles sprinkled about, all the best in your quilting class

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  20. Very nice! And that is a great book - I have it! But I got it new at full price (showing my age, I guess!) Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Nice job! Hope you will share the finished quilted piece.

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  22. Great piece! thanks for sharing with us today

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  23. Your girl is very cute. Crafty fits perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love your gal. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I'm glad you're a *glass half FULL* kinda Gal!! I like being around people like you and the fact that you CRAFT makes it that much sweeter. Great job ob YOU.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  26. Cute Crafty YOU. Since this is a small quilt, you should be able to quilt her just fine after a few practice pieces. It's those large quilts that get hard to wrestle with under the sewing machine. Good luck with your quilting class. I hope you love it and learn a lot.

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  27. I like your sunny gal. And you are so crafty. Good job.

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  28. She's (you) are cute...love the accessories!

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  29. I always check used books first and older doesn't mean that they don't have useful information! Good bargain there and more money for crafting, right?

    Your "Me" is wonderful and will be even better once you can take your class and learn the basics. I bet you will be the star of the class with your project and explaining how it came to be. Well done!

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  30. I think you did a fabulous job :) Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your crafty lady is wonderful! And I love a good bargain book.....gee... embroidery is embroidery, so your book will still be quite useful. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I loke your craft laydy, and i'm sure it will be very nicly quilted.
    regards, and thanks for sharing

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  33. Rose colored glasses are a wonderful thing! I'm so glad that you use them for it does make a difference in life! love the little adornments on this block. Good luck on the quilting!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  34. She's so cute! You did a great job!

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  35. I love your rose colored glasses and let me just tell you that you got a wonderful bargain in that book! I've looked and looked for that one but haven't found it at any of the bargain places I go. blessings, marlene

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  36. I have that book, got it around the time it was first released. Love your 'me' It is so much fun seeing all the talented interpretations of this special block.

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  37. Love the embellishments - sweet!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!! I am a new follower now!!

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  38. Love the blonde! She's gorgeous. Good job!

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  39. She is sew cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  40. You did a great job on your "me" Thank you for sharing.

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  41. You did such a nice job on her. I have that book too and use it as a reference a lot of time.

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  42. Very cute you are, I must say!! Your gonna have a great time quilting this sweetie!

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  43. Your colors are so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Oh she is very cute and are those rose colored glasses? You did a great job and I have become a follower...take care.

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  45. Love the project. Very crafty & creative.. The glasses are awesome...conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. LOVE YOUR PROJECT!
    FUN HOP!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  47. She's a cutie..love the embellishments to show off who you are. :O)

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  48. She is so cute. I love all of the embellishments. I also think it is good to see everything in a positive way--great job!

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  49. Your quilty lady will be a great addition to your sewing room and offer you words of wisdom! I have that embroidery book (for many years) and it has come in handy here and there to help me out.

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  50. Your quilty lady is lovely and will keep an eye on your quilting exploits in the future. I still have the book and enjoy browsing through it. It comes in handy at times.

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  51. Hi!!! Love your lady!!! Yellow does look like happiness!!! Love the rose color glasses!! You did great work on her and I would love to see her after she is quilted up!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  52. Love the glasses! This hop has been fun. Have fun at your class and remember there are NO Quilting Police....so be yourself!!

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  53. I am a little bit like you I dabble on almost any craft there is. But quilting is my favorite right now.

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  54. What a great job you did! Sounds like you are quite an adventurist willing to try lots of new things. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Good job on your lady. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  56. Rosemary B here: I love yours. Really cute

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  57. You have done a great job. Love it.

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  58. I love that book, I have had a copy for quite awhile now. It's very handy.

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  59. I want to learn how to do embroidery too, we will have to cheer each other on.

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  60. I won't to learn free motion quilting

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  61. Nice personal touches to your quilt! Well done!

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  62. This lady is so fun! Love your quilt! She really takes on the personality of each quilter!

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  63. This is the most fun hop and I am blown away at all the versions of Ms. Biased. Yours is very cute. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  64. She/you looks like a person that would be fun to meet, to share a quilting class with, or stitch together on a hop. Have fun learning.

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  65. I love her! You did such a fantastic job! This hop has been totally awesome, so much fun!

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  66. What a fun lady you made! Hope you let us see when she is all quilted too! :) Great job!!

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  67. I love your lady! Especially the red dress and the pink glasses. Thanks for making us all smile!

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  68. You are coming along great adding all the things you love to do. Great lady you have there.

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  69. Great self-portrait! Love all your embellishments and hope you have a fabulous time quilting her :) I'm with you - blue skies and rose-colored glasses are the way to go!

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  70. Good job, Good luck on learning to do the quilting. Nice find on the book. THanks for sharing.

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  71. Love your crafty lady. What a bargain. I have that book from years ago and now I must go and find it. Enjoy learning to quilt your lady.

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  72. Wonderful..thank you for sharing it with us.

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  73. My MIL gave me the same book. I need to find it and look at it again with a fresh eye.

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  74. I love all your accessories, so cute!
    Thanks for sharing.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  75. Love it. And there definitely is nothing wrong with looking at life through rose colored glasses. Every day is more enjoyable when you try to not be miserable.

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  76. How sweet and thanks for sharing!

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  77. You did great. I taught myself how to embroider way back in 1970 from a Family Circle how to article. I've enjoyed it every since. I know you'll love learning to quilt too. Taking a class is the way to do it. I did the same 2 years ago through my local guild and now I'm adddicted to the whole process of making appliqued, embroidered and pieced quilts.
    See you at the Stich Me Up bloghop. I'm doing it too!

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  78. Lovely crafty block I have the same book I got mine for a quarter at the library book store one of the best quarters I have spent Thank you for sharing and a give away Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  79. She is great , have fun quilting her on your new machine .

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  80. She looks wonderful.
    Wish you lot of fun during your quilting class.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  81. What a cutie! Your rose colored glasses are awesome! The book you bought for $2 is a great resource, so keep it handy. Looking at the label inside the cover of mine, I've had it for at least 28 years and still pull it out now and again! :-)

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  82. You have done a sensational job in creating your project! Thank you for sharing and for inspiring! Have a great time learning quilting and embroidery (both are fun and work perfectly together). Continue looking through Rose Colored Glasses....life is to short not to enjoy every moment we can!

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  83. what a sweet quilt, love it! This is such a fun hop.. my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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  84. Hi, love the mini quilt and she will look great when you have quilted her. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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