Monday, January 14, 2013

Woolie Day on The Blog Hop!!! & A Give Away

It's my day to share my project for the In Your Words Blog Hop!  A big thank you to Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling and Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt for supporting us in this wonderful blog hop!!!  Be sure and visit all my compatriots today.  I have a give away to go along with my reveal and hope you will leave me a comment and register to be a follower!  On Friday I will see who the dog dish coughs up as the WINNER! 



Clothes and Crafts (Maria K.)
Simple Sew (Shirley T.)
I'M RIGHT HERE!!!
RocknQuilts (Mary Ann)
Quiltsmiles (Jane E.)

Feathered Nest Studio(Jennet)


Those who have been followers of the Woolie Blog for any length of time know how chaotic and busy my life is...so, it was a huge commitment for me to even join the blog hop.  But, I couldn't pass it up because it was WORDS!  I love words on fabric, words in books, words, words, words.  What to do, what to make, how to express myself???  I had brought a little bundle of fabric back with me from France and decided to use some of it for my project.  Then I found a little as in tiny piece of a beautiful tree fabric in my stash.  You have those pieces I am sure.  The ones you cherish down to the last thread and grieve when they are gone.

I pieced a star (because, it is my favorite block) and then made a pillow.  What to say on my pillow???  I wanted my girlfriends when they come visit my sewing room to know how I see them.  And so I decided to say, "Vous etes beaux."  "You Are Beautiful!"  Which is how I feel about them inside and out!


The plaid fabric is what I brought back from France and the yummy trees is the last bit in my stash of this gorgeous piece.


The letters were free hand drawn and the fabric I used was also from France.  It was the first time I had ever sewn piping and was very scared.  I used a pre-made satin piping and had a tutorial via phone from Robin of the Woolie Robin ornaments which are still Free for another couple of weeks on the right hand side of the blog.


Enzo says, Vous Etes Beaux to you!  Great color pallet huh! lol


Now for the Give Away!  Thank you for joining us on this wordy blog hop and I hope you will join the Woolie as a follower.  Be sure to check back on Friday because if you are a "no reply" person I have no way of contacting you about the win!  Best wishes on winning this really cute sewing case!



114 comments:

  1. LOVE that pillow!!!! adorable. the sewing case is wonderful so nice to have everything you need right there.
    Kathie

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  2. It a great pillow! Everyone should be reminded how beautiful they are!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  3. Beautiful pillow! I love the gentle tree fabric. Thanks!

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  4. Your pillow is so beautiful and very good words. Thanks for sharing your words and creativity

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  5. Very pretty. Love the tree fabric.

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  6. The tree fabric is beautiful, as is your pillow. A great sentiment to share with your friends.

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  7. Love your pillow! And that tree fabric? *swoon*

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  8. Your pillow es tres jolie! Don't ask me for anymore French, for my brain is tres fatigue and I can't think that hard. :P

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  9. Beautiful pillow! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway.

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  10. Oh, how I love what you did with those neutrals! (and I agree that tree fabric is a treasure)

    Beautiful words and such a wonderful project for your friends.

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  11. Your pillow is beautiful, I love the neutrals and the tree fabric. Thank you for sharing :)

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  12. What a beautiful job, Anna. Love the fabric!

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  13. Very lovely and calming! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Fabulous Anna!
    I love the tree fabric!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Wonderful pillow and that tree fabric is great. I love visiting central Oregon. I have a friend who lives in the Tumalo area of Bend. The Sisters quilt show is my favorite.

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  16. What a beautiful pillow. I love your choice of fabrics too! Nice job and wonderful words... Thanks for the chance to win! Give Enzo a big back rub from me!

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  17. The tree fabric is delightful! And your piping ...obviously there was no need to be nervous....a beautiful job.

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  18. Vous etes belles aussi, ma cherie....( you are pretty too my dear)
    This is lovely, I adore the French fabrics. gorgeous

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  19. I love the material on the back of your pillow. It looks like you would like to go for a nice walk in the forest. The give away if really nice. I love the carrying case. Great give away.

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  20. Very nice!!!! This is a great looking pillow. I would love to win that case....fingers are crossed. thanks for sharing. I think puppy has claimed the pillow.

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  21. Your pillow is fabulous!! I hope you make one of the top 3 spots!

    The giveaway is truly terrific! I would so love to win that!

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  22. Love this pillow and that tree fabric...yum!

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  23. What a beautiful pillow! Great job!
    (I am already a follower.)

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  24. Your tree fabric is gorgeous and your pillow turned out just perfect.

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  25. What a great pillow -- I love every thing about it, the fabric is perfect and the saying is fabulous! Thanks for a great giveaway, too! :)

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  26. Your pillow is beautiful and I love the tree fabric!

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  27. I can't decide if your pillow or puppy is cuter! Love it.

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  28. OMG...love that tree fabric. I love trees and anything that pictures them. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  29. Love the fabric and your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love, love, love the neutral colors for your pillow! I can see why you cherished those fabrics! Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. That pillow is divine! Love absolutely everything about it! Am a follower and this pillow is only one reason why!


    DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

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  32. Just found you because of the hop. Love your blog! Your pillow is wonderful. I now follow you by email. Yeah!

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  33. you are talented...yeah...glad I didn't commit to this one as I would have no idea what to do. Love it.

    oh..please enter me into the dog dish.

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  34. Your French fabrics are really wonderful - what a cute project and to honor your friends with the sentiment was over the top. Thank you for sharing and for your very generous giveaway opportunity. Judy C

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  35. Hi!!! Love your words!!! I love the tree fabric too!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  36. The fabric is amazing - as are the words, oh and your baby who loves to pose

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  37. That pillow is fantastic. love love the fabric. thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Ohhh, such beautiful trees! Love how gently you used that fabric. Just subscribed!

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  39. Oh Great Job. I like the trees, and am glad you translated for us. and of course I am a follower.

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  40. Love that fabric! The colors are beautiful and your pillow is lovely. :O)

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous fabric!! And simple cross hatching is perfect, love, love, love it!! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Beautiful pillow and I just love that winter tree fabric.

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  43. I just love your pillow, and the fabric. Nice job!

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  44. It's been years since I visit family in France and I love the shops. Your pillows are sew sweet and beautiful fabrics. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  45. You pillow is soooo beautiful!! --- classy, warm, soft, sophisticated --- well done, Anna.

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  46. Beautiful pillow and words! Thank you for sharing.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  47. I love the tree fabric. It turned out very pretty.

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  48. I love the pillow. It has such a soft look. I can see why you will miss the tree fabric. It is classic.

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  49. What an elegant pillow....so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. great project and inspirational project

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  51. Tres magnifique! I love that tote too, very vintage and beau. Your pillow shares a wonderful message but is also very soothing. Thank you for sharing. Jane

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  52. That tree fabric is lovley! I've not seen anything quite like it but I love the way you've used it in your pillow
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  53. Anna I love the pillow and that tree fabric is so different and so goes with the plaid. What beautiful words for your friends. Blessings Sandra

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  54. Anna, you did a lovely job on your pillow and words. C'est tres Bon!

    Thanks for the chance to win your fun sewing case.

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  55. I am so jealous of your tree fabric and what a great remembrance from France. Enzo looks tres chic with your project by his side.

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  56. Great pillow - love the font you used for your letters!! Your dog is awesome too!! Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Love the monochromatic scheme. Very classy. Love the pooch too.

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  58. Beautiful pillow! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I love the tree fabric, so subtle colouring.

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  60. Your pillow is so sweet. It was the perfect fabric choice for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Love your pillow! You did a great job with the piping and your fabric is drool-worthy!

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  63. Nice project. Love your choice of fabrics. Enzo looks great with the pillow.

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  64. You did a wonderful job on your pillow. Your friends will be impressed and will feel your love when they visit your sewing room.

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  65. Love your work! I signed up to follow you. I would love the sewing kit. thanks, Debbie
    gussek at hotmail dot com

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  66. I love your pillow and how it makes me feel calm.

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  67. Absolutely gorgeous pillows. And the tree fabric is outstanding. I would cherish it also...Just really unbelieveable. Thank you for shareing yoru project with us and thank you for a chanc eto enter your lovely giveaway. I am also a new follower
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Anna, I love your pillow! What a great idea. And I love stars, so that is just the icing for me. :-) Have a happy week!

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  69. i love your pillow! it's beautiful!

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  70. i love your pillow! it's beautiful! I would love to have that tree fabric, if you ever run into it, let me know, I want a yard. SO funny, I see right above me my daughter n law commented, LOL. to funny. She is a new blogger stop by her blog and join, I joined yours and hope to see more creations of art

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  71. lovely pillow. I love the tree fabric so much. And your choice of words is so perfect. thanks for sharing!

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  72. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  73. That was a great pillow! That is a wonderful saying for your friends.

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  74. Anna as usual you have created something stunningly gorgeous...this pillow is perfect. I'm pretty sure it would fit perfectly in my house! :). Blessings, Marlen

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  75. Rosemary B here: This is a really lovely pillow. I do adore the colors and the stitching!
    thank you for sharing and for the give away. Your doggie is a cute helper

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  76. Oh, what a beautiful pillow! I agree, that tree fabric is gorgeous. I follow through email and it comes right as I am starting work. Guess what I do every night on first break!!!!

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  77. What a fun pillow - and that tree fabric is awesome. Too bad you had to put most of it on the back!

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  78. I just love the fabric you used.... trees are one of my favoite things. Great pillow ..thanks you for shring with us today and haveing a wondrful give away too.
    in stitches

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  79. Just love the fabrics you chose to use for your beautiful pillow! Who knew that neutrals could be so strikingly beautiful?! Thank you so much for sharing,and congrats on sewing on your first ever piping :)

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  80. Awesome pillow! Thanks for the give away.

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  81. I love the pillow. That tree fabric has sort of an ethereal feeling. And the quiet, subtle comfort of it is really nice after the frenetic pace of the holidays.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. So happy you joined in for the blog hop!! Love your pillow, especially the fabrics... perfect!

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  83. Wonderful pillow! Yes, beautiful colors. I can totally understand how you would hoard the tree fabric; I wish I had some to hoard, too; never seen anything so neat. :)

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  84. To live around nine quilt shops - how ideal! I love your grey palette and tree fabric - tres chic!!

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  85. I love your fabric choice. So perfect for this time of year. And you are so lucky to live close to 9 shops...I am not far from two, but what a great selection of fabric and notions.

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  86. It is a gorgeous pillow- I love the star and the tree and of course the words. So lovely and eloquent.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice little tool carrier.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  87. Nicely done, simply beautiful! TIA! B-)

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  88. Muy bonita! Oh wait...wrong language! Tres beau! I didn't get to see all your fabrics from the Carrefour, so it's nice to see what you've done with this! Love the greys, too!

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  89. Starkly beautiful tree fabric; almost ghostly. The pillow is a wonderful tribute to your friends.

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  90. WoW! Your pillow is gorgeous! Love your fabrics, you're right, they are yummy, hehe. Beautiful words and not just for your girlfriends, a reminder that you ate a beautiful person as well! Thank you for sharing your pillow with us, awesome job! I'm now following you on Pinterest as well and got lost for the last hour looking at some of your boards, hehe. Great stuff!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I love that tree fabric. I would have a hard time using the last of that. I can think of too many ways to use it! Merci beaucoup. for the giveaway too. Someone's going to get lucky!

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  92. Your pillow is beautiful ... love the tree fabric. Looks like Enzo likes it also.

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  93. Lovely fabric. Wonderful words. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Gorgeous pillow. The fabric and your words are beautiful. Well done!

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  95. LOL - I love Enzo - he's so cute! And your pillow matches him! hahaha.
    Lovely words - it's been a while since I've seen French (I'm originally from Canada, now living in the States) and it's such a refreshing language, I think!
    I love that birch (?) tree fabric on the back. Gorgeous!

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  96. This case is wonderful!! Everything at your fingertips!! Thanks for the chance!! Also love your pillow...that tree print is lovely!
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  97. Love the pillow. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  98. Your pillow is delightfful. Thanks for the fun share and wow, the giveaway rocks too. :)

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  99. Your pillow is beautiful , I love the soft colors , so calming . Thanks for the chance at your giveaway I am now following by email :-)

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  100. I just love your pillow. It is beautiful! Thanks for the chance at a great give away too.

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  101. I love the tree fabric. I'm so glad you got to use it in a special project. I love Enzo! He is so cute and matches perfectly ;) You did a great job on it! Thanks for sharing.

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  102. such a cute project and love love love the 'model'! Thank you for sharing... this has been such a fun hop.

    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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  103. Your fabric is awesome. And I love your "words". I am sure your friends are thankful for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. What a beautiful pillow. I love the words and the pictures but I especially love your model.

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  105. Your pillow is lovely. The tree fabric is outstanding.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. What neat projects. The fabric in the pillow is lovely.

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  107. Great choice of project for your words. And your choice of model is fantastic!

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  108. LOVE your project and you are beautiful too :)

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  109. LOVE your project and you are beautiful too :)

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  110. Project is wonderful. Reminds me of central Oregon, I lived there years ago. The tree fabric is to die for.

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