Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's all about me, or is it?

When I saw this great pattern from Amy Bradley the first thing I noticed was that there were hair choices that closely resembled mine and my sister's current looks.   That got me to thinking that my life is not just about me.  My sister is my rock. So the idea of the two of us posing for this event  became a given.  By the way, beyond the hair there is absolutely nothing that we have in common with the pattern.


There were a lot of catch phrases out there for sisters but this particular song lyric seemed to capture "US" 
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Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters

So that's the background. I had a few problems. The largest of these was that I am a polka dot gal and had next to no striped fabric to use to showcase the Bias.  Actually you are looking at most of my options. Now while I like the look of the red and white stripe now that it's over.  It was an absolute bear to hand stitch on at so many levels, not least of which was what it did to my vision.




Try looking at that fabric and stitching lots of letters and your eyes begin to twitch and you can no longer focus on the eye of a needle to thread it.

Ok, so I intended to give this to our mom in the form of a pillow.  She lives in an assisted living complex so I thought a pillow would work better than a wall hanging.



One slight problem,  I didn't measure properly and the words get lost at the very top and very bottom.


What I need is a larger pillow. None were to be found in any of the usual hiding places.  I tried the basement, the trunk of my car and the closet.  I need a 20.  I found pillows in 12, 16 and 18.  I'll get to Joanne's soon but not soon enough for this to be a pillow for this hop.


So  this is what it looks like as an unbound wall hanging.  I like it.  

And here is what we actually  look like in 2 very blurry pictures.  I know that somewhere or another there must be pictures of  the two of us that are not blurry. Probably in the same hidy whole as the pillow.





          In this one I cropped out everyone we knew and was left with this stranger in the background


So in summation, I had a wonderful  time participating in this blog.  As always it pushed on the walls of my comfort zone and I am thankful for that experience.

Thanks to  Madame Samm head cheerleader and  Amy Bradley who designed this wonderful piece. Thanks also to our Hop Cheerleader Marlene who kept us all up to date on the happenings for this hop.

It's 10 PM the night before this is due to post and I am doing an edit.  I gave up lunch and went to Michael's in search of a pillow.

TaDa !


                     Please stop by and visit all of the other participants for today and the rest of the hop.


Tuesday, February 26~


Thanks for stopping by, glad you could visit.











83 comments:

  1. Nice pillow, Hope you find the correct size soon!

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  2. I'm glad you found the pillow and I love that you included your sister! I never had a sister but always wanted one.

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  3. Ha! I just love it!! So wonderful to include your sister (I hope she has a sense of humor) and it makes for a wonderful keepsake pillow with whimsie.

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  4. Love how you included your sister! A perfect gift for your Mom. Thank you for sharing US.

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  5. Super Job...and LOVE that you included your sister! My Mom is in assisted living too...I KNOW your Mom will LOVE IT!

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  6. Oh such a lovely idea! You both look great! And what a lovely gift!

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  7. How wonderful tha you could put your sister on the pillow too. Great idea!

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  8. That is a lovely idea to put you and your sister on a pillow. Thanks for sharing

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  9. OMGoodness, how wonderful to include your sister!

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  10. Very cute. Your mom will love it.

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  11. Lovely pillow! Your mom will really enjoy it!!!

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  12. My sister is also my rock! LOVE the pillow!

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  13. So cute and a great idea. If I had made one I would have to have 4 of us sisters in it. And I recognize your photo location in the last picture. I hope it didn't get wet.

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  14. Very nice of you to share the spot-lite with your sister...Love the pillow idea to give to your Mom, it really turned out lovely and I am sure she will love it..Have a great day.

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  15. This is just so sweet with you and your sister sharing the spotlight. Your Mom will be thrilled! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Your take is just fabulous. Hadn't thought of this. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Excellent idea to include your sister! Great job.

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  18. Nice job -- and what better addition than your sister to make it really about YOU! :)

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  19. Very cute, Selina! Glad you could find the pillow form in just the right size so your cute words wouldn't get lost. And funny, but I know exactly the song you've referred to... "Sisters, sisters." I believe it's from the movie "White Christmas," as it's pretty fresh in my memory from this last Christmas season. How nice that you and your sister have a, seemingly, good relationship. We should all be so blessed.

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  20. Love your pillow - thanks for sharing.

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  21. great idea to do this of you and your sister.

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  22. Your mum is going to LOVE this cushion! You've done a great job with the hair!

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  23. How very nice that you are both in it - so cute! And what a wonderful gift for your mother! Well done.....

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  24. So sweet that you created you and your sister!

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  25. What a nice sister you are to include her in your little "me" quilt. I suppose you could have said "it's all about us". The pillow turned out great with it's proper insert size.

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  26. Well it is certainly nice to see how devoted your two are. It doesn't happen that often...your pillow is very cute!

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  27. beautiful, love your sisters pillow! thank's for sharing with us

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  28. Love your "sisters" spin on Amy's pattern! B-)

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  29. OMG... I love it!! What a wonderful treasure for your mom too. The background fabric is dynamite. Where did you find that. I have, have, have to have some. You know I will be on a mission to the quilt shops today!!! I sure wish I had a sister... You have no idea how lucky you are! PS: wasn't that lining up the stipes on the borders fun! I haven't had such a challenge in a long time! :-))

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  30. I have a sister that I'm very close to and I love the idea of both on the pillow! Great job! Your mom should really enjoy that!!!

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  31. What a wonderful journey you have made with this pattern. Love putting the sisters together creating a treasure for your mother. Sew pretty.

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  32. Rosemary B here:
    I love this. You two look wonderful on a pillow and in person.
    Thank you for sharing your creation, and really great photographs as well! Lovely embroidery too!

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  33. love you included your sister! duh, I could have done the same thing..however..I stopped at the all about ME part LOL great great job

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  35. It is all about the sisters:)

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  36. The sisters line is from one of those holiday movies---Holiday Inn maybe?? It seems to fit that you would include you both. How cute it looks! I can see how hand stitching on bias stripe WOULD make the eyes a little twitchy in time,

    I was afraid my letter would do the same thing on my item so moved it around to the side but the right sized pillow form fixed you right up! Well done!

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  37. BRAVO! Love the theme and the song! (and yes it is Holiday Inn)

    this pillow- what a lovely tribute to you and your sister- this is spectacular!

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  38. great project. I would want to put my 2 sisters in one with me also. My very best friends in the whole world

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  39. Great gift for your mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great gift for your mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. What a cute idea and so well done too.

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  42. Love the sisters idea....so pretty. Mom will love it!

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  43. Great cushion!! I'm sure your Mum will love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Love your idea of a sister's project. I'm the oldest of four girls and three of us quilt. I adore practical projects and a pillow is a perfect use for your Mom. I'm sure she'll not just enjoy it, but brad about it! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. What a great idea. Love the sisters.

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  46. Love this. Sisters are the best!

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  47. I have 3 sisters and love them all. This is such a fun gift for your mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Very sweet that you included your sister I know your Mom will love the pillow. Excellent job, thanks for sharing.

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  49. The sister song will be in my head today. I am sure your mother will love this pillow, great job.

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  50. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this. My sister and I are so close it's impossible to describe. Now I'm going to have to make this and not just one...but one for her and one for me. :) blessings, marlene

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  51. awww ... this is SO SWEET with the two of you! I love these hops... mine is up today too! http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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  52. Always love humour in any project... Great job enough to be..well you see

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  53. Great idea and your Mom will love it !!Thanks for sharing

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  54. Absolutely LOVE what you did with the project! What a wonderful idea to make it about you and your sister (and I love that movie too, btw!) I'm sure your mom will be tickled pink to receive it. Great job!

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  55. What a great finished project!!! I have trouble with stripes too--it has to do with the astigmatism in my left eye. OH well, I don't indulge in stripes often. Good for you, sticking it out to completion despite the eye twitch. :-) I bet your mom will LOVE it!

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  56. Love your sisters pillow. It would make a great friendship pillow too.

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  57. The larger pillow is much better for your creation. Wonderful that you included your sis...that takes real devotion!!

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  58. Your pillow is sew cute and fun. How great to add your sister. This is such a great hop. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  59. I adore your sisters pillow. This song is from White Christmas, isn't it? I'm sure your mom will love her gift. Great job.

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  60. That is so totally sweet! I know your mom had to love it!

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  61. Your Mom is goin to loooove her pillow! Your idea was soooo creative too...bet your Sister loves it too! :)

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  62. Oh, I LOVE it! I should make a couple of those for my sisters! Your Mom is going to love it, it will so brighten her room. :)

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  63. A true work of Love!
    June - NJ

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  64. HI I love it, especially showing us your sister as well! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  65. Adorable I love the independence taken with the pattern Thanks Becky

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  66. This makes me want to make a sister pillow...love it!

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  67. You are not only devoted but also creative and tenacious. I would have given up on the pillow and made one. I have lots of stuffing, so I would just have made the inner pillow and stuffed it. I like your tenacity to find one and it looks much better than mine would have. The pillow is perfect for your mom. I just feel great joy when I read about your working on your project. Thanks for participating and inspiring us on many levels. Hope you can see better now.

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  68. Great job! Love the pillow idea. Congrats for being one of the chosen.

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  69. Hi!! Love your ladies!!! So sweet to put you and your Mom in!!!

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  70. Your pillow is quite adoreable. I read your last post and I adore the cute quilt you just made with the cars, etc... I like your color choices.
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  71. Fantastic pillow. I'm sure your mom will love it!

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  73. Helloooooooo and congrats for participating you won that great amazing package from amy bradley..send me your particulars my dear..you hit a jackpot...
    mdm samm

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