Monday, 7 January 2013

My day on the In your words hop



Well it has been one heck of a an emotional roller coaster this past 30 days for  my family and I. I will admit that before cancer touched our lives I had a lot more planed for this hop. However, after that happened I couldn't think of any words that I really wanted to use and I know no one wanted to come to a big ole ball baby post.

During the bowls with borders hop I failed and succeeded at creating my paper pieced bowls. They didn't turn out quite perfect, but I loved their imperfection. In fact they embodied my mantra 
Perfection doesn't mean its perfect.(click the link to see my post on that)

Embracing that mantra I tried doing a little embroidery, this is my first ever attempt and well it's not perfect...lol



Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying the hop. Make sure you check out my co-hosts and see what words they have on their minds

Tuesday, January 8
Piece Peace (Patricia G.) 
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)
Quilting With Terry and the Cats (Terry S.)

Thank you to Madame Samm for creating this hop for us and to Linda for being our amazing talented host!!

105 comments:

  1. All my quilting is "perfectly imperfect" too. Thanks for sharing and may God Bless your family and heal those who are in need ... Pat

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  2. Your bowl project is "Imperfectly"perfect! So sorry to here about a member of you family, be strong! Prayers to you and yours!

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  3. A wonderful project and words - blessing with you and yours thru this time.

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  4. What a great mantra. A wonderful attitude that takes the fear out of trying new things. Prayers for your family.

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  5. Your words are perfect! Thank you for sharing. Best to you and your family.

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  6. Perfection is overrated. Imperfect leaves lots of room for searching, growing, making friends and trying lots more things. God bless.

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  7. Love your words and it looks good with the bowls. I am glad that we don't have to be perfect. Wish you a lot of strength and comfort for difficult situation.

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  8. Ahhh, a saying to take to heart, for sure!
    Praying for you and yours as you go forward through this difficult time.

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  9. Perfectly imperfect should be my mantra too... I may need to work on something for my walls!

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  10. Great words and I love how you linked it back to another piece in progress! What a great use of time and talent!

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  11. Your words are great and wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  12. I love it! It`s perfect! Perfectly Perfect!

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  13. Oh, I love it! A great reminder that beautiful doesn't mean perfect!

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  14. Just the reminder we all need. I think it's perfect!

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  15. Important words to remember. All the best to your family.

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  16. Great words for us all, love and prayers to you and your family.

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  17. Hayley that's so cleverr, and definitely they are words to remember and to live by.

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  18. Great work on the project for the blog hop :)

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  19. I can't seem to get the perfect quilt together, but it is the processing that I love. Hope is my favorite word.

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  20. I am sorry your family is in the throws of cancer. I love the perfectly imperfect idea. It is what makes us who we are. Thanks you for the inspiration today.

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  21. Your words are a great reminder! Healing prayers for you and your family!

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    1. Ohhh goodness me....sorry to hear of your family's cancer....in my prayers you all will be... I had to go back and re read your post...sooooo sorry...my smile has been replaced with some sadness...to better days

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  23. Oh that is great. Perfectly Imperfect is part of all of us. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. None of us are, or ever will be, perfect in this world. Blessings to you and yours as you rally for battle!

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  25. Haley...I think you've done a fantastic job on everything you've attempted. This just adds a nice touch to your bowls. Very sweet.

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  26. Perfection is boring. Imperfections set imaginations to flight!!Centries ago...well not quite...as a graduate student in art school, a professor walked us through many galleries encouraging us to watch the patrons...art that appears or 'measures' perfect had very few people viewing, art with imperfections...people lingered and took photos or 'created' the image in sketchbooks.

    To the cancer attacking your family may it shrivel and die and never return and may all time and resources lost be returned to you and your family multiplied beyond measure!

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  27. Who wants to be perfect? Not me! I wanna have fun! I tell all the class members when I teach at the LQS...have fun, don't fret over being perfect...I love your bowls. I hope that you will visit my blog on Friday to see my words...I think you will understand why when you come! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. That`s great .I want be happy.

    prayers and thoughts to you and your family and hope things are going better.

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  29. Cancer is no respecter of persons.. It is such an ugly evil monster. I will keep you and your family close to heart.

    And remember.. no-one is perfect except our Heavenly Father.

    Just have fun doing the things you love and find time to lose yourself in your sewing... it will help you get through some rough spots.

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  30. I love your project and your message!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I am perfectly imperfect too! Best wishes for you.

    Nini~

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  32. I like the bowls.And it looks perfect to me. I am sorry you and your family are haveing to deal with this cancer fight. My family has had to go through this also. My neice was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer stage 3. It has been a rough ride for all of us. Also my baby sister was only 31 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo mastectomy. This disease called "cancer" is an epidemic upon mankind and sees no boundaries. it takes the young the old and all those in between. You have to fight it with everything you have and it requires a big team of family cheerleaders when this strikes. I am sure your neice will love her quilt and it will be so helpful to her. When my neice was undergoing her chemo after her surgeries she would freeze at the hospital as she laid their for hours undergoing treatments. She had to take a nice warm quilt with her. Evertime your neice sees this quilt it will be like you are there hugging her warmly. Blessings to you and your family.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. What a great message ;-)
    I am sending strong positive thoughts your way. Take care.


    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. 'Perfectly Imperfect' is just perfect!
    Thank you

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  35. You have certainly been productive despite the fear and uncertainty you've been facing lately.
    Your little project is PERFECT! You are so correct that perfection doesn't make something perfect. I've never made anything that I thought was made with perfection, but a lot of things that were perfect for their use. Great job! You are so clever!!

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  36. I loved your project--it's nice to see people continuing to use patterns from previous hops.

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  37. No one is perfect. What we create is not perfect either. But I have become creative in covering up those imperfections, lol. Your bowls are great!

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  38. I think your bowls are perfect. I tell my kids all the time that you cannot create, draw, paint, colour or do anything with your hands and heart...wrong or imperfect because it's something you have made.

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  39. I think your bowls are perfect just the way they are , they are your creation and sometimes it is the imperfections that make us smile . Thanks for sharing !!

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  40. Great piecing of the bowls- am too scared to even think of trying that yet! The embroidery matches the intent of this blog to a t!

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  41. Thank you for all you've done the last few days....blessings to you.

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  42. Love your words. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  43. Love your mantra!
    I have a similar mantra on my living room wall - Finished is better than PERFECT!

    my niece (20 yr) was recently diagnosed with bone cancer - it sure knocks the wind out of the sails... I'm trying to sew her through it to recovery since I can't be there with her in person... so far, I've made her a quilt, 2 hats, 2 scarves, and a shawl... none of them perfect, but with lots of love.

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  44. Reminds us all that life doesn't have to be perfect. Sending along the best wishes for you and your family thru this tough time.

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  45. I agree with you 100%! I don't really strive for perfect, just want to add love to it!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  46. These bowls and the saying just makes me so happy. Thanks for setting off my day! (Sorry about cancer - I'll be praying.)

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  47. Umm first time hearing about the cancer, not sure what to say, but I loved your post during your hop about imperfections so I am glad you made your In Your Words that also.

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  48. So sorry to hear of the cancer, your imperfect block was adoreable

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  49. Hi!! Sending prayers for your fight with cancer...Love your perfect bowls!!!

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  50. Loved your words. Will say a prayer.

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  51. No perfection doesnt mean perfect, you hit the nail on the head. I am glad I am your follower. xoxo your a sweety.

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  52. What a wonderful sentiment.

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  53. You're perfect to me as are your little projects--thanks for sharing them. I'm new to embroidery so I'm no judge, but your stitching is beautiful and the bowls are lovely (I'm kind of a fan of stacking bowls.) The "BIG C" certainly stops us in our tracks, doesn't it. My thoughts are with you and your family as you deal it.

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  54. I am so sorry to hear what has been happening in your family. A similar scenario has hit our household with my husband. We can only Pray and Hope! My Prayers are with you and your family.

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  55. Oh but it is perfect! I learned when my husband had cancer that anything we actually accomplish is perfect if only we see it that way. blessings, marlene

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  56. when I started quilting i learned from one of my great aunts and she told me that things were ment to be perfectly imperfect because only God made things that were perfect. She told me to embrace the imperfections and use them to grow as a quilter (and as a person) because in the end we the quilters are the only ones that see the "imperfections" the recepiant only sees the beauty in the work. when Before she passed a few years later she gave me an unfinished project and said finish this if you see fit -- but I never have because it's perfect the way that it is.

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  57. I tell my grandkids that I only know one person that is perfect - God. I love all the imperfections they have ever given me. My God be with you in this time of need.

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  58. I love your bowls :) Fun project - and the PERFECT words! And yay to being a Canadian!! (I am too)!!!!

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  59. Perfection is so over-rated!!! I love your words and your bowls!!!

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  60. Thanks for those words! We are all imperfect, and once we realize this for ourselves, in Him can we be made perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Love the words, describes things perfectly!!! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  62. Perfection, love the words because we all strive for it, but seldom achive it.

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  63. What great words -- and a good reminder to accept ourselves the way we are, while still working on our flaws. :)

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  64. great outlook----perfection doesn't have to be perfect! Great project!

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  65. -I think that your words are absoutely perfect *smile*
    Thanks!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  66. Great words to live by. May the Lord bless you during the difficulties you and your family are encountering.

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  67. Rosemary B here: So beautiful, love the hopeful yellow color.
    All of us have been thinking of you and your family.
    The prayers continue as well.

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  68. I love your mantra and the words on your bowl block to remind you. I'm sending wishes for strength for you and your family while you help your Dad through his cancer treatments.

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  69. I think it is perfectly wonderful! and thanks for sharing your story. Prayers on the way.

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  70. Blessings to you and your family. Wonderful posting, I love your bowls.

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  71. Some words are more powerful than others in that they can and often do rock our world. Mine is rocking for the same reason so I am sending some of the blessings and strength I have shared with my friends and family in your direction. In fact I could drive them out in the trunk of my son's car as I am heading in your direction this week. May your bowls stay rightside up.

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  72. The perfect mantra to keep in mind! We tend to be hardest on ourselves! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Very cute words I keep telling my grandson nobody can be perfect except God.
    I am so sorry about the cancer in your family, I had Breast Cancer seven years ago and a double mastectomy but I am cancer free today. it hits us all hard wish I could give you a hug. Stay Strong!
    blessings Sandra

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  74. Reaching out to others during this time can be very helpful in dealing with it all. God bless you and your family! I just love your 'imperfectly perfect' post - that's certainly what life is :-)

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  75. I wish all the best for your family

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  76. I hope that you have brighter days ahead soon.

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  77. I wish the best for you and your family and imperfection is always good.

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  78. Sending hugs your way. Thank you for sharing your words.

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  79. Hey, there was only One who was perfect -- Jesus. Sorry to hear cancer has touched your family. Prayers to you and your family. God is still in the miracle business -- I am one! A colon cancer survivor!

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  80. First, love your Secrets blog hop. Awesome ideas and fabulous secrets. And for today...you are so right! Wishing you and your family the best!

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  81. Great motto. Too much emphasis is put on perfection. No wonder so many young girls suffer from low self esteem and eating disorders. We are not perfect. Embrace it!

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  82. What an Oxymoron but so right too. Glad that we are all like that. One of my favorite sayings is progress not perfection. nice quiltesp with the satcked bowls. Jane

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  83. Love the Motto!!!! Hugs to you and your family during this time!.. The best part about trying something new is you've learned something that you didn't know before. Great JOB...Love those Bowls too!!!

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  84. I love it! Aren't we all 'perfectly imperfect'?! Lovely! It's like saying you're 'normal' - what really is 'normal'?
    Thanks for sharing!

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  85. I love the mantra - I think we all need to be more content with our creations. An "old" friend and I reconnected after losing contact for a few years. We had taken crafty lessons together and we each had thought the other was much better at the given craft than the other. Funny how we each perceive things, isn't it. Now we often get together and piece together. We go to quilt gogether and some retreats. In our late 50's and early 60's, we don't give a rat's, who is better at what and gladly ask the other for help and more easily commiserate about the woes of our children all in their 30's. She is remarried to her first husband and I think maybe I might be "dating" my first husband again. Actually we met because our first husband were from the same home town. Funny how life turns out, eh?

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  86. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder! Personally I think that all those little "imperfections" are what adds character,and makes something truly yours.(i.e. not a cookie cutter of what everyone else is making)

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  87. Great looking bowls and perfect mantra to have! super job and thank you for sharing wih us.

    I'll keep you, your Dad and family in my prayers. I'll ask for strength for everyone and that the Good Lord places his healing hands on your Dad. Take care of yourself and each other.

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  88. I like your 'perfect' words you picked. Hugs to you.

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  89. I think perfectly imperfect describes most of us. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

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  90. I think your bowls and embroidery are great. You did a fantastic job!

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  91. Your bowls are "Perfect"!!! You do better paper piecing than I do.

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  92. Way to go!! It's super to learn embroidery, opens up a whole new world for you! I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

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

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  93. Great idea on embellishing your bowls project, and very good for your first attempt at embroidery.

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  94. we can only be close to perfect ... right
    I think your bowls and stichery are just great. thanks sew much for sharing them with us and hugs and prayers to you and yours.
    in stitches

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  95. Darling job -- and a sentiment worthy of holding on to! :)

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