Sunday, February 24, 2013

My turn!

     It's my turn! Thank you Mme. Samm and Marlene at Stitching by the Lake for organizing this blog hop. Also, a great big Thank You to Amy Bradley for the design! After seeing the pattern, I just knew I had to join in! It has been so much fun!
     When I started my It's All About ME wallhanging, I chose some fabrics that I thought would be fun. They had a lot of pink. When I went looking for the background fabrics though, I couldn't find anything to coordinate with them. So I ended up changing my color scheme to a more blue palette. I decided to stem stitch around "biased" and then use a running stitch to add some dimension. I liked the effect but went back to the blanket stitch for the rest of it.
     I didn't have any striped fabric for the hair so I decided to use a light-colored gray Copic marker to add some stripes to blue-gray fabric. (I always think of older women with blue-gray hair. LOL!) I decided to bling out the glasses with some seed beads.

My "necklace" is a piece of ribbon that I marked to look like a measuring tape. (As a quilter and a math teacher, I thought it was appropriate.) The cats were added later - after I thought I was done - when I found some cute fabric! Anyway, here is my future self!
  This was my very first blog hop, so I want to do something special - how about a giveaway?!? Please leave me a short and sweet comment by the end of the hop - you do not have to be a follower and I will ship anywhere. If you are a follower, leave a second comment telling me so for an additional chance to win. If you do not get a reply to your post from me, you are a no-reply blogger! Please check your settings! I will randomly draw the winner on March 1st. What will you get? How about these 4 lovely fat quarters? The pink stripe is what I originally bought for this project.

Good luck & thanks for visiting! Come back soon! And don't forget to visit the other participating bloggers today!

Quilting Lines
Mountain Delights
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Ramblings of an Empty Nester (that's here!)
NautiStitcher
Quilt Doodle Designs
Living Life
Freemotion By The River
The German Mom
Stitchin'ByThe Lake





130 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, you did a great job, love your glasses bling. It's my first blog hop too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Ronda

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  2. She looks fabulous. I especially love the cats.

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  3. Those glasses are really cute, and the kitties are sew sweet! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the shades....welcome to blog hop land.

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  5. Cute Cute Cute! Your first hop? Congrats!!!! I'm not a follower yet....but that's about to change.

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  6. Ok...I'm back...and it's legal now...I'm now a new follower...looking forward to more fun posts.

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  7. Looks great! I love the sweet additions especially the measure tape! Cute!

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  8. Looks fantastic! Thanks for shaing and the chance to win!

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  9. She's cute! I love the cats. Of course, that's because I'm a huge lover!

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    1. Hi Theresa - thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! You came up as a no reply blogger, so you might want to check your settings.

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  10. Very clever adaptations to accommodate your personalizations. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  11. A tape measure from a piece of ribbon? Brilliant! Thanks for making me smile today with your lady.

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  12. Your lady is very awesome with all the stripes. I love her. Thanks for sharing and I bet, this will not be your last blog hop

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  13. I am now following your blog and look forward to getting to see your work.

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  14. Congratulations you did wonderful on your all about you....I love embellishments and you were so creative...have a fun day.

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  15. It was nice to meet you and I have become a new follower.

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  16. Very nice! Love the bling on the glasses.

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  17. Cute project! I noticed on your sidebar that you teach middle school math. I remember when my son was in middle school -- that's such a turbulent time for kids and sometimes they're not very pleasant. I admire you for taking on the challenge of helping them learn and get through it. Kudos.

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  18. Love the bling on your glasses, so cute!

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  19. THis might be your first hop but I hop it isn't your last! Love those bling bling glasses!

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  20. Thanks for sharing - love the kitties.

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  21. I'm a new follower by email. Thanks again.

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  22. Welcome to blog hops...they're addicting! You did such a great job, even making your own designs on the fabrics! Love the tape measure and, of course, the cat assistants! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love the blue hair! I haven`t seen that in a long time. It`s great! The cats and tape measure are nice touches. So cute.

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  24. I am a new Follower. Your blog is a lot of fun and a nice, interesting read.

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  25. ahhh Debbie you did her justice, biased check, necklace check, great fabric check....

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  26. Very cute. I like the addition of the cats and the beads on the glasses.

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  27. I love her -- the cats and measuring-tape necklace are fabulous! :)

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  28. How cute! I love the measuring tape!!

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  29. Your glasses all sparkly, your cats, the measuring tape...love the personal details you added! Great job!

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  30. Very nice piece and thanks for joining the quilting blog. I started blogging in June and love every minute of it. I show my piece tomorrow so hope you will pop over.

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  31. ok, why did I not even know you had a blog??? Hi Deb! Love your about me quilt!

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  32. I like your blue/gray hair..some folks are lucky enough to have that beautiful hair.

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  33. Your ME is so cute! You mentioned stem stitch and running stitch? Did you do that by hand then? The bling on the glasses is inspired as well as making the hair streaked with markers. Well done!

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  34. Following now on google friend connect. The pink stripe is pretty!

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  35. Rosemary B here: Hi Deb. I am so happy you are doing this hop.
    I adore your project that you shared today! You look very happy, and I see you have two adorable poodin's like me. You made them look so cute, they love their mum. I love your snazzy dress and tape measure necklace, what a great idea, and you are so crafty to make it yourself heehee. Thank you for sharing today. I will follow you

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  36. Rosemary B here: following via Pierro and Mile's blog in google reader of course ♥

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  37. All the little additions to YOU made her quite adorable. Love the ruler addition! I'm so glad you hopped with us today...just so you know, hopping can be addicting. :O)

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  38. She is sew cute. Love the glasses! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. You can use copics on fabric? Oh my gosh! You have made my mind start to whirl! You gsl turned out great!

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  40. This is so cute and I love the additions of the kitties and of course that cute, cute measuring tape necklace!!

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  41. beautiful cats! thank's for sharing

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  42. Love the kitties. And of course the hair is the perfect shade. I aske dmy hubby if I could dye my hir that color. He said no do you want to look like an old lady...lol...Well hellow thats what all those other greys are gonna turn into eventually. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I like your lady. Your cats are cute. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  44. I am a follower. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. I am a new follower of your blog as of hopping here today. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Hi Deb- Love your version of the AB It's all about me. I taught for 35 years, mostly middle school, started out Home Economics, but when that was eliminated due to "budget cuts," I eventually taught all subjects. My sister retired from teaching MS Science last year and we now quilt and do shop hops. Don't worry about going grey. I was getting my hair cut awhile back and another patron asked my stylist what color gray my hair was as she assumed it was colored. My stylist laughed and informed her it was "natural!" When my hair started to "turn" I colored it because MS students were not so nice to the older generation. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love your creation. Especially the measuring tape. Would love to win.

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  48. Love everything about this, especially the galsses!

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  49. You did a great job. I love the bling in the glasses and the tape around the neck. Very cute.

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  50. You did a great job. Love all your stripped fabric!

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  51. Liked both the glasses and the tape...
    Cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Your looking marvelous! Love the little extra "bling"

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  53. The cats made the quilt...love it! :))

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  54. Love the glasses. Alot of ladies have grey hair =)

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  55. I love that you added the cats to your quilt and great idea for the tape measure. I was wondering how someone could find that fabric and now I know we can make it ourselves.

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  56. Your cats are adorable. Love the added affect. Cute idea with the measuring tape. I always have mine around my neck too. Thanks for the fun.

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  57. I am a new follower, looking forward to more post. Thanks

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  58. I love your lady--her dress is fantastic! Great job and welcome to the world of blog hops--they are addictive!

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  59. Great quilt! I like the fabrics you used
    Thank you for sharing!

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  60. I like your gal. Thank you for the give away.

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  61. Oh my, that dress is darling. I want one!! :D

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  62. Liked your lady with the kitties and a snazzy dress she is wearing!

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  63. By the way, I am a follower of yours. Wouldn't mnd winning fat quarters at all!

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  64. Just love the addition of the cats. Such lovely work. Count me in please.

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  65. BTW, I am a follower and have enjoyed all your work. You are an inspiration.

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  66. Love the cats! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Adorable future-self! Yeah, old ladies always have blue hair! But you need to be at least 85 to wear it well! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  68. As a retired teacher, I just have to follow a fellow teacher!!

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  69. You are looking pretty with that lovely cats!!

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  70. Sew nice! I love the bling on the glasses and the tape measure necklace and the cute kitties. You do lovely work. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  71. That's a lot of bling on those glasses! Cute and just right for a blue-hair.

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  72. nice block thanks for chance to win

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  73. I was a math teacher too (and maybe again someday when my kids are grown). I love how quilting lets me use math in such creative ways.

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  74. I would never have thought of using a marker to make strips in the gray fabric - brilliant! blessings, marlene

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  75. Hi!!! Too cute!!! Love your lady and her kitties!!! Adorable!!! Thank You

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  76. Magnificent!
    The blue-gray hair is perfect!

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  77. Hi!!! I am a new follower!!! I know you will be addicted to hops now!!! I am!!! They are always so fun!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  78. I think she looks beautiful, funny cats too!
    Thank you so much for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  79. You certainly measured up to your first blog hop. You're looking mighty spiffy; great job!

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  80. Love the special touches... very sweet! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!

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  81. I am now a new follower!! Thanks again!

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  82. Great job! I LOVE the ribbon for a measuring tape, very inventive.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. Wonderful job. Love the glasses. Thanks for being here.

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  84. I love cats, I have two, you look great. I am following you.

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  85. Congratulations on your first blog hop - I love what you made!

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  86. That could be a replica of me! I am always putting my tape measure around my neck. Too cute!

    Following your blog.

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  87. So cute...thank you for sharing with us and being so generous.

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  88. Love your bling!!! Right up my alley!!!

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  89. love the bling on the glasses ... great touch
    thanks for sharing

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  90. I am a brand new empty nester not sure how I feel. Love your necklace and the cats Thank-you for sharing and nice give away chance Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  91. I am a follower also Thanks again Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  92. this is adorable. i love the details. the glasses, the ruler and especially the cats. thanks for a chance to win.

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  93. Welcome to the blogging world! I don't blog, but love reading everyone's elses! Such talent out there! Thank you for participating!

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  94. I am newbie too and find it so much fun!! seeing others ideas, blogs and sharing...wonderful bling with yours!! Thanks!

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  95. Deb, It's amazing what folks have in common. I have two kitties. I knew that I wanted to be a math teachers - they run rampant in my family (my mother, my brother and my daughter). After I graduated from college, I had an opportunity to go into the corporate world and became a computer program. I did have a minor in computer science. And, I read that you were diagnosed with Parkinson's. My father had Parkinson's. He was diagnosed my freshman year in college. So, you know I love the addition of the tape measure. I love all the creativity you put into your quilt. I am glad that you joined the ranks of those who participate in the blog hop. I'm doing my maiden voyage next month. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to participate, make an awesome quilt, and inspire us. Hope you participate in more.

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  96. I became a follower. I am thrilled that you are a new addition to the bloggers. Thanks again for inspiring us with your great creation.

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  97. Really cute future self Deb. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Great job - love the glasses and necklace.....how can you not smile? Thanks for sharing...

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  99. Love all the details! Cute cats. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win.

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  100. What fun details! Love that bling! And your kitties are just purrrrfect!

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  101. Your glasses crack me up!! 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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  102. Excellent choices you made for this wonderful project. I adore your cats and the ribbon tape measure! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  103. Fun, wonderful Lady...she is way cool!! Love your kittie's too!

    Thanks for chance to win your first Blog Hop give-a-way! :)

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  104. I'm a new Follower of your Blog too! Yay!

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  105. Love your mini quilt especially the Kitties, they have to get in on the act don't they. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  106. Your "you" brings a grin above my chin :)
    She and the kitty are just so darn cute :)

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  107. I've been on your email list for a while but gave the join button a push ;D

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