Sunday, 6 January 2013

SHhh, In Your Words PiLLowTaLK

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It's time for,
join these fine blogs to see their words
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sew.darn.quilt  (you're here)
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Thank you to both Madame Samm and Linda for pulling this Hop together in the eleventh hour!
I'm sure it has proved, for a few of us, to be very insightful and even difficult to find the words.
I tossed  around quite a few words and in the end decided to go with my word for 2013
" RENEW "
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faith,
hope,
direction,
beliefs,
because we don't get to Re ~ Do our life but we can Re ~ New.
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I added my word to the absolutely easiest pillowcase e-v-e-r-, 
courtesy of this video from
I've "french seamed" all my pillowcases to give them a high end finish.
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125 comments:

  1. That is a great pillow-case! No one can 'renew' without a little sleep! :) Love your word for the year, and your letters, they turned out great! Happy New Year!

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  2. Lovely words thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love your renew pillowcase!

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  4. What a great word to start off the New Year with! Thanks for sharing,and enjoy your new pillowcase :)

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  5. Renew, good word. Great idea to put it on a pillow, as every time you sleep your soul should renew.

    Thanks for sharing and creating.
    Debra

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  6. That is a GREAT wor! And what a cute idea to put it on a pillowcase!! Don't you just love that pattern! Have made lots and lots that way ! But I learned that method years ago! So had years to accumulate the lots and lots, LOL!

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  7. Are you sleeping with that under your head every night? It will certainly permeate your brain and your dreams and help you to renew.

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  8. Oh, I love what you said about not being able to redo, but we can renew. That's great!

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  9. Wonderful word and what a great project to use it on. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Love your word project! I need one of those myself!

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  11. That is a great word, we all need to RE-NEW our lives in 2013. Do better then the past, reach for what you want.

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  12. I like the "RENEW!" The question is, will you hang it in your workoom as a reminder?

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  13. How lovely and very inspirational.. Love the dots, so cute!

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  14. What a lovely and colourful project, and very powerful word! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. GREAT word! And I love making pillowcases, too!

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  16. I love your word and the project looks so colourful and fun!

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  17. Very nice. Simple word but meaningful.

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  18. HI! Carolyn, Great new word you chose,a lot to think about. Your lovely pillowcase will remind you daily.
    I received in the mail today one of your snowman quilties,I love the red white and blue, I was happy to get one from you.

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  19. Yes, re-new is a great word!!! Well done! Great first day on the hop!

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  20. Well done and your word is a great way to start 2013.

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  21. Love the word, so appropriate for new year. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  22. Such happy and cheerful prints...after a nap with that adorable pillowcase one will certainly be refreshed and renewed ready to face the world! :)

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  23. What a cute idea to put a word on the pillowcase. Nice job!

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  24. Love the word and your use of it , we all can use a little renewing ! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. A good choice of word and a fabulous pillowcase! Great idea!

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  26. I love your word and it looks wonderful on the pillowcase you made. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Fabulous word! One we all need for 2013!

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  28. Great word! We need to renew our spirit and hearts every morning when our feet hit the floor! Because every day is a new chance to do something, say something and try something new. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Hi Carolyn,
    great word, lovely pillow!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  30. yes, that pillowcase pattern is a lifesaver!

    love your choice of words. It's so perfect for January, and putting it on a pillow means you'll see it every day of the year.

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  31. Good Morning Carolyn...ahhhh renew....terrific for 2013...full of possibilities...

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  32. Love renew... we are given second chances and fresh starts and only need to take advantage of them and push ahead. Thanks!

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  33. Excellent idea...I need some renewing myself! Thank you.

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  34. Wonderful word for the new year.

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  35. Renew - great word that can be used so many ways. Fab pillowcase and with French seams .... don't you just love making French seams!!!

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  36. Renew. I like that! Very nice. Great pillowcase too.

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  37. Love the word RENEW....my hats off to YOU!

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  38. What a great way to show"case" your word!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  39. What a great words to keep your batteries charged for 2013. Thanks For Sharing.

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  40. Great words to remember! Love the pillowcase idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Nice project, thanks for sharing!

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  42. A pillow case was a great choice of where to put this word! I love this idea!

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  43. Love this - a new perspective to renew instead of trying to live over. Judy C thanks you for participating.

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  44. How wonderful, Carolyn! A pillowcase is the perfect place for that word. You renew your strength when you sleep and it will remind you to renew your thoughts, etc. at the same time. Great job!

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  45. Carolyn,

    Love your word for 2013! Renew...I'm inspired. Thanx!

    Nini~

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  46. Sempre!Adorei sua ideia.parabéns.

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  47. Great word, love the pillowcase. You can be reminded of your word before going to sleep, and when you wake. So smart. :)

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  48. love your word and the intent behind it!

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  49. I love that word! We could all have a little "renew" going on in 2013. Your pillowcase turned out so cute...Missouri Quilts is the best for their tutorials. Thanks for sharing your creation!

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  50. What a great word to approach the new year. Greet pillow case! You will see that word every night just before you close your eyes.

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  51. Great thought for a new year! Love the fabrics that you used too-

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  52. Great sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Just five letters that get right to the heart of the matter - awesome!

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  54. I agree, a good word choice, and the pillowcase was a nice idea too.

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  55. Great words and a fun way to share. Thank you for you creative idea

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  56. What a great word! Thanks for taking time in this busy world to share with fellow creators!

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  57. Lovely post. I'm going to send a link of this to a friend who loves using re words. She'll love it like I do. Thanks! Jane

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  58. What a great project. I may use it and put 'sweet dreams' on a pillowcase for my granddaughter.

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  59. Great idea to put your word on a pillowcase!!

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  60. LOL - I love your title - Catchy! tee hee.

    Your pillow case is great! I never would have thought to put words on one - might have to do something for my daughter when she moves to a big girl bed! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  61. What a great word! You are so right!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  62. I like to make pillowcases, and this one is a great idea. Thanks.

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  63. That's a great tip about the French seams. Thanks!

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  64. Great idea! The french seams do not seem to hard. I have to try this. Love yours!

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  65. Great word and your project is sew nice! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  66. LOVE THE IDEA OF WORDS ON A PILLOWCASE! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  67. I used to French seam just about everything. Maybe I need to relearn that old trick...

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  68. What a great idea to add words to the end of a pillowcase! I like your choice of word, too.

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  69. Thanks for teaching me how to do a French seam! Your word is perfect and so cute on a pillowcase!!!

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  70. Thank you for sharing your word with us.. I like your idea about adding words to pillowcases.

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  71. your pillow talk is great! I love your quote as well!

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  72. I love it! Great colors and a good word to begin in the New Year!

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  73. oh a pillow case is such a good idea! And your word is very well chosen. Thanks for sharing

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  74. You picked a good word to inspire yourself in 2013 and a pillowcase is a great place for it.

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  75. Great word, and something we all need to do from time to time. Cute pillowcases

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  76. What a wonderful word! and a great place to have it, on your pillow. You will see the word before going to sleep and in the morning when starting your day. Love french seams! Super job and thanks for sharing with us.

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  77. Actually your word just cracked me up.....just yesterday my daughter and I were talking about the most astronomical library fine we had accumulated (I won - $73.42). So renew is a VERY important word in other ways :)

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  78. What a great word. Lots of room for thought.

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  79. Carolyn, great idea to put your word on a pillowcase. Smart girl!

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  80. Rosemary B here:
    Oh lovely colors Carolyn, I love a pillow idea very much. That way every day you can see this and know it is okay to start over, renew!
    Thank you for sharing. Love the colors too

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  81. I love it -- love the words, love the colors! What a good word for 2013. :)

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  82. great word. so many things in our life that we can renew.

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  83. Great word for the New Year!
    I just made my daughter a pillowcase using that same Utube video :-)


    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  84. Love your word! Thanks for sharing. very nice

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  85. I love that you put it on a pillowcase!

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  86. Renew! Perfect! Thanks for sharing...

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  87. I hope to re new my energy this winter sew that I cna keep up with all the sewing that has to be done. :)
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  88. I love those tube pillowcases also from the MSQC. Thanks for sharing your word of "renew".

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  89. Renew was a great choice!

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  90. A very good word to start the New Year

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  91. I like your word, RENEW. My 2013 word is FLEXIBLE.

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  92. Renew is a great word especially at the beginning of a new year. Perfect timing!

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  93. What a great way to use your word! Renew can be used in so many ways.

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  94. Hi!!! Love your word!!! Verry pretty pillow cases!!! Thank You!!!

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  95. Renew is a great word to begin the year out with, because most of the time, we are renewing magazine subscriptions, etc. I love the french seams on the beautiful pillow cases. Missouri Star Quilt Co. rocks with great fabric and sales.

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  96. Great pillowcase Carolyn! What a great word for this year. I'm still searching for my word for 2013,,,I have too many to narrow it down to only one right now,,,but I found a quilt shoppe with a huge sale on today and bought lots of inspiration ! LOLOL

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  97. A wonderful word we all need to embrace! blessings, marlene

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  98. Well done on your project for the blog hop!

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  99. how poetic having renew on your pillowcase.

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  100. lovely, such a nice idea and a great font!

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  101. Love the word you've chosen, and where you've put it. It will be a daily reminder to renew yourself! Thanks for sharing.

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  102. A very good word indeed! Thanks for sharing your project with us.

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  103. French seams are wonderful, I agree! Adding words to your pillow cases are a great idea - thanks for sharing!!

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  104. A beautiful word, thanks for sharing!

    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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  105. Renew is a great word! :)

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  106. I think renew is a great New Years word!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. Renew is a great word! I have to do it all the time!

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  108. A great word Carolyn and a great pillowcase, thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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