Thursday, January 10, 2013

In Your Words

Finally it is my day to participate in the In Your Words Blog Hop.  I was really intrigued with the idea of using words or a word in a quilt.  What word would I use, how would I use it, and would anyone truly understand what I was trying to say.  Funny the thoughts that run through the mind when doing something like this, and interesting how you can stretch yourself trying to accomplish the goal.


I chose the word bloom.  I have always loved the saying "Bloom where you are planted," and for me that would be a good thought, but I wanted to just use the word bloom.  I tend to stand back and watch from the side lines, quietly enjoying what others do, and not allowing myself to try for fear of failing.  This year I want to bloom.  I want to try all those things that I've stood and watched pass me by.  I want to try new things and maybe fail, or better yet, possibly succeed.  If there is one thing I've learned, it is that life is short, and standing and watching it pass by isn't the best way to stretch your horizons, accomplish goals, or reach finish lines.  So this year, this wall flower is going to bloom.  (You can see a larger photo by clicking on the picture).

Thank you Madame Samm and Linda for all your work on this blog hop. I thoroughly enjoyed working on my project.  You can visit the rest of the blogs for today here:

Friday, January 11
Jane's Fabrics (Jane R.)
Jane's Quilting (Jane C.)
Nuts 4 Redwork (Heide W.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.)
Meadowbrook  (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy!  (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)

Thanks for visiting!!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

90 comments:

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Sweet! It will be perfect for spring.

Judy B said...

Love your word bloom! Something I need to do this year also. Thank you for sharing.

tmcc4 said...

This is beautiful!!!

Martina said...

Oh I am looking forward to see you bloom on your blog! Great word and lovely done. I like it!

nähtina said...

very cute!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Great word to inspire us all. Unfortunately, today I am just blooming crazy. Lol. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

This is so lovely - hope you get lots of opportunity to bloom - you dont know until you try!

Nati said...

It is so so pretty in pink, love it!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful word and mini! Such a great thing to get in there and just do it, I know you will Bloom for sure! Love your flowers. Thank uou for sharing with us, awesome job!

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charlotte said...

It is beautiful. A nice way to begin blooming.

Gill said...

Lovely!
Thank you for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Wonderful and sew cute. Thanks for sharing

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Cindy Staub said...

Such a cute quilt, love the flowers! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanie said...

Bloom is a wonderful word and something that we should all try to do, regardless of our age! Thanks!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

What a great project and a wonderful word to choose! I love how happy and cheerful it is.

Madame Samm said...

Yes you did....BLOOM...lovely colours, and it says it all doesn't it? ....

Patty D from NC said...

Great word and pretty project.

Deb said...

That is so adorable! I love how this came out and hope to see you bloom this year on your blog. I decided to try new things doing the midget blocks over at sentimental stitches. hand piecing, paper piecing and applique are actually fun to do. Who knew?
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year for your family.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful project - love the fabrics and colors. Wishing you many blooms in 2013.

Sowing Stitches said...

The buds are open and you ARE Blooming! You bypassed, sprout, grow,bud, You ARE Blooming...and next...you shall be reaping the Fruit!!!!

JCnNC said...

So happy and charming - everyone can use this word. Judy C

Cathy said...

Bloom is THE word! Nicely done.

Kate said...

Quite lovely.

Thearica said...

Very sweet project!

StitchinByTheLake said...

A perfect choice Kristen - and I love the pink! blessings, marlene

Karma Willow Designs said...

sweet project

Martha said...

Oh Kristen...I love it...but then I always love your projects. Thank you for sharing it with us and good luck on trying all those things you want to do. I am with you!

sophie said...

I live your choice of words--it was mine, too ;-). The sweet flowers surrounding your bloom are lovely!

gpc said...

Wonderful word and wonderful advice! :)

Dee said...

Love your applique - and so looking forward to blooming times.

Just Quilt It said...

Lovely!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Lovely :)

Scrapatches said...

"Bloom where you are planted" has always been one of my personal favorites ... I had no idea it was also so for others ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Blooming beautiful!

Agnes Bullock said...

Beautiful- the pinks are perfect and cheery!

Barb said...

What a great word for the new year! You know, they say if you write down your goal/word/motivation/inspiration and look at it daily, it seeps into your subconscious and then you tend to make it a reality. You are doing it! And in an awesome way.
BTW - love your hexie quilt from your last post.

Mara said...

Simple yet beautiful and what a wonderful word.

Nellie Duclos said...

Kristen-Love your flowers and the large quilt will be stunning when completed. From CA, thanks for sharing.

Just Carol said...

"Bloom" is a lovely word and your project is beautiful. I hope to see more of the blooming you. :O)

MooseStash Quilting said...

Where your planted!! Thats my thoughts on your lovely quiltie! Beautiful!

Linda said...

How beautiful, Kristen! You are so right! Failing only means you've tried. Great scientists had many, many failures before the one success that made a huge difference in their lives. Failure just means you tried. So here's hoping you have a year of blooming, discovering, living life to the fullest! You've made a great start by being part of the blog hop and trying something new! Good for you! And see how pretty it turned out! Success!

krislovesfabric said...

This is so fun, love the flowers and the color...your word is perfect!

patchouli moon studio said...

I like your quilt, your word and those pink colors too.

Kathy H said...

Such a cheerful little quilt. ANd a good reminder.

SIMPLESEW said...

Lovely piece

carla said...

Hi!!! It is very pretty and I love your word!!!

Terry said...

I like to see flowers BLOOM. Very nice

Nancy M. said...

i am one that stands on the sidelines also. Lets hope both of us can bloom this year.

Farm Quilter said...

You will never succeed if you don't try! Good on you for deciding to try!!! And if you don't hit what you were aiming for, then it's a learning experience that might be even better! Bloom big!!!!!

Tammy said...

Thank you for shareing your blook project with us. It is lovely .I was also looking at your hexagon project.That is a fabulous method to sew them together. I need to try that with my ongoing hexi project.
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lefuntz said...

Great word. I think it is more powerful on its own.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Bloom is a great word.....love your color too

Mary Ann said...

Springtime is near :-)

Abbigail said...

That's a good outlook to have! I wish I could do the same. I'm afriad to try much even though there are so many things I'd like to try. You Rock!
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Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Bloom is such a great word and your flowers are lovely!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I've always loved that saying too... beautiful word and project!

Sheila said...

So pretty ,good luck this year in blooming and becoming all you were meant to be :-)

Jenny said...

such a cute quilt, and "Bloom" is such an inspiring word. What a wonderful goal!

Lyn said...

I really loved your little quilt. Bloom is a wonderful word! Thanks

Hooked on Quilting said...

I want this year to be the year I bloom!!! Love your word!! Thanks.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Gosh, that is just so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

That is so pretty. One of my favorite sayings also!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Very cute, I like it ☺

Quilter Kathy said...

Very pretty! Enjoy your blooming!

evelyn said...

Very pretty. I like that saying. Yes, you are blooming-success!

Verna G said...

Good choice of word!

LJ said...

My best wishes for your blooming in 2013. I think I sometimes have the same hesitations. It's a lovely little quilt.

sandra said...

Beautiful word, Bloom and I loved your little quote. Good luck this year with blooming and thanks for sharing.

Sarah or Semmy said...

How fitting. Blooms surrounding a Bloom. Hhis is delightful

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the sentiment behind it! I look forward to visiting your blog for another year!

Darla said...

Yes, I agree. It depends on us to bloom where we are planted. Pretty quilt! I used the phrase on one of my gym bags I posted on Wednesday.

Mary Ann said...

Love it. I love your word choice.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Yours is adorable. I love it. I love flowers and these colors.
thank you for sharing!

Judith said...

Sew Sweet and look forward to some spring weather her in Texas. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Pamela said...

Awesome! Fabulous word! You can certainly fulfill this one!!!

Karrie S said...

Super cute project! Love the colors ;) Thanks so much for sharing ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice project and I enjoyed your post. From checking out more of your blog, I see you are blooming in many different ways This year. And by participating with this hop are challenging yourself, congratulations on a pretty and meaningful Project and for opening yourself up to this new experience. Kudos! Jane

PatSloan said...

I love that saying too!! GREAT project! I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

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Deb Hahaway said...

So sweet! I love the word BLOOM... it can mean so many things. Keep on stitching!

JanesQuilting said...

I like the word "Bloom" also. It kinda of describes us all. For that is what we are doing. Thank you for sharing

Cathy's Chatter said...

I love your choice of colors and the wonderful word! You ARE blooming by being a part of this blog hop! Keep up the good work!

niniandthesea said...

Great start to your goal for this year! Your Bloom is beautifulL!!

Nini~

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I have allowed fear to keep me from things, too. I encourage you to BLOOM. You won't regret it. =)

CeLynn said...

I hope that 2013 is your year to Bloom! Love the mini :)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very pretty! Love the sentiment. Hope you enjoy "blooming".

Wendy said...

this is gorgeous, I love the design and the word is perfect.

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

nicolesender said...

What a great way to start out the year! You are so right; life is too short to spend your time sitting on the sidelines.
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