January 9, 2013

Words To Live By

Congratulations to JudyB for winning my giveaway!  She has been sent an email and if she does not reply in 10 days, I will re-draw a new winner!  Thanks to everyone for their awesome comments!!

What a wonderful tribute to your Granddaddy! I think Believe would be the word I would choose. Believe in yourself and in others. Thank you for sharing. I follow via GFC.

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I totally love this little quilt!  I had no idea how it would turn out until the top was completely finished but it just makes me smile!!! And I couldn't help but include the bears my hubby and I have given to each other since we have been together.  He gave me the large bear with the words "I Love You" inscribed on the heart.  I gave him the 2 smaller bears... the white bear has arms that can hug things so she is always hugging the brown bear. :)


This quilt top has been made to join the "In Your Words" blog hop being hosted over at Madame Samm's blog.  Her partner in crime for this hop is none other than Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling!  They both have brought to us all another fabulous fun and exciting time!

Madame Samm gave us a board when we signed up so that we could put it in to a photo editing site and add words that described us.  The words that I put in mine all pertain to me in some way or other.  Mine ended up looking like this...


Our projects were to have words on them that described us as well.  I did not want to use the same words that I put on my board so I went another route.  The words that I put on the quilt that I made were words that I grew up around and now apply to my life.  Not only were these words spoke verbally, but they were always in action while I was growing up around my granddaddy.  And as we all know, actions speak louder than words!  I speak of my granddaddy often on the blog and he was always a shining example of the following words.


If granddaddy were here today he would tell you...

Love your family, friends, and neighbors.  But most of all love the Lord.

Give of your time and talents because they are worth far more than money.

Family is special, never take them for granted.

Pray without ceasing.

Be happy with what you have, there are others with far less than you.

Always honor your word.

Do not be afraid of work.

When you smile, you make others around you happier.

Always be polite.

Respect your elders.

Be kind to everyone.

I was raised with these words and I raised my daughters with them as well.  I might be a little biased but I believe I have 2 fantastic daughters!  They are bringing their children up with their lives centered around these words as well. I love them all to the moon and back a million times!


AND I love my granddaddy and miss him terribly!!






Thank you for visiting my blog for the hop and now if you want to see even more inspiring projects that will all have words on them... Just visit these bloggers who are also up today!


Thursday, January 10
Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
Little Mushroom Cap (Amira A.)
Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)
Just Quilt It  (Kathy G.)
So, tell me... What one word describes you best??
Leave me a comment letting me know the answer to the question.  
I will draw one name from all entries on January 17th for a surprise!


119 comments:

Janet said...

I love your words quilt. What wonderful words to live by and a special man to remember with them.

Sewgirl said...

My word would be optimistic. I like to look at the brighter side of life. Your quilt reflects such a wonderul tribute to you grandfather. He would be proud!

nähtina said...

Your granddad would be so proud of you! I am sure he is.
this is amazing, and his word are wise.
Love the picture of him on the trekker.

Greetings,
Tina

Scrapatches said...

I love all your words. This is beautiful. Your grandad (and everyone who reads this) is smiling. Thank you for sharing his words and your words ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful quilt inspired by such powerful words (from someone with much love). Thank you for sharing with us today. Oh, this hop has given me a word - inspire! Everyone has truly inspired.

Jessica said...

Lovely quilt! The words are something we all should live by!

Judy B said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Granddaddy! I think Believe would be the word I would choose. Believe in yourself and in others. Thank you for sharing. I follow via GFC. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Nati said...

What a cute quilt, and so meaningful... If I had to choose one word I would probably say loving (especially my family and friends).

Sue Bone said...

So cute, so you.

Martina said...

That is a great quilt. Love how you put the words together and the additional blocks. Very sweet.

Lavonna ZWB said...

What one word describes me best? Blessed.

My blog post today explains a bit more why: http://zellerwear.blogspot.com/

Thank you for sharing with us!

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous quilt - I love the colours you have used.

Karen said...

Fantastic quilt. Believe is my word; believe in yourself, others, The Lord.

Quiltsmiles said...

Cute quilt! And I love the way you linked those traits you honor back to your grandfather. One word to describe me: WIP ! hugs, Jane

charlotte said...

Such a cute quilt. Your words even look happy the way they are dancing on there.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilt is so cute! One word...contented.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Such a beautiful Quilt!!!

Fiesta said...

Homebody

Just Quilt It said...

Wow! Your granddaddy sounds a lot like my dad. These are words he taught us as well. It is such a joy to look at all of the great quilts and projects showing faith and love. I love your quilt and your post as well. I would say "Give" describes me. I love to do for others--sometimes I feel that is a little selfish because I always get so much in return.

Gill said...

Great quilt!
To describe me I would choose 'eager'!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Such a wonderful set of words!

Cindy Staub said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the picture of your grand-daddy, so sweet.

Patty D from NC said...

Great quilt and the picture of your grandfather is one to be treasured. My one word is family.

Jeanie said...

I love this quilt and the words that you chose! A keepsake for sure!

Mara said...

Wow you made a whole quilt and what lovely words, I like the word give, I used to always give my time to charities and now I like to give little homemade gifts.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your quilt it is so bright and wonderful. And your granddaddy looks so sweet. Thanks for sharing

Sowing Stitches said...

Grandpas are wonderful! Only one word...hmmmm... Explorer.
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Martha said...

Love your projects and I miss my grandfather too! Thank you for sharing with us.

Barb said...

Me? That word would be Giving. Your words are great to words to live by, and it's neat you have passed them along to your daughters and they to their families.

Madame Samm said...

LOVE your project T. Terrific words to resonate with your lovely family....SO lovely too....I think yes I do...you will have to take another peak..wellllll over there lol

krislovesfabric said...

Wonderful project, so glad you shared with us today!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

What a wonderful bunch of words to remember, and a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.

I think the word I'd use to describe me is loving.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is a great tribute and a great piece...love it. A word to describe me....Giving. I will give whatever I can to family and friends.

Susie Q said...

Love your top and the words are great. This whole hop is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. It has also got me thinking of words to describe me and I think it is so hard but I think it would be resourceful. Susie x

JCnNC said...

You truly honored your grandfather with your wonderful project - beautiful work. My word would be loving and conscientious - for lots of reasons. Judy C

Just Carol said...

So many wonderful words and such sweet comments about your daughters and granddaddy...lovely! I'm not sure what word would describe me...I'll have to ask a few of my friends what they think. :O)

Linda said...

How beautiful!!! Your granddaddy would be so proud of you!! If I had to choose just one word, it would be pray. That's a constant through every day.
Great job!

vicki said...

Love your quilt. I think you did your grandpa proud. I know bookwoorm describes me. Thanks. vickise at gmail dot com

carla said...

Hi!!! Wonderful project and words!!! I guess one word for me would be caring!!! My word for the year is Dance!!!! I can do both!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilt is charming and ever so darling. The special bears are a wonderfully warm addition to your post. Your Granddaddy was a very wise man.
At this moment..."enthusiastic" ;D

KatheG said...

Love your granddaddy - a very wise man. And I understand missing him as I miss mine so very much - he taught me how to cheat at games much to the embarrassment of my family but it didn't stick. One of my word is sunshine - everyone I know says that whenever I walk into a room it lights up and it makes me feel so happy to think that I have brought something to my friends. Thanks for your words.

Wendy said...

Your granddaddy would be very proud as you should be ... beautiful work of art you've created and even more beautiful is the joy in your values you seemed to have shared. Thank you!

Terry said...

A beautiful quilt with a lot of meaning and sentiment. A word that describes me is outdoorsey? is that a word??? I love to be outside enjoying nature, which is difficult to do here in the winter!

SIMPLESEW said...

DEVOTED>. also for you.. lovely quilt

Kathy said...

Love your quilt! What a great way to remember and honor your granddaddy!!!

One word to describe me????? I guess I'd say fun, but my friends would say CRAZY! LOL!!!

Kathy H said...

A beautiful quilt and your words to describe your grandad were wonderful. Truly words to live by. One word to describe myself,joy. Something I try to find everyday and give everyday.

Vesuviusmama said...

Loyal - but gosh, there are so many other words to describe me as well! Lovely quilt!

MooseStash Quilting said...

What beautiful words to live by, and your daughters show it! I have to tell you, your blog header is just fabulous. I absolutely love it!

Agnes Bullock said...

LOVE your quilt!

conservative best describes me

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Kate said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Procrastinator likely best describes me.

Quilter Kathy said...

A wonderful word project! My favorite word is KIND...I try to be kind to everyone and think the world would be a better place if everyone practiced kindness. Great job on your quilt!

Vicki H said...

I'd say CARING.

Bev Kirk said...

My name description is something I will always be doing..... that is.... bquiltin' !!! A play on the first letter of my first name.... and what I love to do....!!! Glad to visit you... have a worderful blogger year - 2013

Judith said...

Family! The rest just falls in place....Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt. Judith, Texas

Karma Willow Designs said...

such a great quilt top

JanesQuilting said...

Your grandpa was right with all his words. Grandpas are like that. I never got to know either of mine, so you were very lucky. Thank you for sharing, you quilt is just lovely.

Hooked on Quilting said...

Best word - Family!! What else is more important? Both of my grandfathers were gone, wish I'd had a chance to know them. Thank your for sharing about yours!

Tammy said...

One word ...creative...I am always creating things for my family extended family and freinds. And people tell me all the time you are so creative.... Your quilt is very nice.. Sounds like your Grandfather was one wise man. Wish I had known my grandfathers they both passed away before my parents reached adulthood. Thank you for shareing your project with us today. And thank youf or the chance to enter your giveaway.
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barbara woods said...

loving

Mary Ann said...

I feel like who I am has changed and is changing so much over the last few years that I would pick growing to be my word. Beautiful quilt!

Beth said...

The word that immediately came to mind is "loyal", so I'm going with that.

The picture of your granddaddy reminds me of my Iowa granddaddy so much that if it were slipped into our photo album I'd never think it was out of place. I grew up around my California grandpa and like you I carry his lessons with me every day.

Thank you for the reminder that our words and our actions build our legacies.

Nancy M. said...

One word...family. I think your grandaddy was one special person to have taught you so much.

mary mahoo said...

Love your quilt Thearica! What a wonderful testament to your Granddaddy; especially to see your hildren carrying on his beliefs in their children! He's watching all of you and smiling, no doubt. One word for me this year? "On hold" (yeah,,,I know,,it's 2 words, but that's it!)

Patty said...

LOVE YOUR QUILT.I think the one word to describe me is ...CONTENT! I am quite content with my life, my family,and all I do...most of the time.

patchouli moon studio said...

Very lovely quilt. I like churn dash blocks too.

patricia gooden said...

Excellent words to live by. One word to describe me would be strong.

Mary Ann said...

Thoughtful

Mommarock said...

Lovely quilt. My word would be quiet. I am always very quiet and like to think a lot before I say anything.

Nellie Duclos said...

Thearica-Two girls are GREAT! I have two grown girls as well, although I came from a family of four girls where I was the oldest. My word is "give," because that's what I do best. From CA, thanks for sharing your beautiful wordy quilt.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tributo lindo ao seu avô. A palavra é ORGANIZAÇÃO.
Obrigada.
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robin said...

Love your wordy quilt, and the pic of your grand daddy. I never knew my grand daddies.

My word is thoughtful. Thanks!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

FUN!

Suze said...

I love your quilt. The one word on your quilt that I hadn't seen yet was POLITE. I strive to be that! The one word that describes me is HONEST! I hope it is politely honest.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your quilt and great words to live by.

Sheila said...

I loved your quilt and I love the words you included and how you use these words to raise your children , awesome !

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for sharing the Bear story and lovely quilt. My word is Family.

Abbigail said...

I think my word for me would be "tomorrow". I'm always putting things off until tomorrow!
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BizyStitches said...

I'm going with "GIVE" because my husband is always asking me why I make things for other people. I tell him it makes me feel good.

gpc said...

Over the years there have been a million different words that could have described me, from good years when GIVING and LOVING and HARD WORKING, and too many years when FEARFUL would have been the best description. This year, I am going for HOPEFUL, because I'm expecting the Best Year Ever! :)

Rosa said...

Love your quilt.My word wouldS be PATIENT,FRIENDLY,HARD WORKING.

CeLynn said...

Those are some great words to live by,to bad more people don't raise their kids by them! Love the quilt and the bears too :)

Jenny said...

Love your words, sounds like your Granddaddy was a very wise man. Words to describe me would probably be: shy yet friendly and hopeful.

Lyn said...

I love your darling quilt with words! I am sure Grandpa would love it. My word is smile. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Diane Swett said...

I love the Quilt - and the words are so timeless. The one word that my kids (I have 8) say that is me is inspirational! - they feel that I have been that to them. I am now 70 and hearing that from my youngest brought tears to my eyes. I feel so honored she felt that way.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderfully sweet story - don't you wish everyone were raised with those words and phrases of advice? I sure do! And one word to describe me is "nice." Nice matters.... blessings, marlene

Verna G said...

I would like to think that the word that describes me is "thoughtful". I love your quilt. They are all such good words to raise your children by.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is an inspiration. Your granddaddy was a great man.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt - it would make an awesome backing for a wedding quilt!! One word that describes me...passionate!

sandra said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the wonderful words that your granddaddy said. if more of us would raise our children with these words we wouldn't have the troubled world we have today. Blessings to you and family

Sallie said...

Loyal

Emily C said...

Studious. I am always studying.

LJ said...

Considerate is one word though I can think of others that would fit equally well. I loved your words and your explaination of them in Granddaddy's words. I copied them and have added them to my "Inspirational Quotes" with you getting the credit of saying them. You're right up there with Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa. :)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: I love your quilt.
my word is give. I love giving, helping, sharing. I am truly blessed.
Your daughters are just beautiful. I am certain that they are fantastic.
I have two daughters too, but they are just 25 and 27. One is married, the younger is newly engaged.
Thank you for sharing. I really like your blog too so I will follow

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Great words! I would have to say that the word that best fits me right now is love....my heart is full of it! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower!

evelyn said...

What beautiful tribute to a wonderful man! Love your quilt and all the words. I hate to admit it-but lately I would have to describe myself with the word-blonde-Yep, some days more than others, but recently worse than ever.

Annette Schultz said...

Love you quilt and the stroies behind it. If I had to pick a word or 2 I would say kind or smile ... I try to be kind to all around me and give them a smile even if they do not have one to give back.
thanks se wmuch for sharing.... in stitches

Julie said...

I'm a "perfectionist"...which is why I don't get very many quilts finished. I do love to admire others' work though.

grandmarockton said...

one word would be FAMILY Thats everything to me!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love that you have quilt blocks included in your quilt as well. Your Granddaddy sounds alot like my Dad, I was raised the same way. My words would probably be family and positive. Love my family and I'm trying to be positive and stay positive during some challenging times. Again, you did an awesome job and thank you for sharing your quilt with us.

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lefuntz said...

Honest. I so dislike cheaters and thieves. Honesty is a very important trait to me and one I tried very hard to instill in my children. Along with responsibility integrity and loyalty I think I did pretty good. They are now teaching their own children. Isn't that the best way to love your family?

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Yippee!! Comment 100, I think :)
I love love LOVE your quilt! It's absolutely beautiful. I really like how you offset the words and put the letters in different colors. GORGEOUS!!

Thearica said...

YES! You are!!!

annmarie said...

Great post - thanks for making me think!!!

Wendy said...

what a beautiful quilt. Not only are the words poignant, the quilt looks beautiful too.

One word to describe me? Over-ambitious!

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt Thearica and perfect words to live by!

giddy99 said...

The word that describes me best is GRATEFUL - I have so much for which I am grateful, and I am very grateful for all my many blessings!

Robin said...

Great job. Your quilt is beautiful!!!

Pamela said...

Granddaddy's are the best. Thank you for sharing your quilt inspired by your Granddaddy.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Excellent words to live by!

I had one grandpa and he passed away when I was 5. You were blessed to have one to love and to teach you. =)

Darla said...

I love the picture of your grandfather. I had a grandfather who had a diary farm and my husband farms now. One one word for myself is....arty. My college profressor from way back would complain that is not a made up word but that is what arty people do, they make up things. I love all things artistic.

Cathy said...

Cute quilt. I miss my grandpa too.

One word to describe me - shy.

The Slow Quilter said...

Those are words to live by, for nice quilt.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

gorgeous quilt, lovely blogpost, thanks for sharing!
Bente

Karrie S said...

I would like to say funny, but my kid tells me I'm weird all the time. So I'll be safe and say Red, because I'm a natural red head, and it can be taken ambiguously. Love your project! I'm partial to the teals you used in it.

GeeGee said...

I love your quilt and all that it represents. I grew up with those words as well. It is so hard to pick just one word to describe me but I think it would be "loving". I love the Lord, my family and friends and try to continually show that I do.

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Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your quilt. Inspiring!
My word would be crafty.
Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your quilt. Nice words, ones that we can all take to heart. One word that describes me would be volunteer. Thanks for sharing.