Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In your words blog hop - the final day...

This blog hop was is (it is not over yet!) awesome!

so many wonderful ideas, so lovely ladies. And it even took us to countries like Malaysia and Sweden - isn't the internet an awesome technology?

This blog hop was organized by Madame Sam and Linda did the cheering - did you see her awesome coffee time quilt? And would't you love to have a coffee hours with the whole family and peanuts fresh from the field every day? I sure would!

So today is the final day of the


and on todays schedule we have these blogs to check out:


Wednesday, January 16
Quiltin' Jenny  (Jenny)
(Rosemary B.) at “that other blog
Dachsies With Moxie  (Agnes B.)
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)
The German Mom  (Tina S.) <----------------------- (you are here!)
Christa Quilts (Christa W.)
Sew We Quilt  (Mdm. Samm)

So first a few words about myself:

If you thing my english sounds funny or if you find some errors: Yes, english is not my native language. I do my very best. But I have to admit that even my kids correct me every day. Sigh.
We moved to the San Francisco bay area 2 years ago, and we love it here.

This is my english blog, I do have a bigger, german one. I know most people just translate their blogposts in the other language, I tried that, too, but it just didnt work out for me. Either I make the concept and writing in english or in german, I just can't translate it phrase by phrase....

So, As I was thinking about my words, I remembered there was a birthday gift I had and wanted! to do, for my sister, who, last year, met a new love. She decided to move to his town.

So I thought that a present reflecting these two important events in her life would be a great choice for her birthday present.

Are you ready?

I had to take this picture, even though you might not see a lot, but: SHE IS BACK: the sun *lol*



Okay, so here are the two pillows I made:



It's all about love, isn't it?



Home - it is not easy to build a new home, in a new town, with new family members. But is much easier with some cozy, friendly things around you.



I got my new name labels, and I love them :-)
They are not woven, but printed, and they come as a sheet, you have to cut them yourself.



If you are german, there has to be some woven ribbon on your project.
This one is available for several german cities, and I took it as a small reminder of our hometown.

The back is simply some of the fabric I used for the f(r)onts





Thank you so much for stopping by, now head over to next stop on our blog hop,

Christa Quilts, before heading back to Madame Sam.

But wait!

Are you in the mood for a little give away?

Then just leave a comment here to be entered.

You can win one machine embroidered panel with the HOME, LOVE, PEACE or HOPE,
the panel will be about 8 x 12 inches in size. 
You can choose the background color and the color(s) for the word, I will choose the fabric.

The give away closes at midnight PST friday, january 18th. Good Luck!

Have a great day, make it the best you can (yes, I cited you, Ivania)!









100 comments:

  1. oh, ich antworte lieber deutsch. eine tolle idee für deine schwester.... und eine so schöne ausfuehrung!

    hihi - giveaway in hellblau-tuerkis-natur wäre toll....

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  2. Welcome to California, I live here also! Love the words on your pillow. The labels are wonderful. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  3. Lovely pillows! I really like your fabric choices. The custom tags are a nice touch.

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  4. Lovely pillows with great words and thoughts. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  5. Very nice....I really like them. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing these beauties with us.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the pillows and the concept of blogs hop to the non-English speaking blog world. Would love to win one of your panels.

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  7. What a great idea and lovely pillows, I really would like to win some words of my own! I know how it feels to have to make your home in a completely new place.... Moving to Luxembourg last year was not easy... But it will happen and it will feel home eventually! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a lovely idea for a gift, your pillows are beautiful.

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  9. Oh wow they are both beautiful. I think your English is very good! well done on keeping a blog on in both languages - I did German at school in the 80s but think I have forgotten it all now! have been there a few times too - its a beautiful place!

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  10. Beautiful pillow - they will be a lovely reminder that you love her too!!!

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  11. Your pillows are lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Great cushions! I love them both.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Your pillows are great. I'm sure they make your home very cozy.

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  14. Love you Love pillow! And your labels, the Hamburg one made me homesick! Where I grew up there is a little hamlet named Hamburg where my mom was raised and her family used to farm...it's been years since I have been able to visit.

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  15. Hi, I was born in Germany and I love the word Hamburg. I was born in a small stadt Klint, a town between Hamburg and Cuxhaven, near Stade. You live in a beautiful city. Love your pillow.

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  16. HI Tina...well those are two words that resonate with me...I LOVE my HOME too...your work is exquisite..ohhh and your new tags..very befitting..

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  17. Lovely projects, lovely reason for making them. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  18. What a sweet story and a sweet gift! I hope your sister finds much happiness and lots of love in her new home.

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  19. I adore your pillows! and those name tags are the cats meow! Where might we get those?

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  20. Your pillows are awesome with the bold letters. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Your pillows are beautiful. I love the colours. Thanks for having a give away.

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  22. Your pillows are wonderful! Love the colors and the tags are such a cute added touch! Thank you for sharing :)

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  23. Great pillows! Your satin stitch around each letter looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow...two blogs each in a different language? I'm impressed!

    Cute pillows. I'm a homebody so really like the HOME one!

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  25. Home is where your heart is. Or your lovely pillows. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  26. Hallo Du deutsche Mama, wunderschön und ich möchte bitte eins von deinen neuen Namenschildchen gewinnen ( Das Wort mit E... konnt ich doch eben glatt nicht schreiben, auch Muttersprache kann schwer sein! Mir fehlt meine eigene Deutschlehrerin) So das alles versteht jetzt kein englischer Leser, aber wir dürfen uns auch mal rächen!
    LG Christiane

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  27. Your pillows are beautiful! What a loving gift for your sister. I also love your tags! Great job!

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  28. Your pillows are beautiful! What a great idea. I have to tell you too that even though my husband and I are native English speakers our kids correct us every day. "No Mom, You're supposed to say...."

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  29. Lovely pillows ....would love to win one of them

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  30. Oh how I do love your pillows. They are amazeing. And I know your sister will adore them. Every time she sees them she will think of you conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Your embroidered pillows are beautiful!

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  32. Rosemary B here:
    Your pillows are so lovely! I love the fabric choices and colors, but most of all the words.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration. Your sister will LOVE them!

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  33. What a great pillow. Love those labels too! Just so much fun!

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  34. You pillows are excellent, and your English sounds just fine, too. I don't know what those kids of yours are complaining about. To be fluent in two languages is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. That is a wonderfull and thoughtful gift for your sister. You do very beautiful work - I really do need me some of those labels. Where did you order from. Judy C

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  36. Your work is outstanding and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for the chance:)

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  37. These are simply perfect! (BTW- your English is wonderful- never apologize for it! When I was stationed in Germany in the late 1980s, I tried hard to learn German and while I did not succeed as well as I had hoped, I used it every day and was made to feel welcom by my neighbors. Loved living in Nierstein and loved Germany too)

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  38. Danke für deinen Hinweis auf dem deutschen blog.... Schicke Kissen ! Ich trag mich gleich mal auch hier mit ein, bleibe aber bei zugegeben seltenen Kommentaren bei deutsch... Ich verstehe zwar fast Alles, aber selbst ess auf englisch formulieren ? Neee, lieber nich.

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  39. Hi!!! These are so pretty and sweet!!! Lucky sister you have!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  40. I "love" your pillows - they are wonderful! I really like the colorful blocks at the top of your blog page, too :-)

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  41. Your pillows are wonderful and look so comfortable. I read your other blog. My german is very poor but I try to keep my limited level of the language up to scratch. A work friend taught me years ago ..she had a very difficult job as I am very poor at picking up languages.

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  42. Such lovely cushions, your sister is very lucky too have them. Thank you for sharing your ideas and for such a thoughtful giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  43. Your English is very, very good. =)

    Your pillows are so perfect! Congrats on having your project showcased by Mdm Samm. =)

    Where did you get your labels?

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  44. Beautiful pillows . Wonderful giveaway! Thanks

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  45. Beautiful pillows. I like your labels too.

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  46. Your pillow are so sweet...English is my native language, but I am always being corrected. I am German Dutch, and have a strong accent and their slang. I think I may know how you feel.

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  47. This is great idea and for love.

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  48. I love your pillows! I also really like your color choices.

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  49. Sew beautiful and lovely pillows. Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

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  50. Wow, tolle Kissen! Und was fuer eine schoene Idee! Geafaellt mir sehr!
    LG aus der Schweiz
    Martina

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  51. Love both pillows! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wonderful pillows, glad you shared with us today!!

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  53. The pillows are gorgeous!! "Love" them. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. First of all, your English is very good so stop putting yourself down! I know what you mean about thinking in one language or the other, I find it easier to think in French than to translate from English to French.

    Anyway, your cushions are lovely, i love the lace you've added and the ribbons! The fonts are gorgeous as are the fabrics, both cushions are real winners!

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  55. Pretty pillows. What a lovely gift! Love the tags!
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  56. lovely pillows. love your words.

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  57. Fantastic pillows! Great job!

    Thanks for the chance to win a panel.

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  58. I think your English is wonderful and so are your pillows.

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  59. I love your pillows, where do you get your german city tape? Wish I knitted the Downton Knit Along sounds awesome.

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  60. Your pillows are beautiful , your sister will be thrilled with her gift . I enjoyed reading your story and thank you for taking part in the hop .

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  61. http://www.sewwequilt.com/2013/01/to-3-of-day-on-our-last-day-of-in-your.html

    ;-)

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  62. Your pillows are beautiful! What great words and I'm sure your sister treasures them! Cute labels and just the extra detail that's special. Thank you for sharing with us, awesome job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Such nice pillows. I am sure your sister will love them. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  64. Your pillows are beautiful...love the words on them! Your English was great as was your whole post. Thanks for sharing! :O)

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  65. These are so pretty! And you are right, lovely pillows with nice words on them make any house more homey. I love your little tags too. They are so fun. I would love to win.

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  66. What beautiful projects, and wonderful words!

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  67. Wunderbar! Ich will gerne auch wissen deine deutschsprachinge Webseite link, bitte. Ich will bitte anmelden. Deine Kissen sind so lieb - wie toll!!

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  68. Guten tag! I love the pillows.

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  69. Your pillows are beautiful! I really like the fabric you used for the letters. Thanks for the chance to win, also!

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  70. your sister is sure to love those pillows and having moved a lot myself I am sure they will give her comfort in her new home. They are so nice. thank you for sharing and for the give away.

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  71. The creations that you make are very similar to mine!!! Wow! I love those pillows - thanks for sharing in the hop and for a sweet giveaway!

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  72. Two very pretty pillows! And my favorite color too! Great job.

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  73. Your english is fine ... the more you use it the better it is.
    Your projects are great .... thanks for sharing and hosting a give away as well.
    in stitches

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  74. Wonderful gifts for your sister! Love and home go together so well. Loved the fabrics and the layout you used.

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  75. Your sister is very lucky to have such a talented sibling! Your pillows are outstanding!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I love your pillows: love and home. What else is more important. Very nicely done with great fabrics and lettering.

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  77. What lovely pillows - they would be perfect in anyone's home! blessings, marlene

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  78. I just loved your pillows. Thanks for being part of this wonderful hop.

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  79. these pillows are so pretty! I love them!

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  80. Lovely pillows! Love your labels! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Absolutely gorgeous work, I love them! And the ribbon is a beautiful touch :)

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  82. I am sure your sister will love her beautiful pillows.

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  83. What cute pillows for your sister. I know she is going to love them. She is quite lucky having a sister like you. Thank you the chance to win the prize as well.
    blessings, denise :D

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  84. Welcome to California! I'm on the southern end. Your English is better than some people I know and it is their native language. Bless your kids for helping you learn. I love your words. What is a home if it's not full of love. Your sister will love them.

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  85. so good to have found your blog, another follower to add to your list

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  86. Welcome to California! No worries about your English - you are doing great! If we tried to post in German, it would be awful! Your pillows for your sister are just perfect! You are right, love is at the center of the home! Lucky sister :)

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  87. Really love what you did; very creative and happy projects. I am in Southern California; welcome to our State. Nice to learn about your cultural embellishments (woven ribbon). swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  88. I grew up in Northern Cal,about 3 hours from the bay area. Your pillows are just too dang cute,I love the photo of them outside :)

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  89. I think this makes comment number 99! I saw your post on the number comments from the hop since I am 'late' making my rounds. Your pillows are fabulous. Love and Home! Love them both. Thanks for sharing!

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  90. Here comes comment number 100!
    Sind aber auch wirklich schöne Kissen!
    Liebe Grüsse
    Sara

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