Monday, February 11, 2013

Hugs and Kisses XOXOXOXO Hop


I can honestly say I love holidays.  It is such a great pleasure to be able to spend time with the ones that you love and shower them with hugs, kisses, and of course love.  So, when the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop was available, I hopped on over and signed up for it. 

I have a confession before I show off my creation.  I was a bad girl  and a very special couple didn't get a Christmas present from us this last year.  I gave them an IOU of sorts.  (Yes, I know I am terrible, but you know the old saying better late than never. Right?)  I just wasn't quite sure what to give them.  Then an idea struck me, what do people who are grandparents love more than anything.  Any guesses? ....................



Grandchildren of course!!!
 
 



 
I got their grand children's hand prints and signatures (All on the sly, yes a bit sneaky I am) and added them to the bottom.  Dangling by a string on the arrow.  After I took the picture, I transferred all of their signatures onto each hand and then traced them with a marker and heat set each signature.  


 

 I loved the arrow and heart off of the blog hop sign, so I interpreted it into my wall hanging. The arrow was my very own first paper piecing pattern. (A little off, but then I am a bit wonky)  I love to be challenged to try something a different even if it doesn't end up exactly how you hopped.   I am still stuck on putting words on my projects also.  Strange how one hop (In Your Words) can change your ideas on other projects.




I love to look at the back of quilts.  It adds a whole new dimensions to the project.  I added hearts in there too.   Their hand prints have nice little pointing fingers.  I can't wait to give that special couple their belated present.  Hope they don't mind that it is just a bit late.
 
So at the last minute, (like today sometime) I decided why should we just make red and pink Valentines?  What about our poor fellas? (Yes, most of them have it pretty good)  But they need Valentine's too.  Most men don't care for the color pink, and my hubby's favorite color is one of them.  Although, one year I convinced him to wear a pink shirt for Easter.  (the only time, talk about a waste)  I decided that my fella needed something this year.  Here it is the Manly Valentine pillow or the I Love You, Man pillow.
 

I am sure he will be happy that there is no pink for him to rest his head on.

 
Well, now that my time is up, go and show the rest of today's hoppers some
 
LOVE..... 
 
 
Sew Incredibly Crazy (You are here)

The lovely places I link to....
February Finishes at Such a Sew & Sew, Made by Me Wednesday at JAQS Studio
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88 comments:

  1. This reminds me of a project we did with our hands as a family for my grandparents several years ago--must do something like this for my parents soon. My kids are growing up so fast! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. What a wonderful treat for the Grandparents! Love your manly Valentine pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Netos são mesmo inspiradores.Seu esposo vai te amar um pouco mais depois desta declaração.Parabéns.

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  4. Being a grandparent, I know they will LOVE it! So creative and cute! Love the man-pillow too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Such a lovely idea and looks great! Love your manly version, how sweet!

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  6. Very cute projects, thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a great idea - I love your husbands cushion too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. As a grandmother I can appreciate that!

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  9. This would be a great idea for gifts for my parents and in-laws! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Fun ideas!Saving this one for when I have grand-children! :)

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  11. Such a clever idea the hands make the whole gift even that much more special...Happy Valentines Day

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  12. So beautiful, I am sure they will love it. I am your newest GFC follower, and found you via 'Freedom By The River Blog Hop'. Have a great day!
    Angie G.
    http://mycraftycollections.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is adorable! My kids are the only great grands for my grandmothers. They would totally love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. what a great project -- I know they are going to adore it

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  15. Your are Ever Sew INCREDIBILY Inspiring! Love Your Hands... and Your I Love You MAN pillow is fantastic!! *BIG HUGS* to you!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your Love-ly projects.

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  17. Both projects are great and nicely done.

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  18. You have totally outdone yourself! Someone has got to be all smiles over these!

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  19. What a great idea!! It turned out incredibly cute!

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  20. Oh Amy!! I just love it!!! I love the pillow; but the first one with the arrow is...well so different and delightful...

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  21. I was wondering how you were going to incorporate grandchildren into your gift--great idea and I'm sure they'll love it! My husband wants nothing to do with pink either. He loves green, so he would really like your husband's pillow!

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  22. These are both wonderful and creative! Treasures for a lifetime!

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  23. Amy you did it again..you awed me ...

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  24. What a wonderful project! Nothing more sweet or wonderful than the love of grandparents!

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  25. such a great gift! love those littles hands! beautiful work
    have a nice valentin's day

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  26. Great job, Amy! I know the grandparents were thrilled!!! The "I Love You, Man" pillow is also wonderful!

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  27. Wonderful idea, your friend will enjoy it so much.

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  28. Beautiful and thoughtful gift! I'm sure they will love it! Your man pillow is perfect!

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  29. What a creative idea..And a great gift idea for those people that have it allready. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Kids love to trace their hands and it is so fun to look back years later at how small their hands were. This is a great gift idea...love it! The Manly pillow is another great idea, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Wow- great idea for grandparents! Love this!

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  32. What a neat idea and gift and I really love your manly pillow and colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. This "we" absolutely loves this idea. What a fun thing to do for the Grands!

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  34. Really neat idea, sure they will love it.

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  35. I love your manly pillow. I also admire your grandparent's cute wallhanging. I am sure this present was worth the wait. This one could bring hugs and kisses as well as, maybe, tears. Very touching, indeed. Thank you for being a part of the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop. Happy Valentine's Day.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  36. I love all of your show and tell. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  37. Wonderful idea! I am a grandmother and I know that this would be very special for me to receive. I would love it! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I have 6 grands and I would be soooo excited to get a gift like this! Beautiful work :)

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  39. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  40. Love, love, love both of these! I'm thinking that pillow is going to be a must at my house - I wonder if I can fit 8 grandchildren's hands onto a pillow? :) blessings, marlene

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  41. I am a grandmother and I would love this. Very special and well worth the wait!

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  42. ANy grandparent would love that gift.

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  43. I love them! The little hands especially, too cute!

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  44. Hands of love, the are so inspirational, I love what you have done and yes the quilting on the otherside is great.

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  45. I love them both! I also did little hands projects when my kids were small, but you've taken the idea to a new level -- and I would LOVE to have something like that from MY grands, lol!

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  46. A wonderful and creative idea Amy...I'm sure it will be a favorite memory for years to come!

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  47. Too cute!!!! That will be a great treasure for the parents of those children!

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  48. Amy ... I love your projects. Wonderful gifts for the pepple you love anytime of the year. Grandchildren hands. Man pillow. Sew creative. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  49. Very creative...they are sure to treasure it.
    Nice 'man' pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. what a wonderful idea, the grandparents will be thrilled! The quilting is amazing by the way!

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  51. That is a wonderful gift for your friends, a gift that keeps on giving every time they look at it. Nice pillow for your fella too.

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  52. What a terrific idea--great work!

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  53. Rosemary B here: Amy, this is so adorable. I love both pillows, but the ones with the hands is extra special/
    I can't wait to have a whole bunch of grand kids.
    Thank you for sharing your usual high quality fare of creativity and inspiration

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  54. Such great ideas! Love the pillow.

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  55. Hi!!! WOW!!! Love them all!!! You did make the perfect gift for grandparents!!! Very sweet!!! Lucky hubby too!!! Great gift for a man!!!! Thank You

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  56. Lovely projects...thanks for sharing them!

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  57. Great ideas! I know I would love to get the wallhanging from my grandkids. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. That is a very special present. Late won't matter. It comes from the heart.

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  59. As a Grandparent, I can say with certainty, your gift hit the mark!! Way to go!! I would LOVE to have a gift like this
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  60. What a beautiful design for a grandparents gift! The manly Valentine pillow is a great idea too.

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  61. Very crafty and unique, I'm sure they'll treasure it. Jane

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  62. I love all the hands. Awesome idea for some really awesome projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. What a fabulous idea and so cute too.

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  64. Lovely idea! Lucky grandparents!

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  65. Right on! Grandchildren are the best!! What a sneaky, tricky quilter you are. Loved that you got the handprints and sigs on the sly. What a lucky man to have his own (non-pink) valentine pillow. Happy V Day!

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  66. Amy....wow!! what extra special gifts. Thanks for the inspiration, great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  67. Great projects! I really love the wallhanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. That was a most thoughtful gift you gave. God bless you, I know they love it! I am one of your followers.

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  69. I am a grandmother and I would LOVE a gift like that! How very clever! They will cherish it forever! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  70. These are very special projects for those special people in your life and they turned out wonderful!!!! Even the back :) loved that you made hubby a manly pillow! My hubby does not do pink either!

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  71. What a wonderful idea!!! Grandparents definitely LOVE grandchildren and they will cherish this wall hanging forever!!!

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  72. Great idea. I'm sure your grandchildren will love looking at this special project.

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  73. I love the back as well, so pretty.. I posted somewhere that I can never decide which is prettier.. the pieced top.. or the quilting in the back.. I guess it works both ways.

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  74. what a fun project and the back is way to cool!

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  75. What a wonderful gift! It will be treasured, I'm sure! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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  76. Both wonderful ideas. You are so thoughtful.

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  77. love your manly shout out! glad you were inclusive! and thanks for hopping along!

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  78. Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. I have a brother that is 64 years old and has always been willing to wear to pink, lavender, any pastel shirt. My husband(s) would not wear a pink shirt for anything. So, I understand. I know your husband loves his pillow. Being a grandmother, the grandparents are not upset about the wallhanging being a belated present. They certainly understand and they are elated. I'm sure they love handmade gifts and especially one with grandchildren's handprints and signatures. You did a great job, again!

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  80. I love this idea! How special for the couple. You are very talented and thanks for sharing your creations with us.

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  81. Well done! I hope you had a good Valentine's Day!

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