Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My very favourite WORDS - a serving or two...




I imagine this is your last stop today .
Welcome... Before you begin your viewing
I would like to convey my appreciation 
and thanks to  Linda for cheering and organizing us with 
"one more reminder" ...She did a brilliant job!


To all of you who participated wow! I mirror your sentiments 
throughout this hop....it was one of my fav's too. 
Thank you for participating, cheering and sharing your WORDS.

I share my day with these amazing women....
Be sure to cheer them on! 


Wednesday, January 16


Quiltin' Jenny  (Jenny)
Dachsies With Moxie  (Agnes B.)
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)
Sew We Quilt  (Mdm. Samm) yep that is me! 



Ok, in my words....here goes...


My love of WORDS, began quite early in infancy. I was an avid reader
in a couple of languages, and if you ever wanted to find me, I would be
 found in the library with my nose in books.... way before technology was available.

Today, my nose is in lessons, videos, exercises, tablets and vector graphics...

 My desire to find true meaning in almost everything was because of WORDS...
the lack of, the search of, the understanding of....

Words were and still are one of my keys to success...
Evident to many of you who find I am wordy..lol
I don't apologize for that, my husband tells me I have
more words than anyone,  he says it is because of my marketing background...
If I don't use them - I lose them...( he is so smart) ...lol

In my presentation of words today..
I used less... I think you will understand....

These are my all time favourite....

LOVE
HAPPY
No STOPPING
COFFEE
SORRY




My Mantra for this year is LOVE. I am sure you will agree with me 
that LOVE is needed to heal our world. LOVE brings us together..
Take the love of Quilting, Threads, Patterns,  Fabrics...
 it's all about LOVE 
we stay together because we LOVE....

next...



This one started it all, a project for Riley Blake Designs, after witnessing a temper
tantrum of a spirited young tot and bellowing out "I M Happy" ( when clearly she was not)
 I could not sketch her quick enough when I returned from Christmas shopping.
I embroidered her in just a black Presencia Finca Perle #12
and placed her on a lovely pink gingham from RBD. 

Don't we  all have the desire to be HAPPY! I do ...
and I am !  ( sew that word has special meaning to me) 
ARE YOU HAPPY? 

next....


Of course there was "NO stoppin me now" as I had sketched about 
12 of these tots...This one reminded me so much of me when I was young...
Before speaking to the hand was a gesture we are familiar with today..
mine when young -was my way of stopping the Nuns from scolding me
from speaking my mind....With WORDS of course lol
  
next....



I just had to do one with the theme of  COFFEE one of my truly madly deeply - favourite WORDS.
It just perks me up daily, gives me comfort and even though I never did
drink the brew till I was in my 30's I thought this wee tot with her coffee cup
in hand, would surely be questioning....
"dis not my sippy cup"...
By the way, there was no such thing when I was young..
sippy cup that is lol
And the Nuns only served us the occasional tea and wine...lol

and next....



Another favourite word of mine...."SORRY" we just don't hear this enough 
these days. We seem to have lost something in all this technology. 
I like the word SORRY...I believe it could heal the world....

Sew this wee tot, with her card in hand with SORRY written in her hand
writing...."here keep this" just makes me smile...
I should have had one made up for the Nuns when I was young...
it would saved me on all the words I used under my breath lol



All of these embroidery pieces were sketched by me and all stitched in Presencia Finca Perle #12

I love to stitch with Presencia, there is no unravelling, no knotting,
no little thread hairs to be picked...just perfect thread. 
I can do one of these up in less than an hour...they are  8 x 11 inches..

Had I more time I would have embroidered more...but I wanted to make
something really special for Linda.... our resident cheerleader. 

As "One more reminder" was her key to success in managing us all
and her hair is brown, and her eyes green and her fav colour
is an orange red...I sketched this up for her and then coloured her...
It is framed and on her way as a reminder
of a fine job in our WORDY HOP! 



Ohhh and some special pom poms will be included too!

( more on that later this week) 





That is all I have today...no more words...except for below...thanks for popping in ...
YOUR words mean a lot to ME! 






112 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and I don't think you are too wordy at all. Lovely cupie dolls with their sayings, I especially like that sorry one, her expression is priceless, just like this hop. Thanks again for all you did and appreciations go to Linda and Timeless Treasure Fabrics too. Jane

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  2. I'll just share one of my favorite words here ... "thanks!"

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  3. This was so, so worth staying up past my bedtime...they are just beautiful and perfectly wordy. I love them all!

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  4. Your tots are adorable! I agree with Carol, well worth staying up to see your creations! Presencia is my all time thread also. Thank you and Linda for the fantastic hop. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  5. Your embroideries are simply exquisite Mdm Samm! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. They made me nostalgic for a return to simpler times :*)

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  6. I "LOVE" how you are able to get all your words in the shape of a heart. Great blog hop. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. In the words of Lady Gag, love love love.

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  8. I just LOVE that heart.... Planning on making it into a pattern? It is gorgeous! All you embroidery is!

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  9. Thank you so much for putting together such a lovely blog hop. I enjoyed it everyday!

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  10. These are adorable, and I enjoyed the whole blog hop -- thank you!

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  11. These designs convey your Words perfectly. So simple, so to the point. Love them.

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  12. I loved reading your blog such simple words that are not used enough now days.

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  13. I love your words and how you have let them talk to us in these adorable children. Once again thank you lovely madame. This has been a wonderful and awesome blog hop.

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  14. You just amaze me. Sorry is a good word.

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  15. Maravilhoso!!!
    E muito obrigada por compartilhar tão lindas fotos e trabalhos,
    assim como pelo belo texto...

    abraços de MF

    Wonderful!!
    And thank you for sharing such beautiful photos and papers,
    as well as the beautiful text ...

    Hugs MF

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  16. I love 'dis not my sippy cup' so cute! Thank you for the wonderful blog hop, it has been so much fun!
    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  17. Thank your for finishing off this wonderful blog hop with great ideas. I love your cute little embroidery. It reminds of the kind I did when I first started embroidering many, many years ago. I have so many ideas that I have added to my wish book from everyone sharing their ideas. As usual you and Linda did an outstanding job with the blog.

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  18. Oh, your little tots are too darned cute, but I have to say my favorite is the "Love" heart.

    Thank you again for your inspiration and these fun hops! You are really bringing the quilting community together in a wonderful way.

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  19. Your stitches are sew cute Madame Samm! and so you! I have always said the word "Sorry" could move mountains and it truly can... it just is not used enough... One waiting on the other to say it first and eventually neither say it at all.. So sad..

    I love your "Love" heart! There is so much love to give!

    Thank you for yet another awesome blog hop! And thank you to Linda for being a great hostess!!

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  20. Wish I could sketch like that! Stick figures are my expertise. What cuties! They'd look great embroidered on a set of dishtowels for a mom.

    Thanks for the hop. What a lot of inspiration from a lot of wordsmiths.

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  21. Words are so amazing, aren't they!? Love your projects today, each very sweet and simple yet speaking volumes! Thanks for all that you do in blogland!

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  22. I LOVE the expression on the face of the Sorry embroidery - those little melt-your-heart-eyes. Awwww. Well done Mdm Samm - a another GREAT hop. Thank you so much!!!

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  23. Seems you love being all stitchy too, as well as quilty !!! These are some great stitcheries! That heart is just fabulous, love it !! Speaking of stitcheries I got everything cleared up. I will send a nice cleaner pattern PDF from work later today and put it in google docs so it'll be ready when you need it.

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  24. As always an excellent and inspiring post! Thank you so much for all that you do! You are loved.

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  25. As always, what a fabulous job!! I love these little girls ... their faces are all so expressive! And Samm, the heart is terrific ... "love" all the love! Thank you for so faithfully sharing all your creativity! :)

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  26. I admire your sketches - they are absolutely adorable, especially with your words right alongside. Presencia thread is also available in a 60/3 weight for quilting and it is the best thread I have ever used. Will Jane also have quilting thread available? Linda will just love her special graphic girl!

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  27. Your stitcheries are adorable! Especially love all those tots with those wonderful words! Thank you for being so creative with your projects and so supportive of this quilting community! Another wonderful hop, thanks to you, Linda, and the sponsors!

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  28. Such a fun hop! The variety of projects, words and techniques were awesome! Very inspiring thank you!

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  29. Oh, how exciting! I love the little "me"! Thank you so much!
    Your embroideries are all just adorable!!! What great words you chose!

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  30. So cute! You are so talented. Your stitching is beautiful, and you are quite the artist. It has been a great hop! Thanks!

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  31. Rosemary B here:
    Good morning Dear Samm. Your embroidery is beautiful. These little girls are so sweet.
    The back ground fabric is just perfect for these. Really brings out the cuteness.
    I LOVE the first piece very much.
    As always, you are amazing. I am so proud to know you

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  32. I Love your embroideries....embroidery is near and dear to my heart and your drawings are magnificent stitched! :) Thanks for sharing them!

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  33. Wow, I had no idea your could sketch so beautifully. I am afraid it would take me much longer than an hour or embroider - love them all, but the coffee is adorable. Thank your for all your words and entertainment.

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  34. This is something I don't do myself....and they are so very cute!! I love each one of them....just adorable. Thanks for sharing...for this hop; had a blast

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  35. I so agree.... this has been so fun! I'm addicted to words..and i spent a lot of time in that library as a little girl.. wink!

    Thank you again.. I "love" your Love Heart!

    Pat Sloan
    "The Voice of Quilting"

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  36. They are all absolutely fabulous - I havent had chance to join in this hop but I have been cheerleading from the sidelines each day! Such a lot of lovely work has been shown hasnt it. Hope you are well and had a great Christmas and New Year.

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  37. How fun! Your little tykes are as cute as a bug in a rug (hmmm...guess I'm kinda rusty on all those similes from my childhood. There must be something cuter than bugs?). Adorable. And I love your heart which is filled with Love!!! Thanks for hosting the hop.

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  38. My word! is cheery, you make me smile.

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  39. Beautiful work! Fabulous hop! So much to see and experience. Thanks for the hop and for jamming my brain with all of this.

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  40. You've done it again, Missy!! Found a way to make us all smile with your delightful creativity!

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  41. Thank you for shareing all your word projects with us. I think each one gotta cuter and cuter and you posted teh best for last...
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I have said it before and I will say it again - your creativity just amazes me again. Love, Love your LOVE mantra - my favorite has just got to be the "I'm Happy" - that little stitchery just says it all to me. Thanks Samm - this has been an incredible blog hop with all the diversity, stories, creativity and sharing. We do love what we do so well. Judy C

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  43. Another successful blog hop and everyone had sew much to say! Bravo indeed!!
    Your contributions are adorable and ever so precious, I love the throw back to a by gone era :)

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  44. My favorite? The tantrum girl. Oh, dear, I resemble her in so many ways. You and I would have gotten in a lot of trouble with the nuns together. I was a stubborn, hard headed little girl. I have tempered some, but she is still in there. ;-)

    Thank you so very much for holding these blog hops for us. They force me to try new things and that is a good thing. You are dearly loved...

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  45. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and inspriation for these blog hops! I don't think you realize the impact that you have and that these blog hops have on our lives, and you deserve to know!

    These patterns are great- will have to do them after I finish my Holiday Lane redwork one, inspired by Cyndy Hoeller's from last year! (see what you do to people- we make new friends and come out of our shells and create!- and in my case without coffee)

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  46. I love all the embroidery! Don't forget to add my blog to your list above. Today was my day to post and it must have been inadvertently left off your list :-) ChristaQuilts.wordpress.com. Thanks!

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  47. They are so cute! I, too, grew up in the local library. Sadly, I've gotten out of the habit of going. I think I might make the time to swing by our library and check out the quilting section. Ya just never know what treasure you'll find.

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  48. I love you embroidery, they are so cute. I must get back to my embroider some time but there are so many exciting projects to work on.

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  49. Great and meaningful words! And so lovely transformed. Love your sticheries, they are all so cute and very special in black.Have to try this pearl thread too, sounds great. But I really love the sorry one. So true, hard to say but so much healingpower when spoken. And what a lovely gift to our cheerleader. That is very sweet!

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  50. Your embroidery work is so neat. I just love your projects, they are soooo cute. Thank you for sharing them with us. They gave me lots of ideas for red work quilts.

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  51. Yet another inspirational hop and inspirational YOU!

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  52. Hi Madame Samm!!! Fabulous as usual!!!! I love love your little tots!!!! Their expressions are so wonderful!!! Love them all!!! Thanks for all the fun!!!!

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  53. Your little figures really capture the moment and are so retro/vintage. They remind me a little of the Kewpie dolls. Thanks to all who put in the hard work for this great blog hop. Timeless Treasures is one of my favorite fabric companies. I find when I go into a quilt store and look at fabrics, it's always TT that I select. I guess I'm just drawn to the novel designs and that seems to dominate my stash and projects that I make.

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  54. what a fantastic way to begin 2013! Thank you so much for the inspiration and encouragement! I love all your words, all your projects and am blown away by your talent!

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  55. Thank you for another fabulous hop and for sharing your projects!

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  56. They are sweet ! The word of the day is dedication .

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  57. Oh how I wish I could sketch like that! And you can stitch them up in just an hour?? I'm doubly impressed! Love, love, love them!

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  58. Your embroidered little children are all so sweet, just like YOU! I love the LOVE one too!

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  59. Sew Sweet! Thanks for sharing Madame Samm! Judith, Texas

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  60. How much fun are all these?!! I am loving your love heart and Miss Happy is just perfect! Thanks for the best hop yet :)

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  61. Thank you for this blog hop! It has been a lot of fun.

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  62. Love the gingham!!! Had a great time on this blog hop. Great idea and thanks for setting this up.

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  63. how lovely! I adore the love embroidery in the heart shape, wonderful. Thanks for another fabulous blog hop, wish I'd been in on this one.

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  64. Love all your tot stitcheries. I can just picture the actual child.

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  65. Samm the expressions on their faces are just priceless. I love that you did these on pink gingham - I wouldn't have thought of that but it's a perfect background. blessings, marlene

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  66. oh my those are the cutest little tots! Love all the project you created. Thank you for putting this hop together and for being our head cheerleader!!

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  67. very sweet little people you have created, all with great words! Thanks for another fun hop!

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  68. I adore these little people , they are priceless with their little word messages , thanks Madame Sam for sharing your wonderful talent with us and making it possible to be a part of such a great hop!!

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  69. I really like your kids with words. You see the world so different from a lot of us, in that you can develope your characters beautifully. Once more, GREAT JOB!!

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  70. Love your little tots! They are all so cute and wonderful stitching. Your "love" stitching is so lovely as well. I wish I was able to sketch, you're so clever and talented! Thank you for all you do and for all your wonderful blog hop ideas! You're amazing!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. the little tots are just sooo cute and love your stitching. The words were great.

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  72. Such cute tots. The expressions are right on and priceless. Your stitching is lovely. To be able to finish one in an hour is amazing.
    Thanks for all you have done to create such fun and inspirational hops. Looking forward to many more. :-)

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  73. What a fantastic work !!! Your projects are amazing!! I adore these little children and Your heart is lovely:)

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  74. I love all of those stitcheries but your heart of words takes the cake!
    What a delightful blog hop this has been!

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  75. You are Hero and Mentor!! WOW.. Love your Words and your stitching is amazing! Thank you again for all your support and hard work! This was a WONDERFUL Hop to Hop around to!

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  76. What sweet and beautiful words -- and I sure agree, from Love to Sorry, we can heal ourselves and everyone around us!

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  77. Your tots and sentiments are just so precious. You are amazing and inspiring. Thanks for the hop! It was a fun one.

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  78. Very powerful words. Thanks so much for the blog hop.

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  79. I see you are all heart... and it's full of love
    great stitchery with the tots
    I am not sure where you do find the time for it all..... lots of coffee and no sleep is my guess
    thanks for your part in the hop
    in stitches

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  80. You are so talented in so many ways. These are so cute. Thanks, for putting this together. I'm not sure which I would call my favorite. You gave me a smile with all of them.

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  81. You always amaze me Madame Samm I think you already use Love on everyone and we certainly all feel out here in Quilt World with all that you do for us and how you encourage our creativity...Thanks.I love your little girls they are adorable with powerful words especially Sorry. Blessings Sandra

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  82. These are so cute! great job on these.

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  83. I love, love, love what you've done with your words, especially the Sippy Cup! They're so precious!

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  84. I love your sketches. Those little people are the cutest. I can almost see them as real. They are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them. They make me smile. This has been a great hop, i have enjoyed it a lot. Thank you.

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  85. Oh, all your kiddos are just adorable! Thanks for thinking of all these fun blog hops!

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  86. Madam Samm, you never disappoint. All of your projects are awesome. This has been another terrific blog hop. THANK YOU!

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  87. Great words, Madame. My favorite is "sorry" and I totally agree that it's not used enough. Sorry can mend minds and hearts. Your little people are adorable. :)

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  88. I cannot stand it! Each one is more adorable than the last. I know that is a picture of you little holding your sippy cup with coffee. Really they are just darling. And wait a minute, I went to Catholic, grade school, high school and college, the only time I was served wine was when the dunked the Host into it! LOL!! Thank you for all your hard work on the super fun hop!

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  89. Thanks so much this has really been fun. My computer has not been happy today and yesterday so I couldn't figure out if I left you a little note. Looking forward to the next hop. Thanks again.

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  90. Beautiful stitcheries! Thanks to you and Linda for another fun blog hop :-)

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  91. Love your love block. Most of all, I love that your shared your childhood memory album. Come on, it really is you isn't it.!
    Great hop, thanks so much for all you do.

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  92. great projects. My favorite is the Love one. It is so pretty. Thank YOU and LINDA so very much for a wonderful blog hop

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  93. I really admire anyone who can hand stitch, and even more so when they do it so well! Thank you so much for sharing - they are beautiful Mme Samm! And the blog hop was brilliant, and a lot of fun - thanks!

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  94. Reading all the blogs makes me want to include a word on every quilt I make. Thank you to everyone for the inspiration.

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  95. I love them all but especially SORRY. She is sew special. And what a great way to thank Linda. Thanks to you both for putting this hop together. It's been so much fun. Two questions. I have used Sulky 12 wt thread for embroidery and love it. Is Presencia similar? Also will your little friends be available as patterns? Thank You!

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  96. Your "tots" are too cute. Reminds me of my kiddos not so long ago, but my favorite is your Love project. It just turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for this fab hop! I can't wait for Dresdens next week.

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  97. Thank you for such an awesome experience participating in the blog hop...my first blog hop to be a part of. I look foward to many more. :)

    I love your projects.

    blessings, denise

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  98. love the little people, in some ways they remind me of Mabel Lucy Atwell who I so loved as a child many years ago!

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  99. Thank you for another fabulous blog hop! Everyone did such a great job with their words. Love your little girls - so adorable!!!

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  100. What a wonderful hop. Love the WORDS concept and how many creative ways there are for expressing them . Thank you. Cute little girls you created.

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  101. My Dear Madame Samm. Your "Kids" are the cutest. Your words, Timeless. Thank you for a great Hop. Thanks also to Linda, a great cheerleader!.

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  102. How cute! Love the "sorry". I think she really means it!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  103. They all are simply wonderful and truly a reminder of my own two little darlings.

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  104. Holy cow, these little people are awesome! Especially love "i'm happy"... you're sooooo creative... thanks for sharing with us!

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  105. Well I finally had some time to visit the last days blogs/words! My goodness,your little darlings are simply adorable,and the sayings (your words)priceless.

    Thank you for another wonderful hop Madame :)

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  106. Absolutely delightful. Fun to get to know more about you!

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  107. Awesome as always. They are so adorable! And you are so very talented. Thank you for sharing all your talents with us!!!

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  108. Dear Madame Samm,
    your stitcheries are absolutely gorgeous, it was a great bloghop, thanks!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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You think they are just words...they are sew much more than that...your wee messages tell me, you are kind, smart and important...