Monday, August 13, 2012

Bowls with Borders Blog Hop

UPDATE: Awwww, I am so overwhelmed with all your Comments about my one pitiful bowl! Thank you sooo much! I "puddled" up at several of them :-) Beyond your Comments, this day has not gone well. I'm in Kansas and my friend came through surgery well and will come home tomorrow, but when I got back from the hospital, I spent 30 minutes on the porch trying to get the door open - I finally got ahold of her daughter who gave me the "trick" for unlocking the door. Then I discovered my charging cable for my phone got fried on her old-house-electricity. and so the only way to charge my phone is to sit in her truck with the engine running (my car will charge without the engine running). And to rub salt in the wound, I can't get her kitchen range lit to cook some dinner. Don't know whether she's out of fuel, or what? I called her daughter again (she's my "new best friend") and she said it should just light right up, but it doesn't. I think I should just go to bed and hope tomorrow is a better day, BUT the good news is my friend is doing well, so I guess that's what really matters. Thanks again for all your wonderful, uplifting Comments - I appreciate them sooooooooo much!!!!!

I signed up for the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop that I heard about over on Sew WE Quilt (a fabulous blog if you've never been there!). This was a paper-piecing blog hop and the pattern was generously provided by Regina





Now we were charged with creating a minimum of one bowl, but the pattern included several more "layers" of bowls for those who were:

Creative, wonderful, fabulous,
 inventive, talented, imaginative,
 original, inspired, artistic,
 ingenious, innovative, magnificent,
 superb, amazing, fantastic, astonishing,
 and brilliant. 

NONE of which I was, this time around!

So...prepared to be UNDERwhelmed with my one little bowl. In my defense, I was on a mini-vacay-staycay, during which time I had MAJOR problems with my brand-new cell phone that ate up much of my vacay...then I came home for a hot minute, finally got a replacement phone, which ALSO has problems, and had to jet off to Wichita, Kansas to help care for a friend having surgery. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. (I'll be in Kansas for 3 weeks, and I have to tell you, there are some FABULOUS quilt shops here - yay!) 

 So without further adieu (and actually, it doesn't even deserve ANY adieu to begin with!), here is my one, poor, pitiful little bowl.  



 LOL!
Ta...Friggin...Da


 Well, at least it DOES have a border around it, hence the "Bowls with Borders" distinction...

Thank you to all the people who made this blog hop happen :-) And now you can go look at all the OTHER, BETTER bowls that are being posted for August 14 - see below:


August 14th








89 comments:

elizabeth said...

Your bowl is lovely....I was also a bit intimidated by all the other quilters, but I am glad that I gave it a try. Sorry about your cell phone/vacation interruption!

Carrie P. said...

Yay! your one bowl is very cute. well done!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

One bowl is better than not finishing, so chin up. And just love that border fabric - a real stunning frame for your bowl.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh no, I like you bowl. I think you did a wonderful job. Half the fun is trying! Thank you for sharing.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I love your bowl. Don't you think it would make a lovely hot pot holder?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your bowl!

Judy B said...

You should be very proud of your bowl, it is lovely!

Martina said...

It is cute!

Madame Samm said...

What can I say, you made your first bowl. Yeahhhh!

1leonore said...

Your bowl is great. But only one?
Many greet from Germany

Sharon said...

Yay for your one bowl it looks wonderful..

Regina Grewe said...

You may take your little cutie as a starting point for further ones...

Sheila said...

Cute little bowl! One bowl in better than no bowls. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Your bowl is cute and I must say, you have one more bowl than most of us!! You do what you can, when you can, and it's more important that you are helping your friend then creating a stack of bowls! Life happens, we just keep stitchin'.

Fiesta said...

Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today.
 

Debby said...

There's a little song that just popped into my head from YEARS ago (with a little change): The bowl stands alone, the bowl stands alone, hi-ho the dairy-o, the bowl stands alone. See? It worked! It's better to make one bowl than to curse the darkness (again, another saying slightly changed). You go, girl! You met the challenge!!!

Zuzan said...

You showed up with all that is occurring in your life. Congratulations.

Pauline said...

You made your one bowl, it looks great!

Bud and Marsha said...

Don't be so hard on yourself...Life happens and we all experience it. You kept to your commitment and that's what we all respect. Well done, bowl and all.

Cindy Staub said...

Life sometimes happens and our plans change.... Your single bowl is wonderful! Happy quilting!

Thearica said...

Stop downplaying your work.. Your block is gorgeous! Who doesn't love red! :)

Rosa said...

Your bowl is gorgeous.Don´t worry,you did what you can .Here it said:"Man proposes , GOD disposes".

Hope things are going better.

Linda said...

Very cute! Love your post.

Brenda said...

It makes a lovely little mug rug. Aren't the bowls cute>

krislovesfabric said...

I like your one bowl and the name is priceless...ta friggin da? gotta love it!

legato1958 said...

Quilters know that it isn't the SIZE that matters.... it's the love putting it together!! (And we all have made plans,and then life happens!) It's cute!!

piece peace said...

It is not the quantity but the quality. I think your single bowl is beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

We can;t always get as much done as we would like. That is why I did a runner and not a large stack. But your piece looks wonderful; great work!!

Pierro said...

RosemaryB here:
Your bowl is really pretty though. I love the background color and the red border as well. This was fun to do, huh? well done!

JanesQuilting said...

I think your bowl is cute! I hope things work out better for you.

Marla Nelson said...

At least you made an effort. Really cute colours. Sometimes the time flies by.

CraftyDeb said...

It is a cute bowl :) Maybe when things settle you can make some friends to go with it?

Annette said...

You got -r- done . and that's what counts and best of all you shared with us all and it is a cute little bowl at that.
in stitces

Patty said...

Nice bowl! And I am just south of Wichita about 45 miles. Glad you are here on our cool days LOL

Linda said...

Your little bowl is so pretty! Simplicity is often elegant, right?

Kathy H said...

I like your one bowl , especially the colors. Makes a really cute topper.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very nice bowl. Really love that red border. Thanks for sharing.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Well, it's a wonderful bowl. Well Done!

Just Carol said...

One little bowl is way better than no little bowl. At least it is very cute, has potential, and you learned something. Way to go! Enjoy Kansas and thank you for hopping with us! It's been fun!

Connie said...

What a beautiful bowl and with everything you have going on it was amazing you had time to make it! Thanks for sharing!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Your bowl is not pitiful at all...it is wonderful and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Ya don't need them stacked to the ceiling to be fun and to have had an opportunity to do some paper piecing.

Smiles,
Kelly

patchouli moon studio said...

I did not sign up to do this blog hop because I do not enjoy paper piecing much. I have done some, but I don't like the process. I have done the past 2 blog hops and have signed up to do the next two, but just knew this one wasn't my cup of tea. So making one bowl, well that would have been all I would have done too. But that doesn't mean that you should feel intimidated. You did a great job and tried it and that's all that you needed to do. Your bowl is beautiful.

Chris said...

Oh Nadine you are too much. There's a saying - beauty in simplicity. I'm thinking of all the possibilities for what could be in your bowl. Hope your friend is better. Thank you for the post!

Sherry said...

That is such a pretty little bowl!

Quilter Kathy said...

Thanks for the smile today! I was touched by your honesty, humour, and effort.
Hopefully your bowl of blessings will be filled with better things in the months to come!

hueisei said...

Pretty little bowl! :)

jen duncan said...

lol. I was almost in the same boat as you but couldn't take the NOT doing it so I cranked it out Friday night and most of Saturday. :-P Glad you got yours made too. ;-)

Julie in WA said...

I like your red bowl; it would be a perfect potholder, don't you think? And, good for you, to keep a commitment despite life getting in the way. Thanks for sharing!

sandra said...

Your bowl is really sweet and one is better then none, so kudos

KatieQ said...

As someone who did not participate in this blog hop because I am afraid of paper piecing, I think your bowl is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Patchlissi said...

what a very nice little quilt
greetings from Germany

Cecilia said...

You did great, your bowl is cute. :-)

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work! I am in the same "bowl" as you so don't beat yourself!

Jeanneke said...

You made it and you shared it; thank you!
One bowl of water can save a life.
You did great!!

Nancy Biggs said...

It's not pitiful at all!I like it!

Corrie said...

funny. You did it! Great story by the way.

marilyn said...

I feel you with the pressure :) I only made one bowl too, but it was my first paper pieced project, so it is a step in the right direction. Congrats on getting your bowl done.

Susan said...

I really like your one bowl. It is peaceful and that is something i am craving at this time...Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Gail said...

I like your bowl.

Ginny said...

Great colors. Your bowl is set off nicely.

Abbigail said...

Sounds like your bowl is full! LOL! You tried paper piecing which is something I don't think I would like.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Giggle~ thanks for the giggles! One bowl looks great! Whatcha going to fill it with? :-)

Cindy said...

Yours is done!! Woo hoo for a finish. And its lovely. Perfect little mug rug. :)

Marcia W. said...

I like your bowl - the contrast between the quilt border, background, and bowl rim is lovely. You did well for being so pressed for time. Thanks for the stop.

evelyn said...

I like it, I like it! and if you said that you had run out of fabric, well, nobody would believe it! Love your post!

tink's mom said...

It's a great block, no number of bowls listed in the guidelines so it qualifies.

Wendy said...

Oh Nadine ... the simplicity of your bowl is beautiful ... even more beautiful that you made one, whereas I did not! Good for you! and thank you for sharing :) :)

MoeWest said...

It's a special, one-of-a-kind bowl and very nice! I think I have that border fabric in green.

Sue said...

I love your bowl and its border! I'm trying to get up the courage to join in on one of these hops! And think, you can make another bowl or two and have a group of bowls!!!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You did a great job! You are a true friend and gem for helping to take care of your fiend. =)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That would be FRIEND, not fiend. Aye yi yi

Ariane said...

I love your bowl!! It's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

mahoo said...

You may only have one bowl,,but it's obviously overflowing with LOVE for your friend. It's terrific,,and thanks for posting & sharing with us despite all your trials & tribulations! (I'll be there in spirit with you at those quilt shops.)

Jessisca Lenderman said...

I love your bowl : ) Thank you for sharing.

Jessisca Lenderman said...

I love your bowl : ) Thank you for sharing.

Cherry said...

Oh my word girl, it may be one bowl, but you have a heart of gold, and your fabric choices are super!

Diann said...

I think your single bowl is very sweet. I was sorry to read about the difficult day you've been having and hope that tomorrow will go more smoothly. Some days are just rough!

Katherine said...

I think your single bowl is quite pretty, Nadine.
Sorry you've been having a difficult time recently, hope things get better.

Thanks so much for being a part of this hop.

Laura said...

I am sorry your day was rough, but I think taking care of a sick friend is a wonderful thing to do. I love your little bowl and hope tomorrow is better.

♥Duff said...

There is a quiet stillness to your bowl which I assume is your intuition's way of saying "I need stability!"
Your bowl is perfect for you right now--it cannot be compared to others as they do not lead your life!

Rhonda D. said...

I like your bowl!

Anita said...

LOL...too funny! Your bowl actually looks pretty cool, like a special bowl for an asian dish, add a couple chopsticks and you're set :)

pinsandneedles said...

You did a great job with your pretty little bowl! Hope this day goes well for you!

Foolish Feathers said...

I understand being intimidated by other quilters so many of these hops bring together people of such various levels of talent. BUT, do not sell yourself short, Your bowl turned out perfect, if almost looks like you lined up the dots! I hope you have signed up for another one of the hops, because it can only get better!

Cathy said...

I love the simplicity of one bowl! There is so much more you can add...or not...up to you. Thank you.
Cathy R

Quilt n Queen said...

Nadine....you did good, your one bowl is better than no bowl. Hope your days are much better....thanks for sharing, have a great week!!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Your bowl is very fine, great colors and like you said bordered. I think I saw some that weren't. Mine top almost wasn't. Then I finished and midmight and could not get pictures posted to my blog, (rural internet issues) so my post was late late late. You Agent Q10 finished on schedule, so your mission is complete. You get an A!! Am hopping by late because am still haveing internet issues but I am determined to get by everybody's even if it takes a month!

Sophie said...

After reading all your trouble, well you've done it anyway!
Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as an OpenID with name/URL like in other blogger blogs)

Maria Kievit said...

A bowl is a bowl is a bowl. It doesn't matter if it's one or many. You participated in the hop, and I thank you for sharing!