Wednesday, November 13, 2013

For the Boys Blog Hop



I am sure that Madame Samm and Amy had no idea what they were
getting into when they came up with this "For the Boys" blog hop. You know, it was a stroke of genius for all us moms, who have no little girls.
After all blog world is full of fun and frilly little girly things. But what about those boys?  Thanks to you two, for all you do, and did for the "little guys" who want their own piece of the action!   :-)

                   Boys will be boys...
               No matter what size they are!

 Did anyone else have to deal with this in their house?
Tough work making a mess all day!
A mess that "guess who" got to clean up. :-)
Those were the days, oh so many years ago.
Not much has changed. No matter how big, they are little monsters for life!
LOL!!
(so a commemorative quilt was in order)


Monster Mash
Another of my favorite Quiltery Quilts.
It just captured the true essence of my little monsters!


Let's take a closer look and you'll see why...

Emerald Mancer,  Don't let that sweet face fool you...There is trouble brewin'!

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                                            Wrechiller,
                           the very same look on both their faces!



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Gipabi... You decide who is the biggest troublemaker!


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Gisix ...we have just arrived from the planet Crayon


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Dinovore, I just might eat him for lunch!

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Nanovore, need say more!


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Bodin, not to be confused with forbodin!

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Vortex,
I wonder just how far, I can send him?

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Gorlum... Innocent, sminnocent!
Nuff said


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   Yep, them were my boys.
I can't believe it was almost 30 years ago!
 Or for that matter, that I lived to tell about it!
 ;-)  (wink wink)

So in memory of that monstrous bunch, I think a give a way is in order...
This one is definitely not for the little boys in your life!
LOL!!

This is more for the mom who survived it all, or is in the process of survival!
You all know what I mean!  :-)
 An oversized fat quarter.
Just in time for the holidays!
:-)
Leave me a comment, telling me about the joys of boys,
and I will pick a winner tomorrow, the last day of our hop!
Til then
Make sure you stop in and visit my fellow bloggers. They have some fun projects to share.
Once again a big round of applause to Amy and Madame Samm, for showing us the way...
to give those little men in our lives, something special of their very own!
November 14th

This post has been approved by the "Republic of Chao" Party!
and the mother who survived it!
:-)


Now completely off subject. It's been brought to my attention that I am now a no reply blogger??? Really after how many years. I can't seem to make Google + play nice so I have reverted back to the old Google format. Please let me know if you see anything strange with my posts or comments.
Thanks so much Daryl for letting me know!

60 comments:

  1. It is adorable and so very true. I know my guys keep me on my toes all the time.

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  2. Adorable monster quilt...love the photos.

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  3. Mwahahaha! That fabric is hilarious! I've only got one boy (12) and his dad (acts 12 some days) and a male dog (the best behaved of the bunch). I'm the only estrogen producer in a testosterone fuelled home

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  4. There were times my two boys felt like twenty were in the house! I survived it, and now the grandsons - well I can send them home.

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  5. What a great job of all that applique you have done! Those monsters are crazy good! I have one girl and one boy. And they are both a joy! Maybe they need to be in a herd of their own kind to get crazy?

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  6. I only had 1 boy of my own but the house was always full of them, weekends I had up to a dozen sleeping over. Most are still close and I have a stack of God Children, some of these have little boys now and history is repeating itself.

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  7. Ha, Ha...those monsters make me laugh! What great memories you have! That is a fantastic quilt.

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  8. Great quilt Joan and hilarious post. Thanks for my morning laugh!

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  9. That is the cutest monster quilt that I have ever seen! Just love it!

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  10. This was so much fun to see and read. Thank you!

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  11. What a cute post and fun quilt! It was neat to see all the photos of your boys growing up!

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  12. Your monsters are adorable, both the quilted ones and the real ones, lol! :)

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  13. With 3 sons I know the joys of boys!!!!
    I love ALL your monsters!!

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  14. Ohhh my word JOAN< the likeness to the monsters was frightening…lol seriously YOUR MONSTER quilt is an absolute gem and your boys totally boys through and through totally cute wee monsters...

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  15. Well, at least you kept it as a Republic, where all inhabitants should live free, LOL!!!
    I can fully understand you, believe me, yesterday it as a CHAOS world, today is better, but we are done for survival, aren't we?
    Wonderful pics and story, I love it!
    Greetings from another mommy :-))

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  16. Oh what a fantastic quilt!! You did a great job with this...I just love it!! And I love boys...they play hard, fight hard, but always have so much fun together. I have 3 boys and 4 grandsons...one granddaughter...but I really like those big boys in your panel....hahaha!!!

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  17. Wow what a great quilt , very creative indeed!! As for boys I have three of my own , all grown with families of their own but my best memories are those at the baseball fields watching them play .Thanks for sharing .

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  18. Darling quilt and I loved the pictures! Our son was born when our girls were 8 and 11 - a surprise gift from God. He's now 37 and just like they did then his sisters still call him The Golden Child. :) blessings, marlene

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  19. Joan, The quilt is stellar and the pictures of your boys are priceless. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Great way to start my day.

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  20. I just love your monster quilt. I had 2 daughters so I didn't have the joy of raising boys UNTIL NOW......I have 2 grandsons that are giving me a good taste of what boys can do. I think the difference in the noise level is what gets to me the most - they sure are loud

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  21. Loved the photos of the boys...I had a couch just like that !! Cute, Cute quilt Joan !

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  22. Great quilt- love the "His"tory behind it!

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  23. As my Mother-in-law confided in me, boys need to be buried from the age of 12 to 18 and only then are they fit to rejoin the world. She had four! There were times when I agreed, like when the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night during one of my son's sleepovers! The boys were making pizza!!

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  24. Beautiful! I knew you would have something great. I enjoyed reading your blog, seeing the pictures. Thank you!

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  25. Oh, Joan! Your boys were so adorable! You can't imagine the memories this brings back to me! I raised three sons. I think the biggest joy of raising sons is seeing them grow into wonderful young men! (Mine are so protective of me, it's really sweet!)
    Your monster quilt would have been a huge hit with my sons! It's precious!

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  26. Your monster quilt is fantastic! I love all their personalities and expressions!

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  27. Your post was so entertaining and the quilt is perfect for the boys. My boy was great at making messes, too. My girl was too, though. Kids in general are the best things life has to offer, but with boys, there is never a dull moment. Thanks for the giveaway. When I made it to that fabric it made me giggle.

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  28. What a fun quilt and your post was hilarious! Your pictures felt like a blast from the past for me too since I am about the age of your boys! And we had that same couch! Thanks for the laughs!

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  29. Loved seeing the pics of your little ones...who I am sure are now big 'uns! I have 3 sons and 6 granddaughters...go figure! I have never seen that fabric you are giving away...what is it called? Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  30. Cute quilt, and I love the pictures of your cute, little monsters! Yes, where has the time gone? I have 2 grown sons, and I loved the times we spent walking in our woods or hiking or camping. Great times, so many years ago! I miss those days.

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  31. Oh Joan I love those darling Monsters (the quilt and those young boys too, lol)!!!! So cute and such personality they have too. Love your "beefcake" fabric giveaway too, lol!!!!!

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  32. I have the joy one son (a daughter), five grandsons and one great grandson. Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for the chance to win the "beefcake" fabric.

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  33. I didn't have boys, only a girl. But my daughter just called asking me for three MORE boy baby quilts. Her clutch of 8 friends either have had or are in the process of having ONLY BOYS!!! This was a challenge for me, since I have only thought in GIRL terms for nearly 30 years!

    I am loving this blog hop!

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  34. This is such a fun blog post. Thanks for making me laugh today. I am the mom to two adult daughters and there is finally a grandson in the picture. I can already see the difference between the girls and boys, but it is really fun to see. I just have to be careful to not laugh too loudly when my daughter is trying to discipline anyone. :-) Thanks for sharing your creation with us today!

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  35. I married too late to have any children but my husband has an young adult grandson and I have several nephews. When his son and DIL needed a sitter, we often would watch the grandson. I still laugh about him telling his grandpa that he was not going to be his friend anymore because he wouldn't let him play with some toy. Josh is appalled that he ever said that now. What an adorable quilt and what fun seeing the pics of your two little "monsters" I wonder how far I can send him?? How far DID he or did you stop him first?

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  36. What a fantastic monster quilt and the models are perfect! Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl, well she was the hardest. Now GM to 7 boys and one lone Girl, I will still take the boys, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

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  37. I see the love in your photos and your Monster quilt "For the Boys" is uber clever. Well done! Thanks for hopping. I can't relate to having boys...Sisters, Daughter and Granddaughters...no boys! Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  38. I have an adult special needs son age 20. He never got into the stuff like other boys. Now my girl age 14 was quiet the tomboy who preceded to tun into quiet the beauty who is a total girls girl. My brother was a horror. Total boy and still is. He put my mom though the mill he found baby mice and put them in a empty 2 liter soda bottle and brought them in the house put it under his bead my mom found it the next day and to her horror discovered holes where the Lil boogers chewed out. She was some kinda upset over that one but I do believe her biggest scares this.. She was cleaning out the deep freezers. We used to grow and put up about 90 percent of our food. She discovered medicine pill bottles in the freezer at the back she thawed them out then proceeded to dump them out in the kitchen sink to figure out what they were. He had baby snakes he had caught and frozen. My poor mom almost had total heartt failure over that one.

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  39. I have a son and a daughter. The thing that I can definitely say about raising my son is that he taught me how to be patient!

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  40. Love the quilt. I have 2 sons also, four years apart in age. It has always been what one didn't think of the other did. We have gone from mini bikes to dirt bikes to mud trucks and motorcyles. Now it seems to be 4 wheelers. They are both in their 30s, but I don't believe they will ever grow up entirely. Guess I really don't want them to. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love that fabric.

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  41. Very funny, Joan, and way too cute--both the quilt and the boys. I raised two boys and now I am surrounded by grandsons. No girly girls around here. But no matter what they do or don't do for that matter, they can still give me one of their smiles and make my heart melt. Thanks for sharing and making my day.

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  42. Your quilt, of course, is gorgeous. Leave it to you. But the boys in the pictures are real honeys I can tell. Those were the best days for sure.

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  43. Oh, I could tell you the joys (and woes) of boys for hours. I had my son first and that's all I ever wanted. I had lots of female issues and wanted no more children. I had even been to the gynecologist and was on the way to the hospital for surgery the next day. I saw my husband actually in tears. So, I put it off and with fertility pills (no IVF then) I got pregnant three months later. I've always thought (since I was charting my whole life) that I lost another baby the month before I got pregnant again. So, God had other plans and I have a daughter, too. Just because I was so ill that I didn't want another child doesn't mean that I don't love and adore her as much as her older brother. Now, she has two adorable boys (7 and 2). My son has a 7 year old son (he'll be 8 on the 25th). I love when I tell people I have three grandsons - like two seven year olds and a 2 year old. Are the 7 year olds twins? I laugh - one is my son's and one is my daughter's, so I sure hope not. One is half Hispanic and we are not. One is husky and one is skinny, skiiny, skinny. So, knowing what I know, I always chuckle. Now, we are eagerly awaiting DNA results to see if a precious 4 month old girl is my son's. I'm excited to think about sewing pink (even though for a time PINK was the fav color of one of the older boys) and lacy, frilly things. We are all resigned to letting God be in control and helping us with any decisions that need to be made based on the results. We should know later this week or early next. I love the quilt. Now, who gets blessed with that quilt/ I have an applique pattern and all the fabrics for a quilt. Of course, at the time I only ordered one kit. I think I know where lots of fabric lives and also where the LQS are and also how to shop online. Thanks for a wonderful project and bringing up so many wonderful memories. I loved your pictorial parade. And, the giveaway fabric is dynamite.

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  44. Oh, my, goodness...I love all of those monsters and the pics of your boys are just too cute! This is so appropriate for all those monsters we raised. :O)

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  45. Love the monster quilt! and those young men are so handsome!

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  46. They sure can be little,or big monsters! However,they also know just how to melt your heart at the right moment too :) Love the adorable monster quilt!

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  47. Lots of surprises with little boys.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. LOL I love it. Love the monsters and all the photos of your boys.

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  49. I have had a fun time reading through your post. Yes, I adore the quilty monsters you have created - love the crazy shapes and wonderful colours. And their faces!!!! This is a fantastic quilt.
    But even more so, I have loved seeing the early photos of your boys. I think we all have to laugh as we have the same sorts of pictures in our own collections!! There are many wonderful memories to be had.

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  50. An awesome quilt...it is all boy for sure!! I was blessed with 2 boys...they were born 3 years apart...they have always been best friends...I can't remember every having to break up a fight...they got along well...they were both involved in sports...and love to watch spots now...they would be 'old timers' now. It is hard to believe my kids are 40 and 37. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I love the monsters you created with this quilt. It is very inspiring. Love the photos of your boys. I have one son who is grown now but I have twin grandsons who act like they are still small. These little monsters are just it for them.

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  52. Cool monster quilt and love the great pics of your boys! My little guy is still elementary school aged and loves to leave me little surprises. Yesterday, he set up a sock monkey figurine on a back scratcher so it looked like it was guarding the entrance to his room - very cute!

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  53. Love the monsters and all the photos, so nice.

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  54. How funny is that *lol*
    Great quilt and wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing!
    Bente

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  55. Congratulations to your winner! I love Monster Mash! And those are the greatest pictures of your boys.

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  56. Love it and your post brought me more than a few chuckles this morning. Thanks bunches.

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  57. I love your Monster Mash quilt!!! So perfeft for boys!!!

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