This year my word is kindness. It didn't seem nearly as heavy a few weeks ago when I chose it, but today it certainly does. This will be quilted and turned into a pillow cover. It will be a good daily reminder to me to be kind... to my kids, to my husband, to everyone. The world certainly needs more of it.
I drafted the letters in Illustrator, then used that as a loose guideline as I pieced them. I had to make the k twice because it was a little tricky. :) I love how the letters came out... I think they have the perfect amount of wonkiness! The letters are made from strips that finish at 1/2" wide (thus the wonkiness). The background is a black and white polka dot from Riley Blake.
I'm looking forward to finishing this one up!
Happy Monday to you!
this is my word too, as we could all use more of it. Yours looks lovely.
What a cute way to make sure that each morning you would wake with a gentle reminder!! Maybe we all could benefit from trying this.
What a lovely word to choose for this year. :-)
I love the idea of a word for the year - Kindness is indeed an important one -
I love this idea of a pillow cover with your word on it. I'm not familiar with Illustrator and I am not too sure about piecing my word, but I could certainly do mine using applique. Great idea! Another project to add to my list! HA!
Great word, great piecing!
I've also been given a word for the year the past three years. It's truly amazing how God uses that discipline to influence my life. I love the word pillow idea; I may have to borrow that. Blessings to you as your spread kindness throughout your year.
Kindness is a lovely word and we (the US) are going to need more of it. My word is adapt and so far, it's perfect for me.
I love the polka-dots: quilt and socks! Great idea to quilt your word. Brava, bravissima!
I love the idea of a single word. Simple and Strong one step one person and one word can all make the difference in our day and our world. I thought about this for a long time before landing on my word for the year. Intention. By definition it is the act instance of determining mentally upon action or result. My intention is to make positive difference each and every day. Thanks for the inspiration to put my word into something tangible.
Your pillow is much better than a post it note. You have just challenged me to find a better way to bring my word into view.
Well, Amen to that! I love your idea of a new word to express a theme you want to develop throughout the year in your art and in your relationships. And the pillow cover is really cute!
Excellent choice! And you are creating a wonderful reminder! XO
Love your idea and this years choice is so great. Our lives could all use the giving and getting of more kindness.
Thank you, Amanda Jean. We (especially at this time) cannot have enough reminders about the need for kindness.
Good choice and good work
(First time comment from a very long time fan!)
Good word choice. May the year be filled with kindness for all of us!
Such a lovely reminder to see every day!
best wishes with your goal. we all could use and give kindness every day.
You are so right....Kindness....the world could use some. Thanks for sharing. You've done an amazing job of piecing.
Everything feels a little raw right now. Kindness is exactly what is needed. Each. And. Every. Day. Thank you!
Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all used Kindness more. great word, and I love the letters. Thanks for sharing.
'KIndness' is the perfect word for 2017. And this will make a fantastic pillow!
Love this!! Any chance it will become a pattern? Thanks for sharing
Agreed! In our current culture, we could all use a little more kindness!
Love this, looking forward to seeing more of your kindness works throughout the year, agree with Georgia girl it would look great as a pillow , a little kindness goes a long way
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