Sunday, April 17, 2011

Alphanumeric Blog Hop

Hop day is here! Hi friends and hoppers!!  I'm very excited to be a part of this fun celebration of letters and numbers and, through them, life...

If you haven't ever hopped before here's a quick orientation: in a blog hop, a number of bloggers get together to blog about something similar. Each blogger's post in linked to the next one in the list forming a circle of blogs that you then 'hop' through. Our fearless leaader, Mel, is the official beginning of the hop but you can start from here too...just hop along until you hop right back here.

Feel like taking a little trip? This adventure will take you on an international tour all over the blogworld! Mel has a giveaway on her blog so pull up a comfy chair and visit everyone on the hop.

 I had fun thinking about this hop and what to make...and it has actually inspired me to a new project:
  Alpha-Family Favorites! I'm really quite excited about this... I thought it would be really fun to have a visual representation of things we love that start with each letter of the alphabet. A learning tool for the kiddos, a decorative element, and a way to preserve a piece of who we are right now - all in one!
 I'm going to work my way through the alphabet which may take awhile since I think one a week is a bit too ambitious. It will probably be more like one a month (laughing...) - which gives me two years worth of projects in front of me! (go ahead, you can laugh too!)
Here's my first entry - and, oh yeah, I'm not going to go in order! It will just have to be as whimsy leads me:

It's a big monogram letter that I picked up from the craft store. Isn't it cool?! It also hangs on the wall:

And here's a little chart so that you can interpret our favorites...
Mama's favorite: Quiet time!
Daddy's favorite: a Quirky mama...I'm the one on the left and, yes, it was my idea to put on the wigs from our sons' Halloween costumes!
Big Brother's favorite: "Look, Mama, I can go Quickly!!"
Little Brother's favorite: the sound "Quack"   He looooves Mama's green duck-tape sweatshirt...he laughs like anything when I pat the duck and say "quack, quack!!"
...and a family favorite food: Quesadilla. Yum!

Ready to continue your adventure? Next stop on the hop is Jeant-Jinnag! Have fun and thanks for visiting.

  If you get lost or don't feel like going in 'order', here's a list of everyone on the hop: (happy hopping to all!)

I Speak Melsh
BE Glorious
Captured On Film
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Creating Room
Curiouser and Curiouser
Daily Life - Bits and Pieces
Deb's World
Den's Crafty Diary
From High In The Sky
Gallo Organico
Ginger's Life Of Spice
Handmade By Kirsty
Havoc and Mayhem
Heather's Scraps
Helena's Creative Maven
Holaday's Happy Hearts
Just Jimjams
K's Crafty Corner
Life...As I See It
{Life Behind The Purple Door}
Lisa E Design Blog
Living Life One Blessing At A Time
Mary's Musings
Michelle Loves...
Obstinate Pursuit
Over At Our Place
Paper Turtle
Peonies and Pennies
Random Reflections
Rosalind Revival
Scrap Dreams
Scrapworthy Lives
Staring At The Sea
Surefiredaisy Says
This Kalil Life
This Little Life Of Mine
Xnomads' Blog

Note: If any of the posts aren't up yet, please bear with us - the different time zones and the peculiarity of blogging platforms when it comes to autoposts may mean that one or two posts don't appear on time! If that's the case, come back to this list to pick up from the next blog, but do please pop back and try the other link later, when the post should be there for your enjoyment.


helena said...

yeah for quirky mumas !!

Anonymous said...

Love your creations (and thanks for the interpretations, too.)

debs14 said...

Brilliant post - do you think you will manage to do the whole alphabet?!

Mary B said...

a Quintessential quirkiness and a quite delightful letter Q

Ginger said...

Great job with the letter "Q", I especially like the clock referencing quiet time :)

Jinnag said...

Oh I love it - A quirky, take on Q - really like your monogram! Jen x

humel said...

This is wonderful - I love your 'Q', and I very much love that you're taking on the whole alphabet as a project, that's fab! Thanks so much for being part of my hop xx

Miriam said...

I love this post and all your q's!

furrypig said...

Quite a quirky post! I love the idea of making letters throughout the year, such a great idea. I thought Q would be quite difficult but you did it easily! xxx

Angelfish said...

What a great post, loving the quiet quirkiness!
Fiona x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great job on this! Love the Q you made, should be a fun project to do them all.

jillconyers said...

Awesome creativity. I love monograms and the "favorites" idea is great.

Anonymous said...

Love your project - and just think you've got by one of the worst letters. Great job!

Sian said...

Quiet time! Yes, if my letter had been a Q I think I might have picked this one too :). I love your Q! Happy Hopping..

Tracy said...

Oh, I love that idea for your letter. Great post.

Cheri said...

What a creative take on Q! Kudos!

Beverly said...

Quite amazing the post you were able to creat with the letter Q! Have fun doing the entire alphabet :)

Melissa said...

Great job with the letter "Q"! I like the idea of creating something showcasing each letter of the alphabet, nice idea.

Alison said...

Great project!
Alison xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Wonderful post & e-Q-ually wonderful project! I would love to your collected works upon completion!! Sandi :)

Heather said...

Rachel I love your idea with the alphas. Hope you get to finish them all in time :)

Peonies and Pennies said...

Love the idea of doing each letter, I look forward to seeing these. ~c~

Michelle said...

I love ur quirky post :)

Jimjams said...

Great post - TFS

Amy said...

Oh this is an excellent project - well done, I love it ... and the interpretations!

Carrie Rosalind said...

That is SO cute! And what a great idea to have the whole alphabet with some of your favorites on each letter!

Margie S said...

Very cute project! Love it. And adorable little boys. Love them in their feeties!

jo said...

Love your crafty Q

Lisa said...

Very Q-ute! Love the blog hop... what fun!

Lisa Echerd said...

I love it, especially the interpretation. What fun!

Denise said...

Brilliant post,can't wait to see the rest! Just catching up as I have been away since the hop :-)