Monday, January 7, 2013

Words Mean Things & Giveaway

The blog contest is over and Rosa from Spain is the winner of my Pattern Bonanza CD. Enhorabuena, Rosa ("congratulations")

Welcome to my first blog hop of the New Year: In Your Own Words, put together by Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Linda of Buzzing & Bumbling of Texas (hook 'em Horns!) Thank you, ladies, for always being there and supporting those of us in Quilters Blog Land!

Do you know where this famous saying comes from?
The first quilt I am sharing is one I made several years ago for my Cookie Cutter applique series. All the simple shapes (hearts, flowers, trees, leaves, driedels, butterflies, and yes, bread) are created as half blocks. I only had enough fabric for the bread shapes to make two blocks. Yikes! What to do? Make 2 alternating blocks and now I have a square quilt. But this quilt calls out for WORDS! I created 3" high letters based on this FAMOUS saying (I'm still waiting for you to tell me where this is from) and fused them on. The only stitching I used was that of the quilting (my faithful longarm quilter in Atlanta).

Where is the saying from and what does it mean? I'll tell you what it means, but you have to tell me where it's from.

The next project says a lot about me. My absolutely, positively favorite dessert is CAKE! Any cake, especially with icing. Forget the pie, the cookies (but, yes, I will eat them, no problem) - if there's a choice, I will eat cake!

My Cake Quilt - did you notice that the letters on these 2 quilts are the same?
Unleashed Collection, available February 2013
I've saved the best for last. I received a new collection from Windham Fabrics on Thursday and they began speaking to me: "Woof! Woof!" As you can see, this Unleashed Collection is too cute to not include in this blog posting about words. We are a dog family and have been for about 15 years.

Belle (aka, Belzebub), going on 12 yo and still quite feisty
OK! Where are my words? I used the SAME alphabet as in the other quilts.
A table runner for Miles, my oldest grandson
This book is filled with pictures of all sorts of dogs, sure to delight any toddler
Miles can't read yet (he's only 2 years old), but you can bet he knows what a dog says: woof, woof. And I bet he learns these letters FIRST, huh?

Don't you just love this grouping of the puppy heads?
OK. I only added these kitty prints because my friend Jeannine has a cat. I'm just saying . . .
My GIVEAWAY will be my popular Pattern Bonanza CD with ALL 13 Cookie Cutter shapes, including the Bread applique and the full alphabet above. There are hearts, leaves, trees - well, go see here: Pattern Bonanza CD.

How can you win? Leave a comment taking a guess at the meaning of "cast your bread upon the waters." I can't wait to hear the creative twists on this! You don't have to be correct to win - Mr Random Number Generator will make that selection. Deadline: Thursday, January 10 at midnight.

Now, go get inspired by all the other clever bloggers for today. And make sure you check back tomorrow at Sew We Quilt for even more blogs to make a hop to.

Monday, January 7
Kwilty Pleasures  (Kathy G.)
DebbyKratovilQuilts (Debby K.) - this is me!
Sew Darn Quilt  (Carolyn R.)
Traveling Quilter  (Debbie A.)
Just Let Me Quilt (Carol S.)
Vroomans Quilts (Sharon V.)
Cate's Linens (Catherine R.)
Nini and the Sea  (Denise)

172 comments:

  1. Just lovely pieces. I know this as a biblical verse
    Ecclesiastes 11
    Bread Upon the Waters

    "Cast your bread upon the waters,
    for after many days you will find it again. Give portions to seven, yes to eight,for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land."

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  2. All three projects are very nice! Love the table runner :)

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  3. I knew this was a Bible Verse, but I had to search the Internet to figure out the verse reference. Sharon has it above. I have always thought of this as a challenge to take some risk in your life - and you will then be rewarded.

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  4. Hi Debbie
    Lovely 'word' projects. They are great letters. did you 'free form' them or use an accucutter?

    You words are from the Bible, but they could be applicable when trying to contain an oil spill maybe. Bread might be good at soaking up oil?? Just a thought.
    DEBRA

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  5. Am pretty sure it's from the bible but not sure where in the bible. But I am from Mid-Missouri! Love all your word projects, you have been busy, busy, busy!! Great patterns in all your projects, lots of fun! Belle's a cutie!

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  6. As stated before, this is a verse from the Bible which in essence means "Give and you shall receive". Thanks for sharing your words with us.

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  7. I know this is a verse from the bible. I can't remember exactly where. I'll be interested to hear when you explain what it means.

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  8. It's from Ecclesiastes, I'm pretty sure, and I'm guessing you made this to remind yourself to be charitable. What we give comes back to us. I remember thinking when I was a child that what came back would be very soggy bread! =)

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  9. a bible verse...cast your knowledge upon others.. or share your knowledge

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  10. I believe it means give and you will receive! Love all your wordy projects! Thank you for sharing and the fantastic giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  11. What great words. The saying is from Ecclesiastes 11:1 and it is a old Hebrew Idiom meaning to give to charity and it will be returned to you.

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  12. Love all your word projects. One if my favorites is the "woof" table runner.

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  13. This prize is exciting! I think "cast your bread upon the waters" is a bible reference; when you cast your bread upon the waters it comes back to you multiplied! I love your cake quilt - and the clever saying!

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  14. Love your quilts, especially the creative puppy one :) Before I saw the comments I thought it was a biblical saying and I think that is correct. I interpreted the saying to be if you cast your bread upon the water you will see it grow, bread could be anything love, food, generosity, etc. Thanks for making me think :)

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  15. These are all great - I love your props on the first pictures all colour coordinated!

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  16. Great word quilts and I really love the woof quilt. Very special!
    Have no idea what this verse means so I am curious to hear.

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  17. Thanks for sharing, lovely projects and a lovely task to think about this phrase. I went off to read the whole paragraph from the bible as I did not remember it. I think it talks about charity, that when you give and divide what you have between seven or eight then you will find that more is given to you when you need.

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  18. Words add so much interest to quilts and yours are very nice!

    The verse is from the Bible: Ecclesiastes 11:1. The meaning I was taught speaks to giving away good things you have where they are needed and good things will come to you in your hour of need. A variation of the "as you sow, so shall you reap".

    Great post!

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  19. Nice, Debby. My favorite is the Bread wallhanging.

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  20. Love the WOOF - I should make my dog something like that! Great first day on the hop :)

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  21. It is a Bible verse,maybe meaning to share our blessings

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  22. Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days....King James Bible. Yes, these are famous words. I like your words quilts.....really clever!

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  23. Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. From the Old Testament, book of Ecclesiastes (11). I think it's referring to our diligence.

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  24. Your words are sew lovely. And you have made the most adorable table runner with the barking words from the dogs. In Sweden the dogs bark vov, vov.
    Thanks for a great give away

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  25. I think it as something to do with sharing the essemce of who you are.

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  26. I had no idea, but now I know... :-) Like your quilts, thanks for sharing, and I love your give away. Regards from Skåne

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  27. These famous words are most certainly from the Bible...yet I feel they have yet another 'meaning for you ' as well...Casting bread upon the waters could also be: feeding ducks...a favorite pastime of my children when they were young. :)
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  28. Lovely words from you. Thanks for sharing today.

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  29. I recognize this as a Bible verse and to me it means helping others . Loved your projects , thanks for sharing !

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  30. This is a bible verse and I understand it as giving to others and you will be rewarded
    BTW we're a doggy family too - two black labradors!

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  31. It means to dare to be honest with your choice of words.

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  32. From the Bible - Ecclesiastes 11:1. I believe it means to share of yourself and your resources. Which quilters are pretty good at doing. Thanks.

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  33. It is from Ecclesiastes and I have seen a couple interpretations. One is similar to "don't put all your eggs in one basket" in regards to investing your assets. The other is more like "give and you shall receive". Both seem like useful advice.

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  34. I would say it's from the bible...

    Happy quilting,
    Cindy

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  36. Beautiful ideas and you certainly "cast your bread upon the waters". It is from the Bible and I think it means to share your kindness with others because you will need it to come back to you when you need it most. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  37. Edited my comment for errors..

    As soon as I saw your first quilt I thought about all of the trips I took to the park with my children to feed the ducks. They loved to do that every Friday when we went in to town for groceries. We would take our stale bread from the previous Friday shopping trip and feed the ducks. Of course, they always had me buy one extra loaf each week so we would for sure have that stale bread. lol

    But yes, it is a verse from the Bible. I have always interpreted it to mean to do good unto others... and then the rippling effect happens... You know, how you throw a pebble in the water and the water starts rippling outward. That is how our good deeds do... One person sees you do something good for someone and it inspires them to do the same for someone else.

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  38. lovely quilt and verse, well done.
    I love dog too, so I really like what your blogpost.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente
    see you on wednesday ☺

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  39. I have always loved your quilts - so nice to find you here in the blogosphere!

    The quote is from Ecclesiastes and is sort of like karma. Offer what you have and it will come back to you.

    Thanks for reminding me of this one. It goes quite well with my word of the year - which I'll show you on January 16!

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  40. Good morning Debby..great projects...love the Wolf lol you are sooo good

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  41. Love all of your word projects! Your Bible verse means "share the wealth" in my mind. Give it away, spread it around.... for we are all blessed and giving back is an obligation and a priviledge!

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  42. Lovely little quilts you've made. Thanks for the tip on the CD.

    Meaning? Simply -

    What goes around, comes around.


    Or ;-) If you've got leftover bread - feed the ducks.

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  43. Lovely quilts... as to the verse, Ecc 11:1, recommending that we be generous even in the difficult times

    Thanks for sharing about yourself via Words!

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  44. I always thought it meant that you should not just count on the land for take care of you but consider a career as a fisherman. After many days of hard work, you can make a living there, also. The point I took was find and make your own opportunities. Can you tell I was raised Unitarian?

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  45. Great projects! Your are an ace with words!

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  46. Very nice....I am guessing it means get your words out there.

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  47. I believe it means: ...to give to charity and it will be returned to you. Lovely fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! Ani in NC playdoll2(at)gmail.com

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  48. Love all your dogginess! Woof says it all. I have three elderly Labs.

    For me that phrase means to share the WORD.

    Cathy

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  49. I think it is a Biblical message reminding us not to hold onto material possessions for our own future, but to share what we have with others. Then, when you are in need, someone will share their holdings with you.

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  50. I recognized it as a verse from the bible - give and you shall receive is something we all should practice.
    Love that woof table runner.

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  51. "Let Go" This would be my best guess. Congratulations on your 1st blog hop. All you pieces are very nice

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  52. cast your bread for the birds? Feeding geese and ducks? I don't know :)

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  53. It's a Hebrew Idiom meaning to give to charity and it will be returned to you.
    I like your quilts.

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  54. For me, the phrase means to help others using your talent w/o expecting a return. Bread separates in water so a little goes a long way!

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  55. Cast your bread upon waters is a bible verse. Share what you have with others and you will receive back.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!!

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  57. I knwo it's a Bible verse, but I have trouble understanding it because I didn't study the Bible in English. I think it means that you should share evenly and with more than just one person.

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  58. A saying meaning to give to charity and your kindness will return to you.

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  59. A bible verse and all words are lovely and meaningful and love the dog fabrics - Judy C

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  60. Love the table runner.
    "Give and you will receive more than you give".

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  61. That is from my favorite book !

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  62. Beautiful projects, Debby! What a great job you did on them all!
    Ecclesiastes 11:1 - "Cast your bread upon the waters, and after many days it will return to you." (Basically it means to give generously and God will give back to you. "Bread" is what sustains us, so we need to give to the point of relying on God to give back to us what we need. A hard lesson in faith, obedience, and having a generous spirit!)

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  63. I know it's a Biblical verse (Ecclesiastes 11:1). I believe it means share with others (those less fortunate than you).

    Neat wallhanging!

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  64. Woof, woof! I love it! Very clever...Miles will certainly learn to spell that silly word!! Thank you for sharing.

    Nini~

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  65. Yep, it's a bible verse, Ecclesiastes 11:1. It means to share with others and we will get back more than we gave. Which most of us have learned it truer than true. But, then I don't think anyone ever accused God of lying. :) Love all your words, and the table runner for Miles. Gives me an idea for my grands who I'm not allowed to make quilts for any longer. :)

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  66. I know its Scripture, but I have no idea where to find it unless I did a search. =) I love the thought you put into your projects.

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  67. One of favorite sites to visit.... and you didnt let me down this time either. Cast your bread down in water and get rid of the Carbs... LOL. thanks

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  68. Rosemary B here:
    All of your creations are lovely. I love the first one, Bread Upon the Waters, the very best.
    I cannnnnNOT wait to start making cute fun things for my grand children. Bella is indeed beautiful. I love pets, dogs and cats are just like children to me.
    Thank you for sharing, Debby. You are always an inspiration to me

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  69. What a fun variety of words!!

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  70. I love that table runner and the fabric is something that would go perfect in my house of four dogs (only two are mine, the other two are my sons--there's lots of woofing going on here.) Very, very cute! Your bread quote has been given it's true meaning in the comments before, but I should probably "cast bread" more often and maybe I'd lose some weight. :O)

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  71. Share what you have with others. I love the cookie cutter concept. You do such beautiful work!

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  72. Love the dog fabrics- am owned by three rescue dachshunds who "he;p" in the sewing room!

    Cast the bread quote is from the Bible and I always thought that is meant to trust in God

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  73. I know this saying is from the Bible, meaning that if you are charitable, your generosity will be returned.

    Love your blog.

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  74. I know it is from the Bible. T me it means the bread is Jesus or my faith and I should cast Him out to those who are drowning and let them be soaked up in Him. I think that is how I was taught.

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  75. From the Bible, give what you have and you will have more returned to you. Trust in God, be charitable and he will take care of you. Love the projects and fabrics.

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  76. Thanks for sharing. I believe the saying is from the bible and it basically means to be good and kind to your fellow man, helping out wherever you see necessary.

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  77. Great inspiration just as the bible (where the cast your bread quote came from). Nice post! I'll be back to see more of your blog, I enjoyed the visit.

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  78. "Cast your bread upon the waters and you will find it" means to give to charity and it will be returned to you.

    Thank you for taking time to share your creativity with us fellow creators. And thank you for the generous giveaway. What cute ideas!

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  79. Beautiful projects and the dog fabrics are adorable!

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  80. It's from the bible. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Very cute. Is that a pointer? We lost ours a few years ago, but he was the BEST dog we have ever had.

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  82. I know it's from the bible and it's about sharing?

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  83. It's from the Bible, and it means "to give to charity, and it will be returned to you".

    Please enter me!

    I'm going to click follow now.....

    ~McKenna
    mckmuff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. What a great post. I am not entering your giveaway. I have won a couple lately and think others need to win.

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  85. It means that we are suppose to take a risks in our life. If we do we lwil be rewarded.

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  86. Cast Your Bread on the Waters.... share your given talents with ALL.

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  87. I LOVE your dog! Reminds me of our old German Shorthaired Pointer :)
    The table runner is awesome - love it :)
    Thank you for sharing today!
    And your quote is from the bible - I always took it to mean: give and ye shall receive!

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  88. I wasn't sure where it came from but my thought on this would be something like "don't put all your eggs in the same basket". Cast yourself in different directions!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  89. I googled the verse and the meaning is awesome!!!! Show Hospitality was one definition:)Thanks for enlightening me today:)
    I figured you throw the bread on the water and the ducks will come!!! Haha!!!!
    Love the patterns....

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  90. I also did a search and found it to be a bible verse. Love your projects and this is a fun hop so far. My first thought was "motivation"

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  91. comes from the bible . give and you shall recieve (sp?) Big dog lover all my life, love the dog fabric and the dog, of course, lol. thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  92. This is from the bible and it means if we help some one out less fortunate then the deed will be returned to you.

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  93. I love the "Woof" on the table runner.

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  94. Jesus is the living water.
    To cast is to throw a net or pole out and pull back in.
    If we cast out the love of Jesus to others, we can pull them into the love of Jesus, and maybe bring them to a saving relationship with Him.

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  95. Be generous and you will be rewarded. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. Cast your bread upon the waters invites--no, instructs--us to give without counting the cost or keeping track of what we are owed. In some versions there is a promise that is we do that, we will be rewarded far beyond what we have given.

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  97. Wonderfully inspirational post. I love all your projects, but the Bible verse is my favorite. It is a quote from Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 and to me this has always meant that we should, like fishermen, cast our nets and trust we will find what we need in life and that we should share what we have with others and what we give will come back to us when we need it. May your gift of your pattern CD come back to you tenfold. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  98. cast your bread upon the waters...
    ECCLESIASTES 11:1 My life application Bible says in the footnote... In these verses Solomon summarizes that life involves both risk and opportunity. Because life has no guarantees, we must be prepared. "Cast your bread upon the waters" means that life has opportunities and we must seize them, not merely play it safe. Solomon does not suppport a despairing attitude. Just because life is uncertain does not mean we should do nothing. We need a spirit of trust and adventure, facing life's risks and opportunities with God-directed enthusiasm and faith. Wow... I was so blessed by all of those words. Bless you my dear for sharing your wall hanging with those words! Looking at my day totally in a new light all because of 6 little words! Janita

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  99. This is so hard. But I think it can mean a lot of different things depending upon you rsituation. Personally I think it means to share all of yourself and all that you have in many different areas.Thank you for a chance at your lovely giveaway.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. When I think of "cast your bread upon the water", I think it means doing good things for people and using your God given talents in anyway possible.

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  101. I'd say "cast your bread upon the waters" means...cast your goodness out there and someone will be blessed! (in the bread and water case..the fish are blessed!)
    Cheri
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  102. What lovely words. I have enjoyed your post today. Cast your bread upon the water, means to share what you have and you will be blessed in return. It is from Ecclesiastes 11:1. Thanks for a wonderful give-away.

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  103. "cast your bread" could refer to spreading your wealth or wealth of knowledge. Thanks for sharing your word quilts with us.

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  104. Fun Words! the Quote from Ecclesiastes ( thanks sharon for looking it up for us) is beautiful- love the bread

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  105. As others have said, your quote is from Ecclesiastes 11:1. I think it means that what you give to the world (people) will come back to you. Like I used to tell my high school students, most people are a mirror and will give your attitude right back to you. "Pay it forward" and "Random acts of kindness" are saying the same thing! Thanks for making me think this morning!!! Your word projects are fabulous and inspire me to make a mat so my chihuahua won't get cold feet when she comes into the kitchen to eat!

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  106. As mentioned above your words are from Ecclesiastes 11. I believe that they mean to share what you have with others and it will return to you, I love what you did with the dog prints, your table runner is cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  107. Lovely word projects! My thinking is sharing your wealth or knowledge and the water could be into the deep. In other words, be generous.

    My two papillons voted for the Woof! LOL

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  108. It means give to others and your kindness will be returned. The woof table runner looks great!

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  109. Wow those are fabulous projects. Congrats on the new fabrics line. I am sure some puppy is strutting themselves over it all!!

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  110. very fun projects....I love the way you did the bread pieces. The cake one is so colorful---love it. And dogs, we can't wait to get out of an apartment and become dog people ourselves. :-) Good job

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  111. Adorable! I love them all. I just wish there was a MEOW to go with that WOOF!

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  112. Love all your word projects. I am thinking that the bible verse has the meaning of sharing your talents and gifts with others.

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  113. Love your projects! Your "woof" runner is so fun, love the fabric. Ok so we know your words are from the bible. I think it means, what goes around, comes around, so do good. hehe.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. What you give comes back a thousand fold. I love this.

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  115. Well the fish in our lake get feed with leftover bread cast from our dock... how's that?

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  116. Great projects. Love the WOOF!

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  117. Cast your bread upon the waters means BE GENEROUS to others and it is from the Bible.

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  118. I love your words, and LOVE the critter fabrics! :) The bread saying is from Ecclesiastes 11:1-2, and I believe it means (roughly paraphrased) that as you give, so you shall receive; if you give your 'bread' without expecting anything back, it will come back to you, that is, you will receive in return.

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  119. i think it means with god in your life and working for money you will prosper

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  120. I like your Word hop project.
    Your quotation of this proverb from Ecclesiastes 11:1 in The Bible has a traditional meaning: be charitable and give without expectation of return, and someday you may receive a reward. There is another interpretation. "Cast your bread upon the waters yet you may find it after many days" can refer to the uncertainty of life where even an unwise action could yield reward. Combined with the verses of this paragraph, another interpretation is that the future is uncertain and a person must be willing to take risks in order to achieve success. If a person waits until they are certain of success, then they will wait forever. I like the traditional interpretation as is easier for me to understand.

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  121. Wonderful runner for a child to learn from.

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  122. Cast your bread on the waters...
    If it floats it means good fortune, if it sinks there may be bad times ahead.

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  123. I'm pretty sure it's from the bible, just like everyone else, your grandson will love his little Woof and book.

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  124. I think it is in reference to a quote in the bible... but, my first thought was feeding ducks (hahaha), and then I thought more deeply and felt that what it means is to share and have it spread all over.

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  125. The WOOF table runner is so cute.

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  126. It reminds us to be charitable. Bible verse.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. I loved your word hop! I am sorry I don't know the answer. I read most of the comments and learned a lot. Thanks again for being part of the hop.

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  128. Other than the real meaning I would say that it means watch the fish feeding frenzy. The Woof! table runner is cute but I need one that says Meow!

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  129. Love the idea of words on a quilt. I believe the biblical verse refers to giving to others and it will come back to you.

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  130. It is from the Bible. It basically means give and you will be rewarded. Because I like to fish my version is Cast your bread upon the water and maybe the fish will bite.

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  131. Lovely thoughts and words, very cute table runner. I have never made a word quilt but maybe after this hop.

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  132. Woof Woof....love it. That fabric is very cute and your creativity with it...awesome!

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  133. What you give will always come back to you.

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  134. I also thought the verse was from the Bible.Count me in on your give away .... thanks sew much for sharing
    in stitches

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  135. I believe it is from the Bible. It has to do with Jesus feeding the multitudes with a few fish and loaves of bread. As he cast out the bread and fish, more came back so there was enough for everyone.

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  136. I love your projects. I'm in agreement with some of the others that the verse you mention means to help others so that you will be helped in return when you need it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  137. Oh, Belle looks so cute. I have a cat that is almost 12 too.

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  138. Cast your bread upon the waters.... and you'll make friends with a lot of ducks!

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  139. I know this is not based on the biblical interpretation but how about "_and feed the ducks!"

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  140. Could it be a Bible verse? No? Is it a song lyric from a hymn? No? Perhaps it means to feed the fish. LOL
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  141. Well, I did know it came from the Bible. It's found in Ecclesiastes 11:1. Meaning - that's another story...I always thought it meant: take your chances and you'll be rewarded.

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  142. I love dogs. And I love your site. I know I will be back again and again.

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  143. Cast your bread upon the water.....Do as God directs and you will be forever in his arms of love. Keep your faith and don't despair, there is plenty for all, you many only see some but it will stretch to meet all needs, God is good.

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  144. It's all about sharing, you will find happiness. Love your work and ideas! The dog fabric is great, I have two jack russell's???

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  145. Cast Your Bread upon the waters is from the Bible, meaning to share what you have because what you give will come back to you ten fold. I love the dog and cat fabrics. Love the Blog Hop.

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  146. Hi!!! Too cute!!! Love the puppy runner!!! Thank You!!!

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  147. The quote is from the Bible (Ecclesiastes 11:1) and means if you give charitably (to others), you will receive many times more unto yourself. Thanks for sharing your great words. (our 2 year old Doberman Pinscher is just starting to read too,,but he does know his colours--as in which colour of treat he likes best!) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. Great projects...great words Debby. I would say it means, 'give or share and you will be rewarded or you will receive. Thanks for sharing, happy stitching, Pauline

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  149. Wonderful ! Love them all.
    Terrific Bible verse to pay it forward.

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  150. Debby I'm not a dog owner but I do have granddogs and I'm sure they would love the Woof piece! So many cute things - the Bible verse especially. :) blessings, marlene

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  151. Well done on your project for the blog hop!

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  152. I have herd that quote many times in my life and knew it was a biblical refrence but had never loked it up before to learn it's tryue meaning -- Ecclesiastes 11:1. I am taking part in a bible quilt of the week project and now I will be looking forward to the block that associates with this book to see how it is interpreted by them.

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  153. What lovely projects you've made! I love the cake wall hanging!

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  154. As soon as I saw your words, I thought they might have come from the Bible, but had to check the concordance just to make sure. Thank you for these words. My interpretation of this would be that you take the gifts you've been given and spread them around so that others can learn from them or enjoy them.

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  155. Great shares, but I especially love the "woof" runner...too clever!!!

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  156. I would say from the bible.I have a Google Account so i assume my email addy shows.

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  157. Dear Unknown. Your email address does NOT show up. I'm sorry. I'm not sure why, but I have no way to contact you should your comment be the winner!

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  158. What a lovely give away.

    The verse is one I first heard in Sunday School about 55 years ago.I remember we made a collage using pictures cut from magazines and labels from packets of bread, flour etc.

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  159. Okay, I am going to take a stab at this. At first thought throwing bread on water sounds soggy but that is that nasty bread you buy in todays' market but if you get one that has grains maybe then the grains swell and sprout along the shores thus giving back to you...you can never out-give God. Or maybe it is the feeding of fish and thus giving back fat, healthy fish. Thanks for making me think. I enjoyed your post.

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  160. What fun quilts Debby!!!

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  161. I think it may mean to distribute to the needy, because someday you may be needy yourself.

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  162. Other than the Biblical refrence, I like to think, Feeding the ducks :)

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  163. "Cast your bread upon the waters" is from the Bible verse: Ecclesiastes 11:1.
    That is, be liberal to the poor, and though it seems to be as a thing ventured on the sea, yet it will bring you profit.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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