Welcome! Today is my day to show off my project for the Creatin' In The Sticks blog hop "Where Flowers Bloom"! Many thanks to Carla for organizing all of the blog hops. I'm glad I was able to participate in this one.
Flowers certainly rank high on my list of favorite things! We have a pretty good variety of flowers that start appearing in spring starting with the azaleas, bridal wreath, and then the yellow day lilies. The day lilies are dwindling down. I sure love their bright yellow blooms.
We didn't get many potted plants done this spring due to a lot of reasons. My previous posts explain how hectic things have been for us, but it's getting better.
I debated on what to make, and I was about to cut out a pillow when I saw this blank flag sticking out of a shelf in my sewing room. Then my feeble brain remembered why I had bought it! So I went through my files looking for the perfect flowers to stitch on the flag. It's called Swirl Applique Flowers from Lynnie Pinnie Embroidery Designs! I love how it stitched - just perfect!
Instead of adding fabric to the center, I decided to glue on a cute button. The burlap flag was really cheap at the vinyl store - $5.00, and it has a backing that makes it sturdy. I've used these before, and they hold up pretty good outside.
The alphabet I used is called "Fallen" from Applique Corner. I was pleased as it also stitched so well on this flag. I will be using it for lots of stuff including burp cloths. I always use Heat n Bond Lite on the back of the fabric for appliques. It keeps them sturdy and unwrinkled.
Now to share a few other things I've made with flowers in the past few weeks.
My daughter-in-law, Tonya, asked me to embroider a shirt for her with "Lolli" on it because that is what she wants her granddaughter, Ellie, to call her. (Ellie is our great-granddaughter that I sew for, and I have previously posted some of things I've done for her.)
I love this whimsical fabric I had in my stash, and Tonya loved it too!
I've also gotten into making the zip bags using The Pioneer Woman placemats from Walmart. These can be so addicting, and they make such nice gifts. I made one for myself, and two for some good friends. I have more to make when things settle down.
The placemats have some pretty flowers on them, and there are videos of at least 3 different styles you can make. Just Google Pioneer Woman Placemats, and you will find them, or search on Pinterest.
This beach towel was for my granddaughter, Shelby. The alphabet is the Daisy Swirl alphabet from The Itch 2 Stitch. Shelby loved it, and I love the daisies!
You can tell I love to sew, and I'd have a lot more to show if things had been a little calmer the last few weeks.
I hope you will visit the other blogs too!
These are the other blogs participating in the blog hop!
In The Boon Docks
Seams To Be Sew
Lily Patch Quilts
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Why Knot Kwilt
Just Let Me Quilt
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Patchouli Moon Studio
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Ms P Designs USA
Melva Love Scraps
Den syende himmel
Blessings From Our Nest
Just Because Quilts
Quarter Inch Crafter
Creatin' in the Sticks
Have fun everyone!