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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom!




                                                      



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! 









Have fun everyone!
















27 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Oh wow! Brilliant idea and so beautiful ♥

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such cheerful projects; love the flag!

Dorian said...

Great projects Shirley, your flag is so cute.

Carla said...

What a beautiful welcome to the garden. I love that flag! Thank you for joining Where Flowers Bloom. Your post is so full of passion and gorgeous flowers. Lots of great inspiration here!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Very nice projects. I don't have an embroidery machine, but do admire what others create with theirs.

Martina said...

Lovely projects with sweet flowers. The welcome is so cute!

Suze said...

You do beautiful work. It was just on the news here in Tulsa that the Pioneer Woman is ready to open a pizza shop in Pawhuska. I've never been there and I understand that there is not much there except her mercantile and the normal little things in a tiny town. The news also did a story on a swinging bridge that is just down the walk from her shop. I gather people are lined up down the walk each morning when her store opens. I think it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive from here to there. That's just too far for me to drive by myself right now. My best friend gets car sick even around town unless she is driving, so we don't take a long trip at all. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects and I hope things settle down for you.

Danette said...

Your projects are so cheery! I love your yard sign.

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty! The burlap makes a great background for this design. Thanks for the idea and for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Calicojoan said...

I absolutely love the flag. What a great way to bring a little summer into the yard!

Marian said...

What a lovely project for summer time fun and the outdoors. I had a hard time figuring out how to comment on this post, but finally found it... Lovely little project you did there. Linnie does have some nice designs, and that alpha of Lolli is so very cute...

Carol S. said...

Your flag turned out so beautiful and the zip bags are awesome. Great flower projects...thanks for sharing!

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful flag! The button centers give it even more definition. I never would have thought to make a flag out of burlap, but it works beautifully. Your other projects are great as well. The zipped bags are really cute.

Anna brown said...

Very very nice .great colors and I so loved the sign idea... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Carla said...

Shirley, I saw your comment on my blog and know I commented here early this morning. Check you settings. I bet there are tons of comments because that flag is adorable!

tink's mom said...

What wonderful use of your embroidery skills. The flag is truly "Welcoming". Great use of the placemats, I need to look into that idea.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Luv the placemat idea for pouches. But the again, her placemats would be great on my table. 😳

Tu-Na Quilts said...

You've done a lot with flowers lately! All very nice projects!

LJ said...

I love flowers, too. Lots of cute flowery projects. Hope life gets a bit less hectic for you.

Carol said...

Love your banner and placemat bags! Thanks for sharing your pretty posies!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Love everything, you sure do have a knack for turning out cute things.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your burlap flag looks so welcoming and springy!! I love using embroidery in my projects as well! The bags are nice too! Congratulations on being a survivor!

Susan said...

That little floral flag is so cute!!!

Susan said...

My favorite thing was the flag, though everything looks great. I could see myself making the flag, though!

Sherry said...

Great projects! I love your zipper bags made with placemats. It is good to visit your blog again.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh, love your projects, what great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

ShirleyC said...

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