Sunday, March 30, 2014

Flags on a Stick Blog Hop


I love flags...when the wind blows, they have a life of their own. They represent things, they have stories to tell, they command attention. Heck, it sounds a lot like us quilters, now doesn't it!  ;-)  My guess is, Madame Samm must have thought the same thing. She and Thearica have once again brought us together to show just who we really are!  Thank you ladies for all you do!

By now, its no surprise to any of you that I like moose.  No, better change that to I LOVE moose! So for my flag, of course you knew there would be a moose on it...


                                       and right you are!

There us just something about this moose that just screamed...I gotta be your flag!  Be it the patchwork ears, or the half crazed look on his face. (like, from a quilting all-nighter)  This could possibly be the best avatar of me yet! :-)  I know you can "all"see the resemblance!
This guy is a Whippersnapper rubber stamp design. I just go crazy when I page thru the stamps that they have. Each and ever one is just so perfect for quilts!

Now about that background fabric...it's some of my hand dye fabric. I just knew that eventually some project would just scream for it!  :-) I don't usually strive for pieces like this. When I get them, I am just not sure what to do with them, so they tend to sit on a shelf for awhile. I'm so glad that "crazy" quilting fairy finally whispered in my ear!   LOL!

My flag is on a stick, but headed for the stairwell going down to my sewing room. Hanging to welcome all... We had our house sided last year and the new rule here is NO MORE HOLES. Nothing, I ask??? No flags, no Christmas lights, no quilt blocks...I must admit, throwing a grade school tantrum, yelling that's not fair ran thru my mind!  But really now, I am an adult... ok, the jury is still out on that one!  ;-)  The garden would be the next option, but there is no shade, and flags fade out in record speed, with our mile high altitude. So, safe and sound in my sewing room is the next best option. I will just admire all your flags waiving free in your yards and dream!

That being said, I screamed with delight when I saw the flag that Fishkopp posted about cleaning her house, the very first day of the hop. I just have to have make that flag. Now, if I can't put a hole in anything, I wonder how he would feel about sticky Velcro attached to the siding??????   I am definitely going to think on that one.   LOL!!
     

Did I hear give a way time?   Yes indeed, I did.
How about a yard of my snow dye fabric...many of us have had so much snow this year. At least I found a way to make good use of that blasted white stuff!  :-) Collectively we could have dyed enough fabric to cover the earth I am sure!  :-)

Just leave me a comment telling me what visions you have for using it.
I want to know what your "crazy" quilting fairy might whisper in your ear!
                               I'll pick a winner April 3rd, the last day of the hop.

   Now, I stumbled on this greeting card a few weeks ago. It was just so perfect...
                                            Oh that Hallmark...
                    Only when you need to send the very best!  

                                                            :-)

                   On that note...Here is a list of my fellow bloggers today.
                            I'm off to see what's waiving at their place!


                    March 31st

                                           Grandmama's Stories

                                         More Stars in Comanche

                                      MooseStashQuilting  (your here)

                                              Pampered Pettit

                                                   ShirleyC

                                           Farm Gate Creations

68 comments:

  1. I knew yours would be fabulous! It's not quite March 31st here yet, so you will see mine later on. This is so adorable!

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  2. Your crazy eyed moose is just perfect and I do love the patchwork on his ears. Snow dyed fabric how fab is that..we don't get snow here...that would make an awesome background for a project I have in mind.

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  3. Your moose is so very cute! I would love some of your snow dyed fabric to use in a wall hanging. That piece reminds me of rocks and cliffs.

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  4. A fabulous moose; love the look in his face! Your fabric would look great for bacground in a wall hanging, wish I had that one for my peacock!

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  5. That is one crazy Moose and will look great inside! Your projects are always sew much fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Your patchwork eared moose is sew much fun! Great addition to the hop!

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  7. Just fabulous and do love those patchwork ears!!

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  8. He sure is a handsome chap. And a perfect welcome to your sewing room.
    Love seeing all the hand dyed fabrics cropping up in your projects.
    And if you ever do throw a tantrum I want to be there to see it!!!

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  9. Your Moose looks a bit like me in the mornings....hehehehehe
    If I won the fabric I'd use it as part of the sky and mountain scene with an eagle soaring.

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  10. Love the greeting card...snortin' long and loud on that one. Now your flag is just adorable (can a moose be adorable?). Love how he is standing, just missing ballet shoes and a frilly pink tutu! We have vinyl as well so nothing hanging there either. That's why I was so happy to find the window flag hangers. Bring on the sun and let them fade...gives me a good excuse to make new ones LOL

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  11. I love that crazy-eyed moose, and your flag is fantastic!

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  12. I have of course expected a moose flag and oh it is so funny. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop-

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  13. Your flag is priceless! You are so good at bringing Mr. Moose to the forefront. Well done!

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  14. Ahhh, your projects always make me smile, and this flag is no exception!!! The perfect fabric for this moose, smile!

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  15. Love your moose flag, so adorable!

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  16. loved that moose! adorable! I might use a yd like that as a background for some funky applique....

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  17. Oh your moose is adorable!! They always are......I see this fabric as a stormy sky in a landscape piece.

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  18. there is one thing I can be sure of when I pop in here....a smile and you don't disappoint....I am smiling because never in my life on this planet have I met someone who loves moose as much as you....and I am Canadian....I didn't get it till now....
    I am loving any MOUSSE you create....and look at those prairie points...totally admirable...

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  19. I'm thinking your home moost be sew cute with adorable mooses like him scattered here and there. Your humor has brighten my day once again!

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  20. Awww I love your moose! Man I was gonna try to snow dye this year and do ya think I remembered.... NO! LOL I think that looks like a sunrise/sunset! Oh .... let the creative juices roll!

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  21. You always make me smile, but today you have me so tickled. Your flag is so cute and will look lovely hanging inside making you smile every time you head to the sewing room. I pulled out my snow dyed fabric, also, and will show you tomorrow. Your extra touch of prairie points takes your flag over the top. Thanks for sharing that card, it's a hoot.

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  22. I love snow dyed fabic! It is so unique. I would use it in a stained glass applique wall hanging. Thanks!

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  23. Love the moose. That's beautiful fabric. I think it would be great made into a bag. thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  24. I love your moose!!!! He really looks great with that background. I guess the quilt fairy knew what she was doing. Snow dying has always fascinated me - maybe because we don't have snow, but I think that would make a nice background for an applique project.

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  25. You did it! I could not wait for you to post. I knew you would do something neat with your Moise. You sure did. He is gorgeous, I love him! And that card...too funny. (And sorry to say so true). Thanks for the smiles this morning.

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  26. What a great moose, as always! And yes your background snow dye looks great, but I just love the quilting you did! My quilting skills are still lacking... I think I would use the fabric in a flag for my bunco group. sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  27. You definitely made me laugh this morning with that card about the arms making the flag waving sound...so funny! Your moose is just adorable and no matter where he waves he's a sure hit. Great job!

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  28. Moose-tastic. Maybe Mr. Moose the Siding Purist will let you use one of those COMMAND HOOKS
    (http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/command-hooks) I am not recommending Walmart specificall, but they had several pictures of those hooks, even some that looked like brushed aluminum and somewhat more stylish than recycled white plastic. I hope you get your wish to display your flag, it so funny and cute!

    Oh, and If I won the fabric, I would use it as a basis for my guild badge. I lost my other one somewhere...probably in a bag of fabric!

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  29. I love your moose! And, as for the snow dye, I'd add it to a quilt of irises that I have in progress. It would fit rife in! Pbstrand@msn.com

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  30. Moose on the loose...we get them in our back yard and the neighbours go nuts when I start calling them...the moose I mean lol. Love your flag..it should be a pattern to buy

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  31. Your moose looks great Joan and on that hand dyed fabric with the quilted swirls, it's beautiful!

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  32. That card is way toooo appropriate as I was just noticing the sag on my arms this morning!! Yikes! Love your Moose flag. After first noticing Moose, I then took note of your background. Hurrah for you to make the snow work for you!! Pssst...Did you know they make clips that stick up between vinyl siding - in case vinyl what you have on yours?

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  33. I just knew there would be a beautiful moosie flag waving here. You always bring a smile. Thanks! ... :) Pat

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  34. Your moose is fantastic! I love the background fabric too. The giveaway piece is lovely too. Not sure what I'll use it for if I win, though it looks like it needs something appliqued on it so it can shine as a full piece. Hmmm...I'd love to win and have the chance to mull it over some more! Thanks for the chance.

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  35. Love your moose….he's perfect on your beautiful hand-dyed fabric!!! That card was too funny ;) I'd have to make some pillows with that pretty fabric. Thanks for sharing and for your sweet giveaway!

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  36. I love your moose -and the background is fabulous too!
    We haven't had any snow this winter in my part of the world! (England) but your fabric would make a great background for my 'Spring 'journal quit!

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  37. Love, love, love his face. :) blessings, marlene

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  38. You always entertain and inspire me all at the same time. The women in the car is priceless and Whippersnapper is ..well..so YOU!! You're a shoe in for Top Honors!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  39. You're a hoot! I just cracked up with laughter when I read your post. You didn't disappoint with the moose! It's sew you! And the Hallmark card is the very best. My aunt Doris retired from Hallmark cards after 40 years and so of course, I know no other, but they really are the very best! (wink wink)

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  40. Love the flag and the card so appropriate!!!!! Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. If I am lucky to win I would make a fabric basket for my sewing room. Susie x

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  41. Such a cute moose and we (Flags On A Stick) just think it is a darling welcome flag! It will surely brighten up the passerby's day:)

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  42. Your Moose flag is Mooseavelous Dahling. With your hand-dyed fabric as the backdrop it really adds to the whimsy of Mr. Moose. I also like how you utilized the snow to dye fabrics. Looks perfect for a fabric tray...my newest obsession. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  43. Super cute. The background is great. Well done!

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  44. Your moose flag is absolutely adorable. You did a fabulous job. I always look forward to your posts because they are always so entertaining and so very funny. That card is hilarious!

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  45. So you are bring the moose in the house. Maybe that's why his eyes are crossed. So very cute.

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  46. After a long hard Monday at work,this was just what I needed! Thanks for putting the smile back on my face :) Love your moose flag it is too cute!

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  47. Love, Love your moose.....hope you are planning a pattern to share???
    I am in the process of making my guild challenge quilt, with the theme of " I'm a basket case".......thinking your handdyed would take it over the top! :)

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  48. Your moose is adorable!! I think inside the house is fine for your flag. And that beautiful snow dyed fabric! It reminds me of dandelion fluff over a purple background.

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  49. The patchwork on this moose makes me smile and I love the colourful background fabric! If I won your giveaway, that lovely fabric may just become the background for my Fairy Quilt Godmother wall hanging.

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  50. You made me laugh! That whippersnapper is so dang cute and your hand dyed fabric really sets it off!

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  51. What an absolutely delightful post (and a delightful moose!). Thanks for the fun. Your snow dyed fabric is gorgeous. I would cut part of it up for pieces of applique irises. I would save the rest as background for a wall hanging and wait for the quilt fairy to whisper to me about what should go on it. I'm envisioning some kind of dramatic landscape. Thanks again!

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  52. What can I say but I love the Moose and your fabric just makes it. Love your story about not being able to hang it! What about those 3M hangers that come off the wall without leaving any residue.lol

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  53. love him ....he's just right for .... for your welcome sign don't want to get hubby upset. I can see some applique with that fabric.... posies , butterflies dragonflies ..hmmmm
    in stitches

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  54. Love your moose! Your snow dyed fabric reminds me of a nebula...just needs some quilting with metallic threads - fabulous!

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  55. Great, great flag! Love the dyed fabrics! I see some cutting up into squares but then reconstructing it with black sashing for a fin baby quilt...

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  56. That moose really has an attitude. Seems like he's saying that you are welcome if your heart is in quilting. None of you scoffers need to try to enter. I love it!

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  57. Love your moose and would hang him in the front window of my craft room. We have a small covered front porch so it wouldn't get to sun faded. I've always admired the flags people make but not motivated myself to make one. My own flag would have a lacy, crafting fairy on it!

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  58. Wonderful moose... :-)
    Just loved it.
    If I would be the lucky one, I would use it for a smal quilt for my mam, a tabletopper.

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  59. Hahahaha, Joan you hit the spot today with that card! Boy did I need a good laugh!! I love your moose flag! I can never remember that stamp sight so I'm so glad you posted the name. You'd think with a name like that I'd remember! Great job as usual!!

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  60. Love the moose and your circle quilting is marvelous. Someday I hope to machine quilt like you. Your going to be my inspiration.

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  61. I love the moose. Guess I should say I love all you moose designs. I would probably do some dragonflies on the fabric. I still haven't tried snow dying, and all of our snow is gone, hopefully. Thanks for all the ideas. Love reading your blog.

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  62. Hahaha.. LOVE the moose!! The circle quilting looks amazing on that fabric!

    -Soma

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  63. Love that card!! They make some special hook thingies (pardon my technical speech) for vinyl siding, so you can hang wreaths, etc. I think the fabric would make some great pansies for applique.

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