Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Home and Heart - Flags on a Stick Blog Hop

 
 
With the arrival of spring, it's time to get outside and make our outdoor space ready for
warm entertaining.
 
(The calendar says spring is here.... )
The weather thinks otherwise.

 
 

Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt created a blog hop called "Flags on a Stick" where everyone is to design their very own garden flag.

 I signed up to make a flag
and
hubby jumped on board to make a couple of garden flag poles for me.
:^)
 
A great big thank you to Thearica over at Pig Tales and Quilts for organizing the blogs participating in this hop.
She has done a great job!

Home


Welcome to Duck Creek


 I made this flag to welcome guests to our home.
It represents our home with the cowboys (Dodge City)
and
the ducks (Duck Creek surrounds our home).
 
 

The background fabric is a piece I snow dyed that looks just like a Dodge City sunrise.
Black Kona fabric for the silhouettes.
I wrote the word welcome in chalk at the bottom and then covered the chalk lines with jute twine.
The twine was couched with zig zag in a matching thread.
I put a little fabric glue on the ends of the twine to keep it from fraying.


 
The cowboy sihloutte is my husband's pattern
that he cuts from metal.
There were some very narrow cuts for fabric, but I love the result.
I will have this pattern available soon.

Heart


My daughter is going to be married in October this year.
As the mother of the bride, I'm very happy for her.
I'm also a little sad.
(Is that normal?)
I suppose it is kind of like "empty nest syndrom" in a different kind of way.
 
 
I used this dress as part of the fabric for my next garden flag.
Don't worry, the dress had a few stains and wouldn't have been useable in any other way.
I'm not usually a saver of things, but I have a few special things from when my kids were little.
This is a surprise for her.
 
Wedding garden quilt.   "I Do"
 
We can wave this flag to greet guests at her wedding.
 
 
Then later, it will make a sweet wall hanging for her home.
 
 

 The bride's dress is fabric from my daughter's little dress. 
I used the lining and the lace overlay.
The wedding colors are to be purple and lime green.
Hubby, once again, made the flag holder
and I designed the pattern for the flag.

That is my home and heart.

Be sure and check out the other waving flags of the day.
There will be some beauties with this bunch, I assure you.

April 1st

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Quilt Doodle Designs

Buzzing and Bumbling

Why Knot Kwilt?

Creatin' in the Sticks ME!


 
Thank you to the sponsors of the hop,
and

And
thank YOU for visiting
Creatin' in the Sticks.


 
 


61 comments:

Kristen King said...

What wonderfully creative flags (and sticks too!!!) :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How wonderful to have a metal smith - the cowboys just melt me. And what a sweet wedding flag.

Amy said...

Your flags are just beautiful. Your hubby once again did a beautiful job with the metal. Can't wait what other creations you create for the up-coming wedding.

Wendy said...

Precious, Carla, absolutely precious!! Your designs are wonderful ... but the meaningful creations are priceless ... Thank you for sharing!!

Judy B said...

Fantastic flags! Your daughter will cherish hers. Your hubby is very creative. Thank you for sharing.

Createology said...

Oh My Goodness I am in awe of your quilts. First the Welcome is beautiful! It truly speaks of your home area. The snow dyed fabric is perfect. How clever and fun to create a Bride and Groom flag for your daughter's wedding. Brilliant! Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

Anita said...

Both flags are beautiful!

Theresa said...

Both your flags are wonderful but I have to tell ya, I really love your DuckCreek flag (the flag holder too). It's just fabulous!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Not only are your flags beautiful but your hubby made amazing holders for them…thanks to both of you for sharing :)

Fishkopp said...

Congrats to your daughter, lovely flag!
And the shadow picture is very artistic too.

Mdm Samm said...

ohhhhh wow...both are spectacular...and thanks to your hubby for wonderful posts..wowwwwwwwww.
the jute what a fine touch....and the hearts inverted for bride and groom...soooo imaginative ....yes I DO believe these are adorable...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow! Both flags are creative and beautiful, and so meaningful for you. You've got a great hubby to make those wonderful flag poles for you too!

Britt-Inger said...

Your flags are both so wonderful and you are a very creative lady. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Lovely flags!! The holders are perfect, too :) my mom made banners/flags for the church for our wedding... your daughter will surely treasure the one you made her!

Thearica said...

Your welcome flag is fantastic and I adore the I Do flag! Your daughter is surely gonna cry!

Tell your hubby "great job" on the flag poles!

Jeanie said...

Wonderful, absolutely unique flags! I love the thoughts behind each one and the sentimental fabric in the bridal flag. Just amazing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous work Carla!! You and hubby are very talented. I love both pieces so much!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness I'm blown away by these flags. I love, love, love the cowboys but the bride and groom....what a treasure that one is. Your daughter is going to adore it! blessings, marlene

Cindy said...

Beautiful flags, you did an awesome job. Love them both, really fond of the cowboy flag. Thank you for sharing today.

Scrapatches said...

Carla ... these are amazing! I love the Welcome sign. The lettering is a great idea! I am going to remember this one and try this out sometime. Thanks for the inspiration. Your are sew creative.
The wedding flag is a wonderful idea! Wish I had thought of that for my daughter's wedding last year. Yes ... as happy are you are ... there is some nostalgia, too ... reminiscing on missing your baby girl. The moment when you see her on her wedding day ... your baby girl all grown up and a beautiful bride! ... well it just takes your breath away! All God's Blessings to the Happy Couple ... <3 Pat

MooseStashQuilting said...

Incredible flags... both of them. What a great way to add to your hubby's ironwork design. And that wedding flag, will be so special and such a keepsake for many years to come.

ga447 said...

Love those cowboys. Great flags and your flag for the wedding is done - super.

Annette Schultz said...

Both flags stand out for their own special looks. Love them both Awesome job! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today.
in stitches

Carol said...

They are both amazing...just like you! I love that silhouette of cowboys and all the details you included. The "I Do" is a great idea for a wedding gift and greeting for guests. Thanks for sharing them!

sue said...

I don't know you or your daughter, but using her old dress to make something new and so special, just made me cry! That' just beautiful, and something she will treasure FOREVER! You are a great Mom! She's going to LOVE this!

Linda said...

Oh, Carla! Both of your flags are beautiful! Your daughter will love her very special flag,too!

Vickie said...

Oh Carla, I'm just so impressed with both of your flags...your daughter will treasure her wedding flag and I love, love love your Duck Creek flag ! Your husband does wonderful metal work ! I laughed, snow dying won't be happening here in my part of Texas....I might get to do that every 2 or 3 years ! Wonderful job sweet lady !

patchouli moon studio said...

Carla those are fantastic flags!!! What a creative and clever hubby you have too making you the poles.

Susie Q said...

Hi Carla What lovely flags. I do hope you all have a lovely wedding and what a great way to remember the day with the flag/wall hanging. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Needled Mom said...

Those are just wonderful! Very creative and well done.

Doris Rice said...

I just love the personalized flags I've been seeing and yours is super fabulous too. Great job on both of them. The bride and groom are just adorable though! And yes it's ok to feel sad. It is bittersweet for sure!

JanesQuilting said...

I like your silhouette...the sky and colors are perfect. On that note.......Congratulations on your daughters wedding. Our son is getting married this summer and yes I feel the same way. We are very close. But he found a wonderful girl that loves him. Guess we just have to step back. My husband says he is waiting for some grandkids now. Your wedding flag is adorable. I may need to steel your ides. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

You are very lucky to have such a creative partner, and your collaboration on these flags proves that 2 plus 2 can be a lot more than 4. Both impressive, and I'm really struck by the contrast in styles. You are very flexible, which is a great talent.

Leanne Parsons said...

What a sweet flag for your daughter, and how special to have used one of her dresses. The cowboy one is beautiful. I haven't tried snow dyeing, but we sure had enough snow for it this year.

Quilt n Queen said...

Carla...both flags are awesome!! Thank you sEw much for sharing your creativity...great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Purl Buttons said...

Well Carla, you just made me tear up. That is the sweetest thing ever--the I DO flag which uses some of one of her dresses. Your other flag is a show-stopper, too. What a great way to use your snow dye fabric. You husband is getting in the act whether he wants to or not!

Rhonda said...

Since I live on a farm, I love your "Welcome" flag a lot. And what a precious Wedding flag. Great job on both!!

Rhonda said...

Since I live on a farm, I love your "Welcome" flag a lot. And what a precious Wedding flag. Great job on both!!

Shelley said...

Hokey smokes, you have talent girl! Great flags.

Kids and Sewing said...

I love them both.I love the rope on welcome. Good luck with the up coming wedding. Your daughter will be proud to have the flag fly on her special day. Great job.

MoeWest said...

I think your flags and flag holders look wonderful! Competition was tough today. Using jute for the 'welcome' is a great idea. Your daughter's 'I Do' flag is a keepsake she will be able to use on every anniversary.

Vicki H said...

You out did yourself again. LOVE the wedding flag.

Melody said...

Both flags are wonderful

CeLynn said...

Your hubby sure makes a mean flag pole,they are both wonderful! Both of your flags are beautiful,and the one for your daughter is sure to be cherished.
Yes,it is normal to be a little sad when your daughter gets married,at least I was.

maggie said...

Dear Carla,
Your flags are just wonderful. Your daughter will love the one made from her dress. I can certainly see your love in the making of it. And wow, your husband also so creative. Very impressive, both.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Carla, WOW, WOW, WOW! Sew beautiful! The background fabric is amazing, truly! It just all goes together so elegantly.

madebymeinred said...

The background fabric on the first flag is outstanding and really shows off the silhouettes. Lots off depth. The second flag made me run foe a tissue. You will too when she sees it.

LJ said...

You made 2 fabulous flags and so personal, too. Love the cowboys and your hand-dyed fabric is wonderful and perfect for this application. Your daughter will be so proud of her flag/wall hanging. Using the fabric from her dress is exquisite!

sandra said...

Both of your flags are so precious and will mean so much.
It is certainly hard to have a daughter moving on to a new part of life but you will get use to it and add one more child to love. The best part is grandchildren, do you have any yet. Blessings Sandra

Soma Acharya said...

Two of you make the perfect team! Each flag is perfect for its respective occasion. Best wishes to your daughter!

Soma

Judy said...

Hey cowgirl, this is the perfect flag !!! I love it, snow dyeing is great, I have been trying it last year with some great results and for this flag, it is just the best!
You made my day!

Sheila said...

Your flags are amazing , I love the welcome flag , just incredible and the wedding flag will be such a welcome to your daughters wedding , wonderful idea ! Thanks for sharing your creativity , you are gifted .

Susan said...

I really like the flags and flag holders. You and your hubby both done real good. :-)

Robin said...

I love both your flags but that wedding one is really special!! Great job!

Brandy Pettit said...

Aw, what a fun couple of flags. I like the silhouette look, there's always that aura of mystique about it. And your daughter will love that wedding flag! You're so creative, it's great to see and share with you :)
~Brandy

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh my...two very talented people in your family...your flags are just perfect, and such a gorgeous way to use your daughters dress.

ShirleyC said...

You made two beautiful flags, and isn't it neat how a little flag can add something so special to a family event.
Sorry, I've been trying to post from my laptop, and it just wouldn't let me. Glad I have one computer that works right.

Suze said...

I thought I'd seen the best of the best with your first flag and then I saw your second one and then I was in a quandary as to which I like better. I'm so glad I don't have to choose. Not only are you talented but also your husband. You make a great team. Yes, I think it's normal to be happy and sad at this time. My son is moving Saturday to go live with his son and his son's mom (they were never married). He'll be over 2.5 hours away and my daughter is over 12 hours away by car. All of a sudden, I realized - I'm going to be alone. My son didn't live with me - he lives across town. Yet I could call him I really need something. Then I realized when I moved here 40 years ago, I knew no one and I was 1,000 miles away from family. I will be fine. The emotions are there - happy for him and his family and sad that he's so far away. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations. They are amazing.

patchworkbreeze said...

Your flags are amazing and the fact that your hubby made the poles to fly them on is wonderful.

Connie said...

Beautiful flags and the men on horseback is awesome!!

Renee said...

Wow! Both of your flags are fabulous. What a sweet gift for your daughter's wedding. Your hubby's flagpoles are fantastic too.