Montag, 24. März 2014

Flags on a stick - bloghop - Welcome - first day

Welcome to the first day of the

flags on a stick bloghop


For me it has been quite a long time since I participated last in a blog hop. I am happy to be back again!
First of all, a very warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to Thearica from Pigtales and Quilts who does so an awesome job keeping us all in line and update us with all the important information.
These blog hops wouldn't be possible without Cheerleaders like you, who, I am very sure about, sweat quite a bit until it is over ;-)

So, what did I do?

I thought about doing something easter-ish, but then it is almost still 4.5 weeks until easter. I know this because I am doing lent this year, and I am down 2.5 weeks. Don't feel very easter-ish at the moment.

But my garden for sure needs some fresh flowers. Here in California, we had quite a worm and dry winter, so a lot of my blossoms are already gone. The daffodils blossomed weeks ago.

So this is my beautiful flag:




I decided to add a bag to the flag, because it looks much nicer and is only about 10 minutes of more work.




And then I wanted to something funny. After a lot of thinking, I remembered the funny text

"I cleaned my house last week. Sorry you missed it"

I found on Facebook.

Well, actually, in my house the difference between "I cleaned it last week" and "I never cleaned it since we moved in 3 years ago" would be difficult to tell. 

So I thought about " I cleaned it yesterday". But then, again, I would never clean my house the day before if i want it to be spot on. The late night before might be an option if I am willing to take a risk.

You have to know, I have four kids, ages between 3 and 14. And let me assure you, they just wait for me to mop the floor, so they can spill their orange juice / chocolate milk / <imagine anything to eat or drink here> on my clean floor. To stuff a ton of dirty dishes on the dishwasher that I just loaded and run. To throw their jacket on my spotless kitchen Island. To re-heat something containing tomato sauce in the cleaned microwave, forgetting, of course, to put a lid on it. And so on.

My husband for sure believes I don't do anything to keep the house tidy throughout the day. He might suspect that I spend my time reading blogs, pinning things on pinterest, chatting with friends on Facebook, pinning, patching and sewing stuff, doing crochet and knitting while looking Downton Abbey for the tenth time. What, I would of course NEVER, EVER, EVER do - I swear!

So I decided to go with:






Sounds familiar? Good to hear ;-)

again, i added a back side:




I went with some coffee. A cup of coffee is always a good think.

In case you want to know:

my flags are 13 x 18 inches, and for the sleeve I have just sewn a stripe of bias tape to the back, about 1 inch from the top.


So, now hopp on and please visit my fellow bloggers today:

March 25th

Pig Tales and Quilts

Fishkopp  (<----- you are here!)

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Jane's Quilting


This blog hop will continue until April 3rd. Please check in daily at Sew we quilt for daily updates.

Thank you so much for hopping by, I hope I will see you soon back again,
Tina

embroidery file: Huups. Lila-Lotta Blümchen

Kommentare:

  1. Lovely flags...I'm just like you...I never waste my time on facebook, blogging, etc.....

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  2. Your flag are sew cute. I could wave one with the clean house message year round. I really like the flowered one. The leaf stitching details are a great compliment to the simple blooms. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  3. Marvelous job and what fun!! Thank you so much for sharing them :) Your flowers are certainly a beautiful addition to your garden and who among us couldn't relate to your clean house flag :) :) Great Job!

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  4. Lovely flags and perfect displaying! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love both your flags and the coffee on the back is perfect!! I must say I got quite the little laugh from the housework phrase, that is funny!!

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  6. Both your flags are just lovely. I need the second one to adorn my flag pole.

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  7. I'd love to plant your funky flowers right by my front door. It's all brown and gray here in Nebraska -- especially where I haven't scraped all of the leaves up. And your housework flag is delightfully honest -- who can't relate. I think it should be totally reversible, with the back saying "So come on in, have a cuppa, and relax!"

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  8. What wonderful flags! Anyone, especially those with children, can certainly relate, to cleaning the house. I worked full time and my husband worked evening shift, so I was a pseudo single parent. He'd come home from work and ask me what I had done all night. She said there were more dishes in the sink than when he went to work. Well, I guess his children had been fed, bathed, homework, played, any thing that HAD to be done and I was exhausted. I adore the flowers. I love the fabrics you chose. I think all of us are ready for spring, spring, spring! Thanks for participating again and hope to see you in more hops very soon.

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  9. Love your flags...very pretty flowers. Housework? What's that? Still too much sawdust, nails, etc. kicking around to do much housework. We are still doing finishing like window trim and building cupboards to notice when I pass a dustrag...and the cat drags sawdust everywhere! But we are coming along!

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  10. I clean my house...really, I do. Not that you'd ever know it if you came to visit. My kids must have gone to the same housekeeping school as yours! Love your flags.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your flags. They are awesome with the text added. We don´t have flags in our gardens in Sweden as I have seen.

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  12. I like your housekeeping flag. Funny! I wish I could be a better housekeeper. I know. Let me look on PINTEREST for some ideas about that...

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  13. lol you house cleaning flag is a riot. And your flowers are really sweet.

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  14. good morning my love.....ok, you have sunny weather, things are green...ohhhh how nice and your flags, are rising to the occasion ...smiles, envy and a sense of humour...totally sweet....

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  15. I love the bright fun flowers! (Pssst why clean? We have sew many other things to do! LOL)

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  16. Ohhhhh very nice idea for your flags!! I love the flowers...but the message is too cute...lol

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  17. Your flags are fabulous! Love the one about cleaning the house! Sounds like my sisters house when her babies were growing up. lol

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  18. Your flower flag is beautiful and the house cleaning one is so funny! I remember those days of just cleaned floors that lasted only a few minutes. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  19. Very true story about kids,love the just cleaned my house flag!

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  20. LOVE the house cleaning flag! And yes, your floral flag is gorgeous!

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  21. Love your flags!! Esp. the one about just cleaning the house!! Great job.

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  22. What a cheerful flag! I love the saying, too! Congratulations on being a top pick!

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  23. I love all the flags. Really like the bag on the back. Someone is always dropping something off at my door. What a great place to put it. I can so relate to the house cleaning and I don't have kids at home anymore! Now what's my excuse? haha

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  24. I am pretty sure people driving by your house will chuckle when they read your flag ! Your flower flag is so cute...congratulations being in the top today....well done !

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  25. Beautiful Flags Tina...love the housecleaning one...that should hang on my front door lol!

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  26. Great flags and I agree having a back to them makes them much nicer.

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  27. Very cute!!! I can relate to the cleaning having raised five children. Someday your house will be clean again.

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  28. You made me smile. I love your flowers, but I love your flag about a clean house. You much have a fantastic sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

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  29. Great flags...I like the one one the clean kitchen. I can sure relate to that at my house.

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  30. Love the flower flag but your clean house flag made me smile it could be in my garden as well! Thanks for the close up picture of the back I like the way you finished your flags.

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  31. What great flags! I love the flowers but the one about cleaning the house made me laugh :-)

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  32. Your flowers flag is so bright and pretty! The backings look very nicee. I had to chuckle at the housework flag!

    Susie

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  33. Great flags. I really love the Cleaned my house one. Two thumbs up!!

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  34. Oh my gosh, what fun flags. Of course we all love the Cleaned my house one the best. Because we can all relate to it! LOL!! Thanks for starting my moring out with a smile!

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  35. Love both of your flags. Your flowers are wonderful.

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  36. I love them both but that I Cleaned My House one - priceless! I had my carpets cleaned last week and paid quite a bit for it. This week my grandchildren and their dog came to visit and tracked mud straight across my newly cleaned carpet! blessings, marlene

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  37. I love your flags! The flowers are pretty and the saying is so fun! I should make a 'cleaned house' flag for my daughter. She has 2 kids, 2 cats, a dog and a hubby so I'm sure she can relate to it.

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  38. Your spring flag is wonderful. But the other flag is GREAT! We should all have one.

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  39. Very fun. The flowers are darling.

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  40. I totally understand that saying... and since my daughter is just about to turn one, I know it will just get worse ;) Love your flags!!!

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  41. Love your flags! The flower flag is lovely in the garden :)

    -Soma

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  42. Lovely! I echo your sentiments on the clean house...where does the day go? lol

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  43. Love your flags! The flowers are so cheerful, but the cleaning one goes straight to the heart ( and the funny bone!) Great job.

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  44. I cannot imagine how you even have time to sew a flag...let alone two flags. Bless you with four children! Your flags are fun and cheerful. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  45. SO SO cute! I love them both, but your flowers are so bright and cheery. :) Great job!

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  46. both are great ideas.... and I cleaned yesterday ....... lol
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  47. Well, we here in Iowa could sure use those flowers in our gardens; I am so tired of snow this year! Loved the 'cleaning' flag; it's a darling saying.

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  48. Your flags are so adorable! I love the flowers and the backing is so pretty! The house cleaning flag is cute! I love that! Thank you for sharing!

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  49. I love your flowers, and the saying is just too funny! I'm quite sure it is also true with four kids. It's just my husband and me here, and I think that saying would work very well!

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  50. The flower flag...so welcoming. It is snowing today in Michigan...will spring flowers ever arrive? You made me chuckle with the house cleaning flag...a fun flag!! Thanks for sharing...happy stitching!! Pauline

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  51. I love the cleaning flag, I could do with one of these myself. xx

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  52. I'm right there with you!! I saw a phrase recently that read, "A cluttered house means a lot of quilting going on" and another similar one, "A Clean House means an Unhappy Quilter inside" Ha!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    Alabama

    Come visit me over at Grandmama's Stories
    http://grandmamasstories.blogspot.com

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  53. What a cute job! Your flag was beautiful and I loved the cleaning flag!!!!

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  54. Love both of your flags but the cleaning the house one is classic which every Mother and Grandmother will understand.

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  55. Your flags are pretty, love them.

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  56. Tina! Your flags are great! But you are hilarious!! I have been out of town and I am just able to see the posts for the first day. You did an awesome job! Thanks for making me laugh....I am definitely stealing your cleaning quote! :)

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  57. Your flags are great! I love the one on the clean house, that would be perfect at my home :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful flags.

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