Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Flags on a Stick ~ Day 2






Thank you Mdm. Samm and Thearica for your inspiration and cheerleading know how! And a big thank you to our hop sponsors...Flags on a Stick and Flag Outlet.




I'm really excited to be waving my flag today with the above creative ladies. So here goes...

I don't have any garden flag stands, and with 3 feet of snow still on the ground they would look a little silly anyway. When I first signed up for this hop, I immediately went to the Flags on a Stick website to make up my wish list. Such courteous and immediate service when I discovered I was having difficulty setting it up. Gotta love live chat!

It was hard to decide what I wanted, they have such awesome products. Who knew you could have such pretty welcome mats (among other things). I know I want one of those. Again, weather not permitting, I chose instead to purchase two window flag hangers. Love them!

I had such fun with this pattern from Quiet Play. Guess you may have noticed by my new header that I've gone squirrely. I've stopped chasing them from my bird squirrel feeders, and have been blessed with such entertainment. The other day I had about 10 of them at one time. What a sight!

So here is squirrely...



As you can see through the photo, the backing and binding are the same (self bound).


These flag holders are really great and inexpensive. I'm sure you noticed that my "tabs" are just pinned on in these pictures...I really just wanted to take photos before the sun set...they are all sewn on now!


I'm loving foundation paper piecing since the hugs and kisses hop!


Looking for a way to get an outdoor shot, I discovered that I could use these hangers in the car as well. The suction cups are moveable. Great idea for those with young children or grandchildren in the back seat...good size to block the sun and something fun to look at.


Sew loving my squirrels!

Oh, and if you have made it this far I'm giving away a cute Rocky & Bullwinkle fat quarter in keeping with my love of squirrels...Ha ha...I remember watching this as a kid...go Dudley Do Right!



Easy peasy lemon squeezy rules:  Giveaway now closed, thank you to all who commented!

1. Leave a comment with a valid email (if in doubt, type it out)
2. Will mail internationally
3. Entries accepted until 11 pm. Monday Thursday, April 3, 2014; later entries will not be counted.
4. The winner will be contacted by email on Tuesday Friday, April 4, so please make sure I can contact you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

76 comments:

  1. This is a great fat quarter. It would work out really well with an I Spy quilt I'm making.

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  2. Love your squirrel flag, just 2 cute! Wish you could send me some of your snow, California could sure use it. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Ahh the simple pleasures of life...squirrels are certainly entertaining. Your flag is fabulous. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  4. The squirrel is simply adorable. You did a fabulous job paper piecing it. ;)

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  5. Too cute! And love your squirrel photography as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. A fabulous little squirrel flag and I'm a have very fond memories of Rocky and Bulwinkle as a child, i loved Boris and Natasha

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  7. An amazing squirrel flag; love it!

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  8. I am glad you participated in the Hugs and Kisses hop and even more so now that I see Squirrely. You did a phenomenal job. I adore the backing/binding fabric, too. It adds to the entire flag. Thanks for the info on the window hangers. I like having a personal opinion. The fat quarter is cute. Yes, yes, yes I remember watching Rocky and Bullwinkle. Thanks for participating to give us amazing eye candy to whet our appetites to make us want to make a flag, too!

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  9. I love watching the squirrels playing outside my bedroom window as I lie in bed. Such amazing little acrobats, especially this time or year with the hormones perking. I can't believe how they can travel to the end of those skinny little branches, make a flying leap to the next tree, and never even hesitate. The window hangers are a great option when the weather isn't suitable for gardening. Hadn't seen them before. A nice job, and thank you very much for sharing with us.

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  10. We have a squirrel outside who does NOT have a bushy tail! He has been here for 2 or 3 years and man... is he CRAZY to watch! LOL I love your squirrel! FUN FUN FUN!

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  11. I will admit, squirrels are entertaining to watch :) Your flag turned out wonderfully! I had my eye on the same flag holder; maybe someday I'll give in and order it

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  12. Your squirrel is adorable! I have never tried foundation piecing. Is it the same as paper piecing or easier?

    Look at that snow! I have never seen a snow so deep!

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  13. Your squirrels (pieced and living) are adorable!

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  14. Love your flag. Can you share where you got the pattern or is it your own? We are surrounded by woods and squirrels of many colors and I would love to try paper piecing also. And yes I am old enough to remember Rocky.

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  15. Your flag is darling. I love watching the squirrels in my backyard.

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  16. Morning Shari.....ohhhh you have "cold " still. lol love your squirrel..welll done he looks like he is frozen too waiting to come to life...lol

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  17. You did a great job on your little squirrel, he is adorable.

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  18. I LOVE that you have given in and embraced the squirrels!!! That is an adorable flag. It looks perfectly made. What a beautiful job! -Stephanie from latenightquilter... Sdnpalmer@gmail.com

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  19. This is a great little flag,love that it was all paper pieced! Squirrels are great entertainment! I remember watching Rocky & Bullwinkle myself.

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  20. What a cute flag! Yes, you might as well enjoy the squirrels if they chase away the birds! They can be pretty entertaining!
    I also love the idea of a window flag. Yours is perfect!

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  21. Very cute flag. I chased the squirrels away for the longest time and finally gave up. They are very entertaining. Probably more so than the birds but I still like my birds better.

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  22. WOW! Just love the squirrel- perfect!

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  23. I am beginning at foundation paper piecing, too! Your cute squirrel does NOT look like a beginner project. You are quite accomplished! We had flying squirrels living in our attic and I changed my FaceBook avatar to Rocky until we had them all relocated. I have fond memories of Rocky and Bullwinkle, if NOT the ACTUAL flying squirrels.

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  24. Your squirrel looks perfectly pieced...nice job! I love the colors and that hanger is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love your squirrel. Wish I could design something like that. I have enough trouble with the paper piecing but I still love to try.

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  26. Sew sweet! Cute pattern, nicely done. I love your squirrel photos. Thanks for putting a smile on my face ... in the snow ... today ... :) Pat

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  27. That looks great! Wonderful job!

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  28. Oh I love your squirrel! It is sew wonderful

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  29. What a fabulous squirrel, great job! And thank you for bringing to my attention the window flag holder, that will work much better at our house at the moment. :)
    ~Brandy

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  30. Oh what a sweet little squirrel....love it!

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  31. Your squirrel flag is just too cute. I am very excited about your flag holder with the suction cups too...as you will see when I post my blog! ;-)

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  32. I love your squirrel flag. It´s super cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  33. Hi Shari what a great flag. We also have squirrels which visit us but not as many as you. Treacle keeps them away I think. Thank you for the Giveaway, love the fabric. Susie x
    susie@tomparr.co.uk

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  34. Your squirrel is adorable! We have lots of babies running around in our yard this year. :) blessings, marlene

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  35. Hi Shari! Your flag is wonderful! Lots of paper piecing hours in that! I can't even imagine your patience for perfection to make it. I am also a Rocky and Bullwinkle lover, having grown up in that era. If I don't win that fabric, I'm going hunting for it! Well done squirrelly girl!

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  36. Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy LOL, I've never heard that before ! First your header is sew darn cute ! And I'm going "nuts" over your flag ! hehe As far as squirrels go...if ya can't get rid of em....I guess you might as well feed um and enjoy um ! Congrats on the top 2 today !

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  37. Hi Shari! Your flag is wonderful! Lots of paper piecing hours in that! I can't even imagine your patience for perfection to make it. I am also a Rocky and Bullwinkle lover, having grown up in that era. If I don't win that fabric, I'm going hunting for it! Well done squirrelly girl!

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  38. Your Squirrel is sew cute and I like your flag poll. All that snow...I remember those days. We moved down south and had 2 inches this year. To us it looked pretty. To the locals...well they were really upset. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway.

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  39. Oh, I noticed your new blog header right away. And share your love of those crazy squirrels! You did an incredible job of that paper pieced one. He is just the sweetest! What a stroke of genius to use the hanger on a car window. Like you say, it keeps the kids shaded and entertained! Spectacular job, Shari!!!

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  40. What a perfect flag. You do beautiful paper piecing and her patterns are great. The colors on your flag fit the time of year. Just awesome. You can watch a squirrel for hours of entertainment.

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  41. That is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!

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  42. several years back my sister was trapped between her house and the car port by a squirrel. This would be so funny waving in her yard. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. If you ever give it away, send it to Texas

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  43. Ha, ha, ha. Those pesky squirrels can be difficult to fight; I smile to know you've embraced them!! The pp squirrel is adorable; a great choice in fabrics. What a super idea to use the holders in the car.

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  44. Very cute squirrel and so fun to go with your bird, I mean, squirrel feeder. I love the idea of a flag on the window.

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  45. Love your little squirrel flag is adorable , nice that is will work in the car as well .

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  46. Love your paper pieced block.

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  47. I love Squirrely he is cute. Beautiful paper piecing.

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  48. I also love foundation piecing, so I love your squirrel. We don't have squirrels in Australia.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  49. I have never seen window flag holders. I will have to check them out. I agree it doesn't pay to chase the squirrels away. Ask my aunt--she fell and broke her hip trying to scare away the squirrels from the bird feeder.

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  50. I love the idea of the window hangers. I guess I didn't look around far enough on site but look how perfectly it worked out for your squirrel flag. Congrats for being picked for honors today! THX for your giveaway opportunity. Who knew that they made Rocky and Bullwinkle fabric? not me obviously!

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  51. Rocky and Bull Winkle, now that's a flash back...your paper pieced squirrel looks fantastic.

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  52. How cute! This would go well in my yard as we have a lot of squirrels that steal the bird food. They drive my dog totally crazy.!

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  53. I love your cute little squirrel. Paper piecing is so much fun and did a great job. I have many squirrels in my yard. I love watching them jumping from tree to tree.

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  54. You did a fabulous job with the paper piecing. Love your little quilt and using a window hangar is very unique. I didn't know they made them.

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  55. Your squirrel flag is so cute! I can't believe you went to the car to take a picture! Thats great!You did a great job! Thank you for sharing xo jan

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  56. Love your squirrel flag. Glad to see that I am not the only one who likes to feed the squirrels.

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  57. Great squirrel flag .... my friends would love it as they are always feeding the squirrels when camping.... and that fabric .... memories :0)
    in stitches

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  58. Cool flag!! Love your pictures of your squirrels too! We love watchin' them here too! :)

    Loooove Rocky & Bullwinkle!! lol Watched 'em allll the time!

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  59. Your paper piecing looks so great, Shari!! Such a cute little squirrel, just like the one outside :)

    -Soma

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  60. Your paper pieced squirrel is really cute. Like your flag holder.

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  61. Love your little squirrel. I have flags that I hang in my front window-we had the windows treated to prevent fading. I use a tension rod but we are doing some remodeling and may not be able to use it on the new windows so knowing that there is a tension rod was helpful. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Love the flag. Squirrel are cute as long as they are outside. I had one get in the house once and he decided to run around my china cabinet. It was amazing how he didn't break anything. Thanks for having a give away.

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  63. I never thought about a suction cup window flag holder. I also have a magnetic kitchen towel holder for the fridge. I could use that for a flag holder on the fridge.

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  64. All of us at Flags On A Stick adore your flag! We are big fans of Squirrels too!

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    1. Thanks Becky...lovely of you to stop by!

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  65. Very creative! Thanks for the giveaway - I watched that cartoon, too.

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  66. I too love my squirrels. Your quilt version of the species makes for a well made paper pieced squirrel flag. I will gladly leave the paper piecing to you and others who like to PP...not my cup of tea
    Blessings,
    Gmama Jane

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  67. Love the squirrel. I also love the window hangers. I purchased those when I got my flag stand as well, and they are very cool. I'm thinking they will be fun to create stuff for the holidays for and hang. Definitely something different. :)

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  68. Window hangers sound fantastic and love the squirrel!

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  69. What a fantastic flag!! The squirrel is very adorable and so very glad you shared ...You are doing a marvelous job paper piecing!!

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  70. Awww, your squirrel is so cute! Great flag!

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  71. The squirrel flag is adorable. Love it!

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