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Monday, March 31, 2014

Waving a Flag....

 
 


 I am always excited to take on a
new challenge and I am so glad that you are
here to join me.
Thanks to  
for cheering us all along.
 
I had absolutely every intention
to make something super
funny, since it is
April Fool's Day.
(So, if you have a trickster in your
life, I gave you fair warning)
 
I started working on it, but
I just couldn't pull it off.
My heart wasn't in it, so
plans completely changed.
 
 I had a bit of the pretty little stack of
Kona left from
the hop in January,
and you can't waste
beautiful fabric. Right?
 
 
After I chose what I was doing (for the second time),
 I added a bit of
hand embroidery.
 
 

 
There is someone very special
in my life that I call
SUNSHINE.
And they are just
that
so,
Here it is
just for my sunshine



 
I used 12 wt. Aurifil in my machine again.
I just love how it stands out.



 
I was super fortunate and
received a beautiful flagpole.
An adorable  little song bird,
I absolutely love it!!
It is a lot sturdier than
the other flag poles that I own.
 
Thank you Flag-Outlet, because of you,
all the neighbors are now jealous!
 
 
Check out the other flags
whipping in the wind....





I have a little giveaway going on.
If you love hand embroidery and
Aunt Martha's transfers, than
you should go check it out.
Just hop over HERE.
 
 


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58 comments:

  1. Lovely sun flag (looks like we were both thinking along the same lines)! ;)

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  2. Some sunshine would be nice - great flag.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Amy! I love it :) :) My favorite saying!

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  4. Beautiful cheery flag! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. This is the other flag I wanted to make. This is my son and I's song. It's so happy, Amy. I will go to bed with a smile. I really did expect you to have a trick for the day... Happy April Fool's Day. I bet you do something silly.

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  6. Okay...after I got totally sidetracked at Stitcher's Revolution I am back here to say I really like your flag. This is very uplifting! Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  7. Very pretty flag..love the bright, happy colors!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. your design and the sun a wonderful. Love it!

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  9. I hear you about being stumped...I am working on mine today...yikes....but looooook what you did ...I LOVE it Amy....
    YOU are our SUNNY spot to many of our days, today no exception..BRAVO...for persistence...

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  10. Amy, your sunshine flag is so awesome. As everybody else we all love the sun.

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  11. I totally love your flag! So bright and cheery, one can not do anything but smile!

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  12. This is just a perfect flag for spring and uplifting our spirits! Love it!

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  13. That was a fantastic idea Amy!! It is very nice..and could be the only sun I see for awhile...snow storms here

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  14. Beautiful!!! I love the embroidery you added :)

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  15. How perfect for this springtime of the year! It is a wonderful sun! blessings, marlene

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  16. At least the sun will be shining in your yard. Love the added touch of the hand stitching!

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  17. This is so sunny and wonderful! Thank you, Amy! ... :) Pat

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  18. Awesome flag Amy. Ever since he was a baby, I've called my son sunshine, and used to sing him the song. Now he just rolls his eyes. Love your project!

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  19. My only sunshine... What a fun flag for your garden! Love it!

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  20. This is really a bright and cheery flag to wave...beautiful!

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  21. You are a Star Amy and always the Sunshine of the hop. The stitching both hand and 12 wt. are perfect sunrays. I like the birdhouse in the background of your photo...It looks like the bird came out of the house to enjoy the sun !

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  22. now you got me singing a little tune in my head .... thanks for making me smile this morning :0)
    in stitches

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  23. Your flag is so beautiful! I love the addition of the hand embroidery!

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  24. I love your flag so bright on a grey spring day. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  25. Great flag and a lucky "sunshine" to have you make this for them. I had a co-worker call me little miss sunshine quite often. She wasn't a morning person and I am so I was always happy and chipper in the morning. I think it drove her crazy! lol

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  26. What a sweet, and cheerful flag. You did a lot of work on it and did a beautiful job. I love it!

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  27. Am glad you changed your mind. This flag is delightful. That song is very special to me, also, because of the relationship I had with a little boy I took care of for almost 14 years. We had regular duets, with sound effects and interjections thrown in. Thanks for the memory and I hope you and your sunshine enjoy the flag.

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  28. Sunshine, you have some :) Fantastic rays on your flag!

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  29. It's beautiful! My husband sang that song over and over to each of our boys when they were babies and he walked them to sleep.

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  30. Super flag Amy....I luv the sunshine!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  31. Your flag is gorgeous! So bright and happy!

    Susie

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  32. I love your sunshine flag. It's so springy!! Great job!!

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  33. What a wonderful idea for a flag! I can't think of a better use for leftover fabrics! I like design very much, especially the embroidered rays and words. I am interested in combining machine and hand embellishment. Thank you for sharing it!

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  34. Nice job on the flag, it bright, simple, happy and brings a smile to my face! The song bird flag holder is wonderful. Thank you for bringing a little sunshine into our day!

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  35. It's a happy flag and very suitable for a flagpole with a songbird on it!

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  36. As soon as I saw the picture on Mdm Samm's page I said "Look! Someone is using up leftover Kona bits!" hee hee, I like how cheerful your flag is Amy, thanks for sharing it!
    ~Brandy

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  37. I love the sunshine, it really pops. I think there are many places that could use a bit of sunshine. Great job.

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  38. Such a gorgeous flag,shining out its happiness

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  39. Amy, your flag is great. Very cheery! I love the embroidered message as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  40. I have been slowly wandering through the hop...but I saw your flag featured on the Aurifil Facebook page! That is so cool! Great job and lovely flag.

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  41. Amy, I LOVE your flag. The top stitching is such a great finishing touch. I also like the sweet story of making it for someone you love.

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  42. What a great flag! The embroidery work is beautiful with such a pretty pieced sun It's happy and says spring all over it.

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  43. AWww so sweet. This was my grandson's favourite song when he was little and when really upset the only thing that would settle him. You did a wonderful job on your flag so creative and beautifully done.. Blessing Sandra

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  44. That is such a beautiful flag!! Absolutely lovely :)

    -Soma

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  45. Amy, this is such a sunny bright flag, I love it!!! You did a wonderful job, a perfect flag for the beginning of Spring! And for the person you love soooo much :-))

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  46. Wow, that is just gorgeous!!

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  47. Lucky yo to have received a flag pole...don't they look terrific, especially when it has your beautifully bright flag on it.

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  48. Wonderful! You Are My Sunshine is a song that's dear to my heart. I always sing it to my grandbabies as it was sung to me, too. Your flag touches me in a special way. Love the 12 wt thread and your design. :)

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  49. I love your sunshine flags! Sunshine always cheers up everyone.
    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.

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  50. The neighbors certainly have more to be jealous about than the flag pole. The flag pole is wonderful and so is your flag. The quilting highlights the sun so well. I know we are all ready to have some nice days after the winter we have endured. The flag is certainly a welcome sight. Thanks for participating and sharing the wonderful creation.

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  51. I love your flag! The quilting, the colors, everything looks great!

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  52. Lots of sunshine is great and so is your flag. BTW Sunshine is my daughter's nickname too.

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