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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop


YIPPIE!SKIPPIE! HIPPITY HOP!
Today is the FIRST DAY of SPRING!!!!
Warm sunny days, budding flowers, baby animals, green leaves, Easter fast approaching, my corner of the world is awakening from a long winter's nap! :)


Oh wait, in the excitement of SPRING I almost forgot....

There were many Friday nights of my childhood spent at Mammaw's and Nangy's house. [my mom's parents]Mammaw had a small end table with drawers where she kept toys and activities filled with hours of creative adventures. My sister always had to play a dozen games of Old Maid...it was a love hate relationship...
She loved to play but hated to end up being the Old Maid. She even went as far to mark the cards! Nangy, my grandfather went behind her and 'fixed' the cards...I can still see her face the game she Lost after she had marked the cards. She still loves the game to this day, and yes, she still plays with a marked deck! :)
Another standby that was always in the drawers were sewing cards. I would stitch and stitch way for hours. My favorite was actually not one of the sewing cards but a cloth image of the circus in a plastic frame. And it was on that cloth image I learned my embroidery stitches. What a nightmare it must have been for my grandmother! Before we returned to spend the night, my primative embroidery stitches would be removed...each and every one....so I could sew again the next time we spent the night on a 'new' project!


Stitch Me Up. Mercy!
This seemingly innocent theme unlocked multitudes of memories from my childhood!:)
Madame Samm of: http://www.sewwequilt.com/ and  

Jane of: http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/  Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Thank you for the childhood memories and for releasing my embroidery skills that have been apparently hiding behind other creative projects for many years. I'm not letting these old friends go back into hiding!

On to the project...
I created a mug rug for my morning tea.
There were such wonderful choices of patterns but settled on this particular one in memory of my grandmother...the flowers on the pattern would have matched perfectly the embroidered pillowcases she used to make. 


...with a cup of tea, I gather my thoughts at dawn. clf

Thanks for dropping by...all this chatter of childhood has me longing for a a game of Old Maids...I think I shall get a deck , mark them up and invite my sister over for a game or two after I return from visiting the beautiful work at the other blogs this morning.

                Enjoy the hop!

WEDNESDAY March 20th
 
THURSDAY March 21st

FRIDAY March 22nd

MONDAY MARCH 25th
Beverly @That Other Blog

TUESDAY MARCH 26th

Jeanette @That Other Blog

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH


THURSDAY MARCH 28th
Kristin @That Other Blog

FRIDAY MARCH 29th

Patricia @That Other Blog

Happy Spring!May the season burst forth with overflowing creative adventures for each of us!

with LOVE as always,
Beulah

78 comments:

  1. Your tea mug rug is lovely. Wish it was spring here but it is snowing ... again! Thanks for sharing and for the fun read ... :) Pat

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  2. Your mug rug is so very sweet!

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  3. Your mug rug is so very sweet!

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  4. I loved your stories of family and playing cards, was a favorite at our house too! Love your mug rug especially the special quote !! Hope you had fun stitching !!

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  5. Aww, such sweet memories you've shared and that mug rug is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it all! :O)

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  6. Lovely mug rug and beautiful embroidered saying! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Your mug rug is lovely Beulah. Thank you for sharing it with us as well as your childhood memories.

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  8. You mug rug is adorable! I just love your little saying your put on there too!

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  9. Beautiful mug rug. So precious also with all the memories!

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  10. What a cute mugrug, thanks for sharing

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  11. Love the way you have personalised this design with a saying.

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  12. Love the way you made it your own.

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  13. Your mug rug is so cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Love your sweet, dainty mug rug! Memories indeed. Haven`t played Old Maids in many a year.

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  15. My oh my, what sweet memories you share! I think your grandparents loved to have you staying and watch you grow in many ways.
    I love your mug rug, wish you many early morning starts.

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  16. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I love when a person remembers an tells stories with their art it makes it more personal...

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  17. Your mug rug is lovely. Thanks for sharing it and the memories.

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  18. What a beautiful mug rug! And how nice to have it bring back those childhood memories!

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  19. Such a pretty mug rug, your stitching is so lovely!

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  20. I enjoyed your story and your mug rug !

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  21. Sweet little mug rug, full of loving memories! Like you, I forget how relaxing it is to sit down and relax with some hand embroidery. Must do this more. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  22. Beautiful mug rug - but WAY too pretty to use!! Love the story of you sister marking the cards and getting caught! lol Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a wonderful family memory you shared! I remember the first towel I tried to make for my grandma at about age 7. What a snarled up mess it must have been but she used it!

    You did a wonderful work on your mug rug. May it always bring a smile and memories of your family when you use it.

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  24. I learned on the flour sack towels. I love your use of words - tea is calming, but probably should say coffee on mine:)

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  25. Your mug rug is so pretty, thanks for sharing today :)

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  26. Happy spring Beulah...what a nice start for you....it looks great

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  27. What a beauty. The fabric is really fine with this pattern.
    have a nice day
    Frederika

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  28. Beautiful mug rug. Very vintage looking. Thanks for shareing it and your memories with us today.

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  29. I haven't thought of "Old Maid" in YEARS! We used to play all the time. Beautiful stitchery!

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  30. I love your mug rug!!! You brought back lots of memories to me -- Old Maid!!!! You do great work.

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  31. great mug rug, love the colours you used

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  32. Your mug rug is so pretty! (I also have wonderful memories of learning to embroider!)

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  33. Yea for spring is here too. Finally a beautiful day. Your mug rug is so sweet and such a great reminder of all the fun you had with your grandmother.

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  34. Pretty mug rug. Nicely done.

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  35. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed you story. As a grandmother too, I hope that my grandchildren will have such happy memories.
    I love your mug rug, you did not forget how to stitch! It is beautiful.

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  36. What a great story! My grandmothe also had stitching cards in the wooden toy box that was stashed in a closet. Although my favorite thing was a set of blocks with faces and bodies on the all sides that you could put together a funny little character with. Love your mug rug. Such pretty colors. One day I need to get a couple of those made. Great creative idea!

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  37. What a sweet story! I loved Old Maid as a kid, too! Love your mug rug. So precious are the memories.

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  38. Love the story and the mug rug! So Sweet.

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  39. Sounds like you have sweet memories of your childhood. Your mug rug is also sweet and you will always remember those memories when you use it.

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  40. Very nice mug rug! Loved your story too.

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  41. What a wonderful childhood memory. Now you have a beautiful mug rug to remind you every day! Great stitching, and I love the saying.

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  42. Hi Beulah, a sweet mug rug and sweet childhood memories. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  43. Such fun memories and suh a nice project. I'd love to watch that Old Maid game.

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  44. What a lovely story! and beautiful work!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  45. What a lovely way to remember your grandmother. I'll bet she didn't mind undoing your "sewing" at all!

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  46. Your mug rug is so cute. It sounds like you had a good time at your grandparents house growing up.

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  47. Wonderful memories. Cute mug rug!

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  48. I enjoyed reading your post , it brought back memories for me too , I loved playing old maid with my sisters . Sweet little mug rug !!

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  49. Such lovely memories and such a great mug rug!

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  50. Very pretty, love your stories. Thanks for sharing all of them! vickise at gmail dot com

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  51. Sweet Memories:) Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Beautiful stitching to match a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I loved hearing your memories. I have some of the same. It always warms my heart to hear about anyone's grandmother. Your mug rug makes me think of my grandmother. Thanks for bringing back memories for me. AND I love mug rugs! Yours is beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful project and sweet story about your grandparents. blessings, marlene

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  55. I enjoyed your story about playing old maid and stitching, it brought back memories for me. Your mug rug is a beautiful and very creative project, thanks for sharing.

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  56. I really loved your memories. Mine was canasta with my grandmother. your stitching was very nice. Thanks

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  57. Your loving stories go with embroidery and your mug rug will keep you on the memory train. Thanks for sharing your adorable project.

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  58. Love your mug rug...too cute!

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  59. It's lovely that your inner stitching self is emerging with the Spring. Grandma would be so pleased to see what you'd done and know that she'd encouraged you many years ago.

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  60. You have created a beautiful piece! Great story!

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  61. Wonderful post! I was sitting there with you at your grandparents stitching away while your sister made a fuss about Old Maid over at the table. Love your mug rug too.

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  62. Fantastic! I love the saying you added to it.

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  63. I love the mug rug and the saying you used. It is fun to be embroidering again.

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  64. I love that you made it so original!

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  65. Beautiful mug rug! Enjoyed reading about your childhood memories! Thanks for sharing °Ü°

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