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Monday, March 10, 2014

Think Ruffles


Ruffles

Another great blog hop folks...lots of ruffles going around our little corner of blogging world.
I am not a ruffle person, but had to get in on it, you know! My little projects actually were fun too!!!!

First up is the apron...a simple little ruffled apron which I will wear on do-nut day. That is the day I meet with ladies in the community to make do-nuts for our annual turkey supper.....over 700 of them!  The only time I wear an apron! as a rule.

There it is....
I made my ruffle the way our Madame Samm showed on her page....nice and easy.

Next is a cushion...no ordinary cushion, mind you...LOL.  My husbands aunt made the front panel years ago...before she passed away.  If I am not wrong; it is a mix of cross stitch and tatting, but I am no expert here.  It has been in a drawer in my sewing room waiting for me to do something with it. What better time than our blog hop????? so, I made a little cushion with it....
Didn't she do a great job on that star!  and my ruffle around the outer edge.  and look Madame....gingham.....lol.

Last but not least, thank you to our Madame Samm and Amy for making this all possible. What would we do without them??????

Here is today's list:                          March 11th


Now; you stuck with me this long...I have a giveaway for my followers. Yes, you have to follow me for this one. So please leave a comment telling me how you follow me.                                
Pam at Mad About Patchwork is sponsoring this giveaway today.  I want to thank Pam for this; she is such a generous lady, and carries great fabrics.  Pam is giving a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky follower of my blog.  I will randomly draw at the end of the hop.  Good luck everyone!!!!   
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76 comments:

  1. Your apron is adorable and your cushion is a classic, and on top of all that, home made donuts!! Oh my! I think that kind of activity does deserve its own apron! lol

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  2. I follow via GFC. Your projects are lovely!

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  3. Cute apron. The pillow is that what they call chicken scratch? Love how it turned out and such a tribute to her.

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  4. Your donut day apron is adorable and the pillow turned out beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing…I follow via GFC :)

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  5. Very cute apron! I am a messy cook so I have to wear an apron all the time. No pretty ruffles on mine. Maybe I need to ruffle and apron next.

    The pillow is wonderful. How nice that you turned this carefully made block into a beautiful pillow to be enjoyed and appreciated.

    Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  6. Sweet apron for making sweets! Yes the stitch in question is Chicken scratch and was, I think, always done on gingham checked fabric. Thank you for sharing and I follow via email.

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  7. How beautiful to finish that pillow with ruffles. Now it's an heirloom to be admired.
    You will be well protected in style with your new apron. That sure is a boat load of donuts.

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  8. A sweet purple apron and your pillow is such a lovely way to pay respect to your husband's aunt and her lovely work.

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  9. Love the aprong but how wonderful that pillow is. Love that an old treasure was recovered.

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  10. Cute projects, and especially the pillow!
    Follow you via e-mail.

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  11. enjoyed your ruffles, both the apron and cushion look good

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  12. Another great post about Ruffles:)

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  13. Hi Marjorie...love your apron, such a pretty purple! Love the pillow...this stitching is also known as candlewicking or chicken scratch. Love, love, love chicken scratch!!!

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  14. Love the apron and you have done a wonderful job with the pillow. The gingham is perfect for it.

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  15. ohhh wow and yes gingham and tatting, how nice to bing something to life with ruffles…we will make you into a ruffler, wait and see….how lovely

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  16. Your pillow and apron are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  17. Great projects! The ruffle is the perfect finishing touch to that pillow.

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  18. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks for sharing your projects & thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. great ruffle job .. the pillow is wonderful and sentimental!!

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  20. Oh I do hope I win this one. Just love this fabric. Nice job on the pillow. I am sure I have a table cloth just the same colour that I did years ago somewhere in the house.

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  21. Hi Marjorie! Love your ruffly apron. So nice that your finished up the cross-stitch panel and made it into something useful. Looks great! I follow you on GFC and BL.

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  22. What great projects! I need to try some ruffles soon. :)

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  23. Sounds like a fun day with friends! Love the apron but that turkey scratch pillow is my fav!

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  24. The apron is cute--love the purple! The pillow is neat--how special too! The ruffle was just the right touch! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Cute projects. Great way to honor your aunt by using her block in a pillow. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  26. I love the visual pun in your apron -- the donutty (word?) circles in your apron for donut day! Wish to be there then, love homemade donuts.

    I am a google follower of your blog; quite recent, I confess, but I throw myself on the mercy of the court and plead that I've just gotten back into following ANY blogs after a couple of years off.

    Looked at your older posts. Love the tree quilt with the couple of birds sitting in the branches. Where there are two, more will come and spring has to come eventually. Doesn't it?

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  27. Cute ruffled apron ,you will be the best dressed donut maker there ;-) Love the pillow , what a treasure to have that now made into a pillow .

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  28. Your apron is lovely. Great colors. Love your pillow too. Very good way to showcase the panel.

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  29. Lovely ruffle projects. Love the colors of your apron!

    I started following you through bloglovin.

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  30. Great projects! I recently made a pillow with a panel my husband's grandma made, but I didn't add a fun ruffle like you did! (I follow via Bloglovin)

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  31. That is a very cute apron to make donuts in and the pillow is beautiful! I follow by email. Thanks!

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  32. What a cute apron! The pillow is also really sweet!
    I follow by GFC. Do we also win donuts?!! Yummy!

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  33. Like you I only use an apron once in awhile, but I have to have the bib kind, I am that messy! Loved your apron. I follow by email. sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  34. Very nice ruffles, Marjorie. The pillow looks like it might be "chicken scratch". I have an apron that is similar that my grandmother made.

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  35. I vote with Needled Mom - I think it's chicken scratch. I did some once upon a time many years ago! What a treasure to have that to remember her by. I follow with Bloglovin. blessings, marlene

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  36. Love your apron and pillow. You did a great job.

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  37. That apron is darling...and in my favorite color too!!! The pillow is lovely just with the patchwork...but the Ruffle is a very nice finish!

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  38. Your apron is so cute and the pillow is just out of this world and so special because of the block made by your hubby's aunt! I follow you on bloglovin'

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  39. Count me in, thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. I love your ruffled apron!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. What a wonderful way to ruffle Auntie's treasured heirloom handwork. What a special way to preserve that memory, and an adorable apron too! Of course I follow you! :-)

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  42. Your apron is fun and I love what you did with the gingham pillow. I have an old piece done by my great grandmother that would look great in a pillow, thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower via bloglovin.

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  43. The simple ruffle on the apron is perfect.... Looks classy and I like that!! I am following you via Bloglovin'!!

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  44. You did good!! Im a long time follower.
    Gmama Jane

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  45. I follow you on my Blogger Dashboard. Your ruffled apron is very cheerful. My Grandma used to do that same stitchery on gingham and she called it "Chicken Scratch". Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  46. Your apron is cute, I remember my grandmother wearing one all the time. I love your pillow, the stitching is beautiful on it. Thank you so much for sharing....I am a follower.

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  47. Great projects...I love it when we find ways to finish those old projects...yours look great!

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  48. Great, great apron. Looks very vintage. The pillow is just plain lovely!

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  49. I love how you made the the lovely piece that had been languishingi in a drawer into a pillow that can be out and used and loved.
    I am a new follower on feedly.

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  50. Hi,such neat projects!
    Follow >Blog lovin'

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  51. Following via blog lovin. I love that pillow.

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  52. Like what you did with the Chicken Scratch, the ruffle really makes it. I follow with GFC.

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  53. Cute apron! I follow via Bloglovin.

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  54. Great projects. I am following via email.

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  55. I think that your ruffle projects are lovely. I love the little apron and the pillow is great. Great job.
    I follow via e-mail.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  56. A lovely apron and pillow. What a beautiful tribute, I'm sure she would be happy that someone is now using it.

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  57. Very cute projects. i love the pillow. I follow via GFC.

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  58. I follow you by an email subscription. I have started a pillow on blue gingham like the brown one only not finished. Thanks for doing the giveaway. My. Email is sandrag.aiken@gmail.com

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  59. Your cushion is lovely, and it's wonderful that you were able to use something made by your husband's aunt. That makes this something to cherish. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Great projects!!! Great job!! Cool you used The handmade cover for Pillow...something I'm sure your Husband Treasure's!

    I follow thru GFC/Bloglovin

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  61. Great apron! Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

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  62. Beautiful apron and pillow!

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  63. I like the pretty fabrics in your apron! The pillow is a lovely treasure. I follow with bloglovin and GFC.

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  64. Love the apron, what happened to the photo with the model Judy

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  65. I'm with the others that mentioned it, I believe it is called chicken scratch or teneriffe embroidery, a form of needle weaving over gingham usually. It is fun to do. I would link you to some links I found but they are pdf files. Having said all that, how fun that you are going to use a piece of your aunt's work with your cushion. Aprons, who can't use one of those and I bet you are going to be the most stylish one there making do-nuts!

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  66. Two great ruffley projects. Nice to make an apron you'll love to wear and model during your 'work' day. Absolutely nothing better than using something like that star block. Wish I could see it at closer range; it reminds me of 'chicken-scratch' work but would love to see the part you consider tatting. My great aunt tatted and it was something I always thought was total beauty.

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  67. I follow via Feedly and GFC

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  68. The apron will make those donuts even more tasty!!!! Love the colours. I follow bloglovin.....

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  69. Both projects are very pretty. You're going to be stylin' on donut day.

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  70. The purple apron is wonderful and the pillow is very nicely done.

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