Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Tie Boogie - My Day!

My day is finally here. This has been such a great Blog Hop and I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the great projects...I know I have! It's hard for me to pick my favorites! Thanks Vickie and Mdm Samm for the time and effort that has gone into this successful Hop and giving me the opportunity to "strut" my stuff!

To begin....I have so many roosters and chickens it's absolutely ridiculous! I have them as figurines, vases, and plates and bowls. They are stuffed, made from sea shells, metal, ceramic, cloth, yarn, glass, wood, and paper. My collection goes from lamp shade toppers to tape dispensers! Some are funny, some are new and some are very old. I recently had to box up...(that is, use several boxes)... a number of them because I was over-run with chickens and roosters.


So....I've added more to my collection for this Hop....go figure! I thought I would make something useful and not just something to sit around waiting for me to dust it. So....I did some pot holders.

This first one was an applique design from EQ7.  It was really easy to do, very few pieces, and I machine appliqued it.






I used the circular attachment for my sewing machine and was able to stitch a perfect circle around the design. I picked one of the decorative stitches from my machine. We should all experiment and use those hundreds of  decorative stitches more. Play around and give it a try! 

For those who read my postings know how much I love to use my Serger. So for the edge I did a serged narrow rolled hem! 




A few more of my roosters welcoming the new addition.





With Thanksgiving knocking at our doors here in the United States, of course I had to do Thanksgiving potholders too!

I like to do machine embroidery so here is a happy Tom Turkey waving at you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!




And a closer view...over 45,000 stitches.






I again used a decorative stitch from my sewing machine to stitch around the design and a narrow rolled hem from my Serger.




 Oops....lets look at Tom Turkey again......












He hung around a little too long!


Thanks for visiting me today during the Hop and hope you continue to have fun visiting  the other participants scheduled for today:





The complete schedule can be found HERE

Have a great week.



Happy Living! Happy Quilting!



72 comments:

  1. Fun stuff! Love the turkey potholders. K-

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  2. Oh I love that chicken cow piece!!! Yes, we all need to play with our machines to their fullest and love how you used those circle special stitches. ANd great to see some turkey so close to Thanksgiving.

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  3. Your potholders are adorable! I guess that turkey should have been on his way a bit faster!

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  4. Your potholders are fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Waouh, such a huge collection, incredible! I like the embroidered turkey very much, great!

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  6. Hahaha , laughing at your hilarious sense of humor...poor Tom, he was so darn cute...until he stayed too long ! Love the EQ rooster too. I've never seen anything like the Holstein rooster in your collection up there ! LOL ! You were fun to visit today DeAnna, Happy Thanksgiving.........

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  7. 45,000 stitches on that turky? He didn't even have the time to yell "ouch." Loved it all. Thanks for sharing eveything.

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  8. I love your projects and your sense of humor. Poor Tom he didm´t know what it will cost to wait too long.
    Happy Thanksgiving. We don´t have Thanksgiving in Sweden, but I know that this means a lot for your nation.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  9. Cute projects & the chicken/cow is a hoot.

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  10. He hung around too long gave me a chuckle! :)

    Your creations are nice and make me want to use my embroidery machine!

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  11. Just this week I used my circle attachment for the first time after having my machine for almost a year. I love going in circles!

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  12. this hop was definitely for you, all those chickens. The cow chicken made me laugh. Enjoyed the embroidery you used too. I have to remind myself to use those stitches too.

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  13. Is that Tom's reverse? Hilarious! I am a chicken/rooster fan, too. My collection is WAY smaller than yours, though!

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  14. Very cute pot holders. Loved them all but the end of Tom turkey cracked me up! So funny. Nice job today.

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  15. Lovely projects!! lol I couldn't help laughing when I got to poor Tom!

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  16. So, so cute! I loved both projects and am wondering if my serger will do a rolled hem like that. I don't use it a lot but I haven't had it long so that's my excuse. I have hemmed lots of napkins but they don't look like yours! blessings, marlene

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  17. 45,000 stitches..really…holy turkey….great TOM the turkey.

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  18. Great embroidery and LOVE that applique! Great job! Seeing your edge makes me wish I had a serger. :)

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  19. Cool projects! Those pot holders are too funny!

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  20. I love to machine embroidery things and now you've made me want to run make some pot holders...they are beautiful and funny! Thanks for showing how to use those other stitches we have on our machines.

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  21. I hope you will enjoy your turkeys as much as we did. 45,000 stitches, wow.

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  22. Wow, you do beautiful work, I loved seeing all your roosters. You have so many different kinds. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. Fun embroidery to add to your chicken collection! Whoa, I just noticed the COW with a chicken costume! Hahaha!

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  24. You really know your EQ7 those are great designs! Thank you for sharing! Great job!

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  25. Fun ideas! Where is your favorite place to get embroidery designs? I love urban threads

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  26. I think you have the first turkey in the hop! Stay tuned because I have one on my day as well . I'll have to look for a circular attachment as I really like that border design you stitched!

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  27. What neat projects, thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Very clever that Tom Turkey stayed around too long. Great projects for Black Tie Boogie and thanks for hopping. Creative 45,000+ Stitching Bliss...

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  29. Wow, that is a lot of stitching. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  30. Great collection of farm birds! I bet you are glad you didn't have to stitch those 4700 stitches for the Thanksgiving Turkey! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  31. Wonderful projects! Thank you for sharing :)

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  32. Hilarious post! Great job as usual! Hmm..I need to check into getting a circular attachment for my machine, don't think I've noticed one before. I really like the look of the serged rolled hem to finish the potholders! The cow-chicken is funny! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  33. Ah! A woman after my own heart! I collect chickens too, figurines, plates rugs, and live hens too. These are great!

    Thanks for sharing. ~ Lynda

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  34. I love your chicken and the turkeys. Great work. Enjoyed seeing your collectibles.

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  35. I too love chickens as my whole kitchen is done in them Thanks for sharing

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  36. Love the tom turkey designs ... before and after ... :) Pat

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  37. Great work on your potholders. You must have a fabulous collection!

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  38. Great use of those stitches!!! You are right, we should try more of them out! :)

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  39. Poor Tom should have flew the coop when he had the chance. LOL Great potholder designs for Turkey day.

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  40. I love all of your projects. Great machine embroidery. Love it all. Happy Thanksgiving.
    cheers,
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  41. I had to laugh when I saw your last turkey!! I love my circular attachment, too. A person needs to really push to use all those wonderful stitches that machines come with nowadays.

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  42. LOL Poor Tom Turkey! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  43. I really lol when poor Tom hung around too long. Great post and thank you for sharing your machine embroidery. I would like to purchase an embroider machine some day. Great pot holders and a great way to finish them. Thanks for sharing those great ideas.

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  44. Poor poor Tom. Cute post.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  45. I love the chicken cow. My grandson calls Chic Fil A chicken cow. It's his favorite place to eat.

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  46. You have some great chicken things!

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  47. On first glance, I thought your first turkey was punched into tin! What a spectacular piece!

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  48. your potholders are so wonderful. the cow/chicken is so cute. thank you for sharing

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  49. So funny and so fun to read your post. I had to really laugh!! The three pot holders came out so nice. And just in time to put to good use for the holidays. I love the color combination of the first turkey. It looks almost vintage and is timeless. Thanks for sharing your creations. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  50. Great projects! I got a laugh when I saw Tom in that last photo!

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  51. Loved all of your projects they were so cute

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  52. Great projects! Lovely stitching.

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  53. LOL - poor Tom. Maybe he was too friendly and social.
    I will try not to overstay my welcome.

    I have a large collection of chicken dishes and glassware too.

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  54. Cute potholders, love the embroidery and I agree about the fancy stitching on our machines, we should all try to use it any chance we get!

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  55. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop---on deadline, 3 must get done soon items---but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you! Cute choices! I am still giggling about the one that hung around a little too long and got caught as dinner! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving day.

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  57. My Mother loves to collect rooster and chicken knickknacks too! You have done such a clever job on your stitchwork, I am amazed at the complicated items, thanks so much for sharing!

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  58. Great projects, and a great collection too!

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  59. Poor Tom Turkey! But too cute. 45,000 stitches...WOW! Thanks for sharing.

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