Monday, March 31, 2014

Flags on Stick

I love flags, and how exciting to make one of my own.  I have gone back and forth for weeks about what to make, how to make it, and I finally decided that I wanted something cheerful and happy after this long, cold, snowy winter.


The ground is still frozen so I couldn't get my "stick" to stand up, but my flag has the hopes of warm, sunny days ahead filled with sunshine and smiles.  After making the front I thought I should have a playful back side to my flag seeing as that is the side I will see from my office each day.


I decided the back side should be winking...just to remind me of how much we love the warm summer days.  I did blanket stitch around all the pieces of my sun to give it some interest, but honestly, I think to simply see the sun with a smile is just what my garden needs.

Thank you to Madame Samm and Thearica for cheering us on and Flags On A Stick and Flag Outlet for sponsoring our hop.  Here are the rest of today's participants.  Happy Hopping and Stitching!!  --Kristen


51 comments:

Amy said...

It is adorable. Love the winking side, so sassy!!

Wendy said...

Kristen ... so very cute!! I love the sun design and even more fun is the winking from the sun. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing :)

Judy B said...

Love your sunny flag! Making it reversible is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Kristen, I would love to see that wink outside my window. Such a fun flag. Happy, happy, happy!

Janet said...

Very cute!

Createology said...

Oh yes, this is a fun and cheerful flag. I actually smiled when I saw the wink! Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

Anita said...

A lovely sun! I agree that it is much needed after a long winter.

Theresa said...

Very cute idea for a two sided sunny flag. Love the winking side.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a cute flag…love the sun winking :) Thanks for sharing!

Fishkopp said...

very cute - I love the winking eye

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh my word, simply cute cute cute...and the wink...yes we need some cheery reminders....

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

lol that's really cute and cheerful!

Britt-Inger said...

Your flag is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

Thearica said...

Your sun flag puts a bright spot on my morning! and the winking side is too cute!

Jeanie said...

Love the two sides! This is just right to bring a smile to all who pass by. Great job!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

So springy!! Love the two sides and the bright colors :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the wink Kristen!! The smiling sun made me smile on this stormy morning here in NB.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cute, cute, cute - love it! Especially that wink. :) blessings, marlene

Cindy said...

What a happy little sunshine. Love that he's winking, so cute!

Scrapatches said...

Adorable! Love the two sided whimsy. Thanks for rghtening my day! ... :) Pat

MooseStashQuilting said...

You can't help but be happy seeing either side of your adorable flag. How fun!

Annette Schultz said...

sew cute..... a sun with personality
thanks for sharing your talents with us today
in stitches

Carol said...

Such adorable faces on the flag! So cute and perfect to brighten a yard.

Linda said...

Your cheerful little flag is great for making your morning bright and getting you off on the right foot!

patchouli moon studio said...

Kristen I love the sun flag and the beautiful colors that you chose. The wink is precious!

Vickie said...

Today has gone from one side of the spectrum (Texas wild flowers in 89 degree weather) to the ground in your part of the U S ...still frozen ! But at least you have that super cute flag to remind you of the summer fun that's on it's way !

Susie Q said...

HI Kristen Love the happy suns and so nice to see after the long winter thanks for sharing. Susie x

Needled Mom said...

A winking sun....how cute!

Doris Rice said...

A bright fun sun, shiny flag! And the wink is just too cute!

JanesQuilting said...

So sweet..That is sure to add cheerfulness where ever it flies!

Brenda said...

Your flag really embodies the concept of simplicity -- and the old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words." It brought a big smile to my face on this gray cold day, and the back widened it even more. Enjoy your great flag -- front and back.

Leanne Parsons said...

How fun! My garden is still buried under 3 feet of snow, so I sure could use some sun smiling around here. The back of the flag is even better than the front!

Quilt n Queen said...

I luv your shineshine...it makes me happy and the winking on the backside...too cute!! Great job Kristen!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Wendy said...

How cute! I love the winking side!

Shelley said...

Please send some of that sun over to my house lol! Your flag is so inviting the sun will have to come out!

Kids and Sewing said...

Happy is right. I hope your flag warms up your part of the world. It should bring plenty smiles.

MoeWest said...

This flag makes me smile, especially the winking side!

Melody said...

Your sunny little flag is really charming.

CeLynn said...

Such a bright happy flag! Both sides are cheery,just what we need after a long dreary winter.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your sun is so bright and cheery and love the little wink side. Just what is needed after such a long harsh winter.

madebymeinred said...

Cute! I like the two sided idea. Great colors and a happy flag. Hope it warms up soon so you can get your stick settled in the ground.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Simple, sweet, cheerful! I've looked at it several times and each time I think you are a genius!

sandra said...

I love your flag it is so sweet and sunny. Especially love the winking side it made me smile and know that precious sun is sure to be shinning soon. Blessing Sandra

Judy said...

Such a sunny bright and welcoming flag! You surely brought Spring now!

Robin said...

Awwww, so cute!

Brandy Pettit said...

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me! Love it Kristen!!
~Brandy

Farm Gate Creations said...

So very bright and cheerful...that wink just made me smile.

LJ said...

What a cute idea to have your sun - winking. I love all the bright colors. Just what I need, too. Spring is on it's way but it's still tooo cold and windy - wind chill hasn't left the heartland, yet!

ShirleyC said...

Very cute! I love Mr. Winking Sun!
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.

Suze said...

How adorable - I love the two sides of the personality of the sun. I think we are all ready to see the playful sun for a change. However, I'm not ready for hot, hot, hot! Thanks for sharing for wonderful creation which will bring you smiles each day in your office.

Rachel said...

Very cute suns. Especially the winking one. :)