Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Put a Stamp On It

Hooray today is my day for the Put a Stamp On It blog hop.

                              
A great big hug goes out to Madame Samm for hosting and Thearica from Pigtales and Quilts  for being our cheerleader.

Here is today's line up:


 When I saw this blog hop I thought it may be interesting, but then committing was very tough for me.  I finally stamped in with both feet.

Sorry about the pictures.  Days and days of sun and humidity with storms in the evening and the day I want to take pictures, we are having torrential downpours so pictures were taken in the sunroom.  
I came up with two ideas. The first project I saw these very cute pincushions called the Square Deal pincushion.  I wanted something similar but with my own spin.

I created my Portland stamp pincushion.

I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon in a small town called Gresham.  How I ended up in the Midwest still amazes me. (That is a whole other story!)  Portland is called "The City of Roses"  there is even have a Rose Festival every year with a grand floral parade, Rose Festival Princesses and a Queen chosen from the High Schools within the City of Portland, a milk carton boat race, just to name a few of the fun activities. The festival has been going for over 100 years. 

I used the pattern for the square deal, but made mine a wee bit larger. I found this great pattern for the fabric roses at Calamity Kim.  One turned out cute, but the other I messed with too much and so it didn't turn out as cute.  The stamp is 5 cents because that was the price of a stamp the year I was born in Portland Oregon. Portland, Oregon, and the .05 cents were embroidered with one strand of embroidery floss, the edge was finished with a "fancy stitch" on my sewing machine, and the pin cushion was filled with shredded scraps of batting, and chick grit. 

My other idea was another mug rug to match the one I made for DH for father's day.  

I used some John Deere fabric which I have waiting for a special project,  my newly acquired skills with my EZ Dresden ruler, and printing on fabric to create this stamp.  My new hometown is Carleton, Michigan which is south of Detroit.  I share an old farmhouse which was built by my DH's great, great grandfather a 150 years ago, that is before the Civil War!  I stuck with my 5 cent stamp and used the John Deere colors of green and yellow using tiny scraps from my stash. 

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed the hop so far.  To celebrate my first blog hop, and my 100th blog post I am going to give away a $10 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop.  Leave a comment with a way to contact you and a random winner will be selected on July 5th.



 

63 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your Oregon pin cushion and the Michigan John Deere Stamp! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Your Portland stamp pincushion is quite cute! Love the 3-d roses!

jan said...

Love both of your stamps - I love Dresden flowers! too cute. congratulations on 100 posts! Thank you for sharing.
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Vickie said...

I love what you did !

Liz - Moments said...

the pincushion stamp is adorable !

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a adorable way of putting your stamp on it. Great job

Mara said...

Your dresden one is gorgeous and Portland, love the idea of the pincushion and pretty roses.

charlotte said...

Lovely. Those 3D roses are really special. Nice job.

Thearica said...

Those 3d roses rock! Your stamps are awesome! My hubby loves John Deere too!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Clever idea to make a 3D stamp/pincushion! The John Deere stamp is very nice too.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice!

Madame Samm said...

ahhhh a rose never was soo sweet....your 3D stamp...so clever...has my stamp of approval there is no doubt..wink

Sharon said...

Wonderful way to display your stamp...very pretty.

Jeanie said...

Great stamps! I think this is the first stamp pin cushion that I've seen and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

NotionNanny said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Both are great,..but I adore that pin cushion

StitchinByTheLake said...

Very cute - especially love the 3D effect! blessings, marlene

Patty D from NC said...

great stamp ideas - thanks so much for sharing.

PK Sews said...

I love quilts with special meanings! Your Portland pin cushion is beautiful, and so it the Michigan mug rug with the John Deere fabric. thanks for sharing!

apple blossom said...

pin cushion and mug rug are great. nice job.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhhh, do I love your pincushion stamp. But you know the Post Office would charge you extra from non-machineable! LOL!! Great mug rug stamp too!

Kathy L said...

Great job. Very original. Thanks for the the chance to win.

Linda said...

I love your little stamp quilt! How pretty!
My youngest son lives in Gresham! We stayed with him a few days last year and loved the area!

suz said...

adorable stamps! John Deere equipment has a special place in our hearts - my Dad was a heavy equipment Master Mechanic on road building projects. When he wasn't fixing the machines he would do the side embankments with a John Deere dozer. His John Deere hat was his favorite!

krislovesfabric said...

How pretty :)

Carol said...

I love John Deere and that stamp is perfect for that fabric...too cute! And that 3D rose is beautiful! Congratulations on a 100 posts and I'm so glad you finally hopped with us. :O)

Theresa said...

Lovely stamps, great job! Thanks for sharing!

JanesQuilting said...

VERY nice, I like how you made them look 3-D.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! This is great- love the 3d on the pincushion and jujst love the sunflower on the Michigan stamp!

Corrie said...

Two great places! Great job.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thanks for the sweet comment. DH is a heavy mechanic. The antique John Deere tractors, and my vintage sewing machines are his passion when it comes to tinkering around the house. DH saw a John Deere dozer in Northern California when we were there in January.

He was so cute....do you think we could just go and buy it? Me: Um no it is the middle of winter how are you going to get it back to Michigan? Drive it. Can't you find one a wee bit closer?

Linda Crosby said...

love your little sunflower stamp and your 3D pincushion as well!! thanks for sharing

patchouli moon studio said...

The 3-D rose makes an interesting stamp. I lived in Portland for a few years as a young child. My sister was born in Portland. I know where Gresham is too. There is a lot of great things about Portland. I never have been to Michigan though I have several friends who are from Michigan.

Britt-Inger said...

Your stamps are very lovely. My favorite is the sunflower stamp. Thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Both your stamps are so neat. I was from Flushing, Michigan! Thank you for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Great Job!!....we are up in upper NW Indiana...Thanks!!

Gill said...

Great stamps - I like them both!
Thanks for sharing.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love both stamps especialy the sunglower, great job and thank your for sharing.

gpc said...

Great stamps!

maggie said...

Very nice job on both of the stamps. I love them both! well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop and your 100 post! Love your pincushion! Your roses are pretty. I'm obsessed with pincushions ! Love your mugrug also. Perfect fabric and looks amazing used in your dresden. Amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Heikesquilt said...

I love this little pincushion stamp, thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. Each one is lovely.

BizyStitches said...

Fun stamp and story. My husband and I lived in Portland for 22 plus years and we ended up in the Midwest as well in central Kansas. Thanks for the fun.

Annette Schultz said...

Love the pin cushion idea..... fun and useful.
thanks for sharing your ideas with us today
in stitches

Anonymous said...

I really like your tractor stamp. I have always been fascinated by tractors, especially the steam ones. I am a fellow Michigander--opposite side of the state--Grand Rapids.

senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Joanna said...

I love Dresden plate blocks but haven't tried making them yet. I'm inspired by your Michigan stamp. It's very pretty, even in the John Deere colors. Your Portland roses are lovely.

Linda J said...

The Portland roses are gorgeous! Fun to put them on a pin cushion. I bet your husband loves his new mug rug too. Well done.

CharlotteT said...

Very nice stamp you made, good to have you participate with us!

Bonnie58 said...

Your dresden stamp turned out great.Thanks so much for sharing

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great job! I love them both but especially the pincushion.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Wow, two stamps?! You've been busy! Very nice!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Impressive! I am partial to the Dresden...(maybe cause I haven't tried it yet, or maybe because it reminds me of sunflowers. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Congratulations for 100 and for your first hop. Your stamps are wonderful. You certainly put your personal stamp on the stamps! Thanks for a chance to win.

madebymeinred said...

Wow! Very clever. Great colors too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for visiting and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the nice comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for visiting and for the kind comment.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your stamp projects especially the dresden one-a favorite of mine. From California, thanks for sharing.

auntdebbiequilts said...

Pretty stamps. I especially like the Portland Rose stamp. Beautiful!

Debby said...

The rose stamp is very nice, indeed! Love that it's 3-D. And that John Deere fabric? Wow! How fun is that? Both stamps are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Emily C said...

Lovely stamps. Awesome 3d rose.

Carrie P. said...

I missed your "stamp". You made such a cute one.
well done. maybe this won't be you first and last time do the blog hop. They are fun and I have done several of them.