Monday, February 10, 2014

WAVING to you….Flags on a STICK blog hop ….over here!

It all started with our delightful neighbours ( Bob and Darlene)  who
seasonally add FLAGS ON A STICK
that always has me smiling when I drive by.
So when I got home after seeing her Christmas one,
and lo and behold someone had a company with
that exact name…. Yes, totally freaked me out! 

Of course then I am already thinking-- BLOG HOP!
I am already thinking "WE can design our very own FLAGS"
I am already thinking " Maybe you too will want to play"

Yep that is what I was thinking… ( my creative muscles have
been- well shall we say…sparkling…my DH calls 
me sparky- now you know why)

So here is ME waving my FLAG to all of you…
Let's create a FLAG that says something about US….
Some personal ideas I came up with…

"A Quilter LIVES HERE…
in her studio 24 hours a day"

it will consume YOU!

"Welcome to my land
of MAKE believe…
( I believe I can make anything)

or be inspired by some of these

Valentines is this week!

 ( each post during our hop, I will show you more)

Of course you will have many ideas….your country,
your name, your family's name, your garden, your fav coffee ( ok that is mine again)
YOU can create it with anything, your quilting fabric, ( you will have to take
it in when it rains ) how about Laminates, or oil skins….

and here is where you can be more CREATIVE whereby
the rewards will be an opportunity to

tell me more…

This is from FLAGS ON A STICK...

Flags On A Stick is getting together with Sew We Quilt to offer all those who are entering the blog hop an exclusive chance to Win Your Wish List!

What do I have to do? Simply create an account at Flags On A Stick (https://www.flagsonastick.com/login.php?action=create_account). As you browse around the store, select the “Add To Wishlist” option on the product page to start compiling your selections and name your wish list "Flag Hop".

What do I win? The winner will get to choose their favorite flags from their wish list
 (a value up to $50). that is 4-5 flags depending on your choices!

Who will be picked as the winner?  Whoever wins the Flag On A Stick blog hop as picked by Sew We Quilt will be the winner. Please note that in order to win you must have an account and wish list created at flagsonastick.com. The prize cannot be transferred or received as a cash reward.

Good Luck to everyone who enters! We are excited to see your amazing creations!
 ( OK- I just opened up an account with them
once you do that, you can choose your selections
you will note for instance you like the HEART ONE 
on the bottom right there is a button to add to cart..
and below that wish list…that is where you click….)

And for all those who will sign up with 
She really did squeal just a bit when she found
out she was our cheerleader for this hop
YOU can count on her always to shake her POM POMS for YOU! 

T, as I call her would like you to do the following..

Subject line..
"I am waving my FLAG"

Please send your information to

Thearicas's email

justcallmeq  at century link dot net

YOUR name
YOUR email
YOUR blog name
YOUR blog url.

Anyone and everyone can participate in our HOPS.
If ever you wanted to have cheerleaders in your life
to cheer on your creativity….
well you do not need to look any further…

1. CREATE a Design for your flag…. approx. size of flag
to fit a pole 12.5 x 18 inches or ( 31.75 centimetres x  45.72 ) with a sleeve of course...

2. BE a cheerleader for all those who participate, there is nothing 
as heartfelt as your lovely comments.

3. Please turn off your word verification the day of your
post…you really do not want to miss any comments..
YOU have no idea how that one comment can be a life changer….

4. Be sure to add your post at midnight EST. WE have visitors
all around the world who like to get up like we do in North America
to your lovely creations

5. Please ADD everyone including YOUR blog on your post 
that day, so we can find everyone as easily as we found you..

6. MOST IMPORTANT, commit, if you don't, you have
taken the spot of someone else who I will be hearing about,
trust me there…I will be waving a flag of SURRENDER! 

7. Add the button to your blog so everyone will see
you have a FLAG to wave….
( code on your top right, to be copied and pasted 
to an HTML gadget) 

The end!


For all those who sign up, I have a few poles
to send out BEFORE the hop begins so YOU
will have something to display your FLAG! 
( you will be contacted within  the week 
who will be the lucky recipients) 

And for those who may not have a pole YET to display their FLAGS
 I have 2 choices for you…

Obviously Flagsonastick has some….
here is their link...

Flags on a Stick
( think flags. think this company)
She has amazing flags for every season, every occasion
they are bright, they are cheery, they will make you smile...



As we always provide some  choices..

HERE is another… I came across this POLE company
that has some very interesting unique finials on the poles
The GENTLEMAN I spoke to really GOT we are doing…
His role will become known during our HOP… 

of course they would have a HEART

nooo not a STAR

is that a LADY BUG ? 

OHHHH ONE  more thing….

I would also like to convey, that it is a possibility
if any of YOU create and design an OUTSTANDING FLAG
the owner of Flagsonastick will share your idea with a company
that manufactures her FLAGS….
and you could someday have a REAL FLAG on the market!

So what are you waiting for?
( of course after YOU design one) 


  1. Oh, Oh, Oh, I'm first to make a comment and I've been waiting for 5 years to make my flag. I can't have a sign in my neighborhood advertising my longarm quilting business so my then 12 year old son suggested I make a flag and hang it out by the mailbox. I bought the fabric, but never got around to making it. I couldn't decide on just one design. He will be so pleased with his Queen Mom when I finally do this. Whoo Hooo!!!

  2. Yay! I emailed Thearica and now am getting the ideas brewing in my brain box :) Thank you again for this challenging fun!!

  3. Waving the sign me up flag here! Email sent ... :) Pat

  4. Just sent an email to Ms T to sign me up. Now I gotta figure out how to make one!
    xo jan

  5. Oh my, I have wanted one of these little outdoor flags for some time, but just could not bring myself to buy a ready made one; wondered if I could make my own...guess I should have googled it to find out the answer LOL. Trust you, our precious Mdm. Samm!

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    1. i just wish I could do what YOU do! but... in the meantime, I'll wish for a flagpole with a KEY on it!

  7. Woohoo, this sounds like a fun one!! I'm all in!!!

  8. I'll be waving with you...email sent!

  9. This one sounds like fun Samm! I waved an email to Thearica that I will be joining you all.

  10. I've sent my email. This is going to be fun!

  11. I'm WAVING my hand for Flags on a Stick!! I'll WAVE an email to Thearica and signing up with our blog sponsors since they "Get Us" and I'll be ready to Wave My Flag. Here in the Deep South, it is very "southern" to have a flag in your gardens, on the side 0f your Driveway, by the front door, etc... I think I will find some laminate fabric since I've never used it before and I do want mine to be able to take a little rain now and then..
    I Love You Sweet Samm (hope DH is still getting his strength more and more each day)
    Gmama Jane

  12. This is going to be so fun! I'm headed over to send Thearica an email telling her I want to wave my flag. I've already got some ideas. Fun fun!

  13. Oh, my flag will be waving!!

  14. Since I am new to this process...does my sending an email to Thearica automatically mean I am joined up and participating or do i get a notice from her that i can participate?

  15. I've sent my email, and created an account. I'm trying really hard to add items to my wish list, but everytime I do, it puts them in my cart. So frustrating!

  16. I'm with Shirley, I'm having trouble making a wish list. I figure I have plenty of time to do it, but the web site is putting the items in my cart. I'll check back on another day and maybe it will work.

    This will be a fun hop. My flag will wave every day because the wind blows like crazy here...lol

    1. Carla, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've tried several times. I sent them a message so I'll try again tomorrow.

    2. I was having the same problem. Spoke directly with Becky, via live chat, and she let the tech people know. Haven't tried yet today, but want to make sure they have time to fix it LOL

    3. They wrote me back and said it is a technical issue. So keep on trying!

    4. Hello, My deepest apologies that our Wish List on www.flagsonastick.com is not working correctly. The tech department is aware of the issue and trying to find a solution. I just tested it this morning. Currently it duplicates the items that you select for your wish list. This won't count against you in any way. Go ahead and add as many as you "wish". Again, my apologies for the difficulties. Enjoy making your own flag. We can't wait to see what you all create!
      Becky, Owner @ Flags On A Stick

  17. I was in a hurry this morning when I sent my e-mail. (I just couldn't wait) I think I worded the subject ling wrong. Hope all is well. I just love some of the flags on "Flags on a Stick". I just registered and made my "Wish List". My husband laughs at me with the flags that I do have. Our house sits far from the road that no one can see a flag, but I keep putting them out. I tell him, I can see them. This is going to be a lot of fun, I will be waving my flag and cheering everyone along.

  18. Looking forward to another wonderful hop! Working on my wishlist! Waving my flag!

  19. I moved almost two years ago and I've been wanting a garden flag pole and some flags. Never thought about making my own! Cool concept.

  20. I love Flags On A Stick and have ordered from them before! They have great banners/flags for all seasons. What a great idea for a hop. I will love following this hop for exciting creative designs. ~Shari

  21. I love Flags on a Stick and have ordered from them before. What a great idea for a hop! I will be waving and cheering for all the fun creative ideas. ~Shari

    1. Hi Shari,

      Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Glad to hear you are also a Flags On A Stick customer. I sincerely appreciate your business!

    2. Hi Shari,

      Thanks for participating in the blog hop. AND... thanks for being a Flags On A Stick customer.


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