Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cluck Cluck....It's Boogie Woogie Time!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 
Black Tie Boogie Blog Hop!

Thanks again to our two chickie-poo's

They have really given us
something to crow about!

Be sure to visit them and sign up
for a chance to win some
Egg-cellent prizes
from our fine feathered sponsors:

Ok now...time to Boogie...
Let's step it up!
I've got a lot of cluckin' to do!

I was really looking forward to working with
Red Roosters "Black Tie Boogie" fabrics...
our shipment didn't make it in time.

But fear not!
I won't lay an egg.
Nope, you'll see no egg laying here....
"Fresh Eggs"
a really great panel from
Clothworks, designed by Dan DiPaolo.

From two of the blocks I made these sweet little wall hangings.

Some really dear friends of mine will be getting these for Christmas.
(Shhhh...don't tell.)

Repurposed Soda can pulls for hanging....
(okay...the truth...not soda...Woodchuck Amber Hard new

I planned to make everything this time around for somebodies Christmas pressie...
and started the next block with intentions of making a little hot pad.
I thought little "Bow Tie" blocks would make a sweet border.
After making 20 of them...they finish 2" btw...
I fell in love...added a bright happy sunflower border.....

 and.... Cluck Cluck!!!!

Merry Christmas to Me!
(am I bad?)
The Spouse and I have been married 35 years...we're planning a new kitchen
(okay we've been planning it for 10 yrs...but no matter...)
so I'm putting this away in my "hope chest"
(shouldn't we all start a new hope chest at least every 35yrs or so?).
Our kitchen will be Black and White with Red and Yellow accents...
How could I NOT keep this?

(Edited...Eegads...the post is "live" but I had to break in...I've been wondering why my little bow-tie blocks just don't look right...they look like spools...and DANG....just Now at 1:04AM I realize I didn't make BOW TIE blocks at all - they are spoolies...hahahahaha....well CLUCK!!!!  
I'll blame it on the 'cider')
What the block should have been
What was that I said about 'no egg laying'? lolol!!!!!

I really love these fabrics
(and yes, we still have panels and yardage available)

Earlier this fall, I made the quilted fabric for a nifty casserole carrier by Atkinsons Designs

My friend Gail put the carrier together...she does great work!

From the left over quilted 'scrap' I made the bottle holder.
I found the free tutorial at Pink Chalk Studios...thank you Kathy!
Aren't those little black Chickies just the cutest?

Looking back it seems I have a thing for
Black and White
Red and Yellow
(and was hard but I did NOT keep this quilt)


I made the quilt for my dear friend Deanna in Idaho after she tragically lost her entire chicken family one night. It just so happened I finished it in time for her birthday 
(one of the few times ever this last decade I was on time for someones birthday...cluck cluck.)
I'm sure she won't mind me sharing the label I made for the back of her's just too cute
and it's of course....

While I was hunting for a scrap of black fabric with white chicken wire
(which by the way I never did find - and that's why you don't see it here)
I came across just the perfect surprise....
Lookie Look...

I can't believe this little guy was tucked away in a box!
(I inherited the "box gene" from my know the one...
it's that gene that compels you to put things away in a box when you're
cleaning and run out of time to put everything in it's place...
or you've just run OUT of places to put those things...
so they wind up in a box)

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't even remember who gave him to me...
(yikes...I hope they don't read my blog)
But isn't he perfect for this hop?
Oh wait....
he needs a little something

hee hee

Much Better! Cluck!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit...
don't forget to click over to my other feathered friends today...
which reminds me...
the dear Madame chose a "peacock" on day 7....
and now I must show this pic of recent visitors....
They are our neighbors!
We didn't even know they'd moved in. haha

Oh and Wow...
I almost forgot!
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

In paying homage to our fine feathered fowls for this Blog Hop...
rest assured we couldn't possibly be eating turkey today...
Bob will be bar-b-que-ing Ribs
and making his special French Onion Soup.

Dontcha just love his Apron?


Blessings to all for a very Happy Holiday Season!
Bob and I are very Thankful to call you our Friends!

Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse >"<

Now Flap those Wings and Fly on Over To:


  1. Oh My - so many wonderful projects! I love the colors. You did an outstanding job. And you kitchen redo sounds like it will be cheery and inviting. I like the re-purposed soda...cider... ummm yes cider pull tab. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a blessed holiday season.

  2. Thanks for sharing your collection of projects! Thanks for the pop-top idea.

  3. What a cute panel and what you made from it! Like the pull tab idea. Thank you for sharing and BTW what time is dinner?, LOL!

  4. Oh boy, you sure make this little family laugh! We so giggled over the spoolies - bowties - didn't even notice till ya mentioned it - then laughed and laughed!!! The mother used to like cider lots when she lived in England - scrumpy cider she reckons.
    And love your little fella who was hiding in the box - he's so handsome with his bow-tie on!

  5. What a fun time to visit with you. Love all the creativity that flows from you. I did notice the spools, but was being polite. And so delighted your little friend escaped from the box and put on his best tie for the occassion.

  6. It is always so fun read your posts and you are a very creative woman. That panel is fantastic and your man is bearing the apron with pride.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. What a wonderful collection of projects you have made. Love the chicken with the black tie! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love your projects! Thanks for the laughs...and Happy Holidays to you!

  9. What fabulous projects, great post :)

  10. Thanks for the fun post, Lynn. Your projects are all great and I really love the little guy at the end, especially with his bow tie. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Oh, the smiles and laughter you bring. Bob needs a bow tie, too. Your spools look great even if they were supposed to be bow ties. Love all your projects. Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. lol great post and wonderful projects! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  13. Great line up of projects.....everything is just perfect, even the spools! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a sip of cider for me!

  14. Oh a fantastic post and line of projects as usual!!!Happy Thanksgiving!!

  15. What wonderful projects! I LOVE those chicken blocks, gotta find that fabric! And all your little chicks are amazing. Enjoy those ribs, sounds like a reason to be thankful to me! :)

  16. So many, many projects! It is hard for me to choose a favorite. I love the story of the bow ties that turned out to be spools. Perfect for the kitchen of a quilt enthusiast.

  17. Hey... forget the roosters... I see a pig in that photo.. haha!

    Seriously, your rooster creations are fabulous!... even with your chunky "spool" bowties... I think they add charm to that there rooster. :)

  18. Lynn...where do I start... you must be eating eggs from chickens on steroids ! All the cute stuff you made with all that CUTE fabric (which I'm coveting right now) . I am in love with that quilt and the label ! That Bob is so cute, you lucky girl ! Y'all enjoy you're Florida Thanksgiving feast. and p.s. I like the spools did "sew" that hot pad.Thanks for the fun post, you never disappoint !

  19. Fabulous panel! You have have made some really cute projects with it. Love your creativity!

  20. YOU are one chickie poo that is the most amazing prolific rooster maker EVER …
    you always bring such passion in your creations , I can feel it…my fav..Spouses…apron..x

  21. What a wonderful buffet of chickens. I'm finding it hard to pick a favourite :)
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. I love the spool border on the hot pad - so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  23. My gosh. You've got a coop full if goodies and they are my kinda chicks. Great projects and my favorite colors.

  24. Love all your projects. The wall hangings are awesome and I love the checked fabric. You are one very talented gal! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

  25. What a smorgasbord of creativity. Love them all. And Happy Thanksgiving

  26. What a great variety of projects! I love the idea of re-purposing pop can tabs for mini quilt hangers. Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Wow, What beautiful projects. The one you are saving for your new kitchen is adorable. I love the boarder. Vongrats on your new kitchen and Happy Thanksgiving.

  28. Beautiful, lovely assortment of colours

  29. You always make me smile! Love your bright colors, and that great tip on pop can tabs! Heck the best tip is about that hard cider! I have to go shopping now! :-)

  30. LOL! You always make me smile!

    ove what you made, as usual!

  31. Great collection and a husband that cooks. Happy Thanksgiving!

  32. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I could relate to so much in this post - box addiction, and planning redesigns and remodels ten or 20 years in advance...etc.

  33. So many wonderful projects...I can't pick a favorite! But I do love those little wall hangings-perfect! And thanks for the tip about the can tab hanger. I love that too! blessings, marlene

  34. My goodness you have outdone yourself with all your chicken projects. I adore them all! Perfect for Black Tie Boogie hopping. Thank you for sharing and Bob looks fabulous in his chicken apron. Creative Stitching Blessings...

  35. So many great projects--I love them all! Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well!

  36. Great projects! Happy Thanksgiving from Canada.

  37. Holy Smokes!!! That's the most fantastic group of projects I've seen in a long time. Though chickens don't rhyme with mouse and spouse, you've certainly done them proud. (Hope Chest...goodness, it's been awhile since I heard that term. I still run into a thing or two in the house that was part of 'my' Hope Chest. Great memories.) Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary - 35 years!!! Congrats! Your posts are such fun and always make me smile. Thanks for making life a little bit sweeter. I think I'll boogie woogie out to the kitchen and dish up a slice of pumpkin pie.

  38. Thanks for the smiles. Great fun projects. I am glad you kept the quilt for yourself, it will look great in your new kitchen someday.

  39. Great fun post! Amazing projects! I have a chicken pincushion that I need to make. I'm also slowly doing my kitchen with chickens. After more than 20 years of having cows, I wanted a change, hehe. So many cute fabrics out. Thanks for sharing, awesome job!


  40. Love what you have done with the panel, All your creations are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!

  41. My goodness you must have kept really busy!! Very good job you have done too. I think the spools look like real bowties, so I thin kit turned out fantastic!

  42. I smiled all the way through your post and all your projects look wonderful! I may go pop the tab on a cider now, strictly for crafting purposes of course.

  43. You never lay an egg with your posts and I so, so, so look forward to what you're going to make as well as write. You are such a hoot, or cockadoodledoo, to visit! I love the colors and designs of all your projects

  44. Such a treat to come and visit your blog! Bob does your quilting and is such a good sport about the clothing, LOL. Actually are you sure spools are not more appropriate than the bowties? I know you were trying to stick to the theme but you are a sew-ist/quilter after all? Too funny about the goof though!

  45. My were busy. They are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing!


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