Monday, March 25, 2013

I AM "STITCHING IT UP"

Thanks to Madame Samm and Jane for this fun hop.

 I decided that I need a lot and I mean a lot of practice in my stitching so that I why I joined this hop. I would not stitch otherwise.

 Some of us learned to read with the Dick and Jane Readers.

 When I saw these two I just knew what I wanted to do with them.

 Another thing it reminds me of is that Bobby Vinton song "Dick and Jane"

DICK & JANE
 Bobby Vinton


 Look, Dick look, look at Jane
See Jane laugh and play Look,
 Dick look, see pretty Jane
 I'm gonna marry her someday
 I've loved her since we were children back in grammar school
 Loved her then and I always will
 Though I know I'm just a fool
 Then one day I kissed her
 But it was all in vain
 Cause I was at their reception to have fun with Dick and Jane
 Look, Dick look,
 look at Jane
 See Jane laugh and play
 Look, Dick look,
 see pretty Jane
I'm gonna marry her someday
 Time has turned some pages
Since they moved away
 I think back in stage
 of the way she'd laugh and play
 Today I received a letter
 that she has passed away
 So one last time
 I kissed her by the flower
s where she'll lay
 Look, Dick look,
 look at Jane See Jane laugh and play
 Look, Dick look,
see pretty Jane
 I'm gonna marry her someday

I took several pictures of this quilt but couldn't get it to show up well....

Here is the list of all those that are part of the hop today...Hope to see you there!


Beverly @That Other Blog
Creating My Comforts

 Don't forget the pattern giveaway below this post.

83 comments:

Fiona said...

what a sweet stitchery... so many of us learnt to read with Dick and Jane...
Hugz

Judy B said...

Love how you made the wee tots into Dick and Jane! Thank you for sharing.

Christine M said...

Your little quilt is very cute.

Patty C. said...

Lovely quilt- sooo cute

Martina said...

So sweet to have them together! Lovely work!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Its looking awesome. So cute these to er.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Aletta said...

What a cute idea to combine those patterns! It's so much fun to watch all these different embroidery projects in this bloghop. Thank you for sharing yours!

Britt-Inger said...

Your embroidery is so cute with the two children playing.
Thanks for sharing your creativity

AnitaS said...

You made it very cute. It is so pretty.

Frances said...

I love the way you put so many embroidery patterns together. Nice quilt.

charlotte said...

Very cute way to display your stitching!

JustCindy said...

That is adorable! You do such pretty things.

Sharon said...

Hi Barb your little quilt looks wonderful and a great tribute to Dick and Jane.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice job! Thanks for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice quilted piece. Thanks for sharing.

Gene Black said...

I learned to read with Dick and Jane (and Sally, Spot and Puff)
Your stitched piece looks great.

Thearica said...

Your little quilt is so sweet!

patchouli moon studio said...

Sweet quilt.

KaHolly said...

Sweet!

Cathy said...

That`s a cute concept! The boy and girl together are adorable.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

unique idea....cute

Gwen said...

What a lovely job you did, incorporating several designs into your project. And such a great idea to connect them to Dick and Jane (although I think the little girl looks more like Sally!) :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a perfectly adorable stitchery! Yes and I grew up with Dick and Jane and Sally and Spot and Fluffy too!

Cindy said...

"In the day" I did handwork stitching but no more. I admire and respect those that have that talent as you do, Barb.
Beautiful work!

Sowing Stitches said...

:) Dick and Jane! Now you must stitch up Puff and Spot! I can just see the Dick and Jane series popping up in your quilts! Nice job! :)

Madame Samm said...

Oh my word what a great idea....it looks brilliant...I so remember those books....this is what this looks like a a book cover...

Sheila said...

Just adorable, you did very well with all of your stitching :-)

andsewon said...

So very cute!

Linda Coleman said...

that is such a cute embroidery, great work

Sandra Rowe said...

Love your stitchery! I had a Dick and Jane book when I was younger but my sister threw it into the fireplace!!

Fiesta said...

It looks beautiful Barb.

GardenofDaisies said...

Love it!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So cute! Love it.

Beverly said...

Great idea and good job! I love the Dick and Jane idea, it precious. I had trouble with my pictures too but I can see your did a good job on the stitching!

Vickie said...

Very cute !

Linda said...

I still have a Dick and Jane book! They certainly made an impact on many of us. One of my first quilts was an applique of Jane and an embroidered verse from the book. You did a great job on yours!!!

Kathy said...

VERY cute!!!!!

Brenda said...

Great idea! Looks like you got a lot of practice in. Sew cute!

carla said...

Hi!!! It is so pretty!!! Love all the spring colors!!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I remember that song! I love what you did with the Wee Tots! Super cute Barb and your stitching is great, now we can see more of it in future projects! Thanks for playing.

Teresa said...

Love your little quilt. I, too, grew up reading Dick and Jane and still love those books.

Lou said...

Too cute!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Very pretty

Just Quilt It said...

Your quilt is adorable. Enlarging it, I could see all of the lovely stitches and details. Beautiful job!

The Slow Quilter said...

Love Dick and Jane and that is such a beautiful quilt, it reminds me of spring with the flowers. You did a great job.

Carol said...

I so remember reading those books and your project totally captures those memories...love it! Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

Linda J said...

So cute and how fun to combine the two wee tot motifs and then accentuate it with a couple of Cyndi's floral motifs. The hint of color on the designs is lovely.

Anonymous said...

That is too cute! We learned from Dick and Jane in School. Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

Jeanie said...

I certainly remember Dick and Jane... your quilt is a perfect match! Thanks for sharing!

apple blossom said...

cute dick and jane

Gmama Jane said...

Since my name is Jane I just KNEW the books were talking about me! I even dressed like Jane in the books and many many people said I looked just like "Jane" when I was little.
Gmama Jane

Cathi said...

I love your quilt! And the sayings you added! Fabulous!

sandra said...

I too remember Dick and Jane and also the song. Really sweet Barb after me asking if you knew about hops you show up on one lol.

Patty said...













I LOVE this. What a pretty quilt.

Pauline said...

What a cute quilt!Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I have an old Bobby Vinton Album, but don't recall that song. You peeked my curiosity-I have The Greatest Hits Album and that song didn't make it. Funny, we are planning a remodel and I was just thinking about finding a place to sell all those old albums that I don't play any more, but my husband told me to "wait." I have a stack about 18" high and he has a larger collection which he never did play after we moved into this house and he wouldn't let me play on his "new" stereo which is now old. Funny how all of that is passe now, but I hear that vinyl is making a comeback because they last longer than CD's. Your embroidery, and Madam Samm's designs remind me of the Campbell's soup kids! LOL!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute stitchery, and yummy fabrics to go with it.

Marjorie said...

I love the Dick and Jane books. I can remember vividly the very minute that I could read those words. I was so excited and went running up to my teacher and read to her.

lefuntz said...

That is sew cute! I might be showing my age but I learned to read with Dick and Jane and Spot.

LJ said...

Oh, yes, I did grow up with Dick and Jane. The quilt brings back some lovely memories. Lovely.

Needled Mom said...

I have thought all along that the little girl reminds me of baby Sally in Dick and Jane. It looks great, Barb.

Crispy said...

The stitching is wonderful. I grew up with Dick & Jane too.

Crispy

lauraluvsloons said...

Dick and Jane was my first reading book. You made a very cute quilt with this nostalgic theme.

Corrie said...

Super cute! Love love Dick & Jane.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing.

tink's mom said...

I am a Dick and Jane fan. Great job you did, thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

I remember the Dick and Jane books, we had a few return to the shelves at the library a few years back, I think they were reprinted. What a fun way to use these great designs. You are a very creative lady.

Carrie P. said...

you did a great job. so cute.

Janet said...

Very pretty quilt! I don't remember that song at all...

Carla said...

What great memories of begining reading. Lovely quilt.

Teresa in Music City said...

So cute! I loved the Dick & Jane books :*) You did a marvelous job on your project!

CaliQuilter said...

So cute! I love the way you adapted Dick and Jane for this piece.

Quilt n Queen said...

OMG Barb, you are sEw creative, the Dick and Jane quilt is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy stitching, Pauline

Robin said...

Aw, so cute. Your piece turned out wonderful!

Theresa said...

Oh so very sweet!!

krislovesfabric said...

So glad to see the little boy make it into the hop :)

vicki said...

So cute, thanks for sharing you did a really good job. vickise at gmail dot com

thepiececorps said...

So very cute! B-)

Jenny said...

adorable. good job!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Very cute! I like the light colors but no wonder you couldn't snap a good picture. I bet it is very pretty in person.

Debbie M said...

So cute! You did a great job stitching.

Teresa in Music City said...

I just love your little stitchery & thanks for sharing that song - FUN!!!

Sharon Dawn said...

That is adorable!! Love the colors you used too! Thanks for sharing!