Thursday, February 14, 2013

OXOXOX

Happy Valentine’s Day! Once again Madam Samm and her cheerleading squad deserve lotsa Hugs and Kisses for putting together a fabulous hop for us! Jane has done a great job of keeping us organized!
        Before I share my block, I have a short story. My Sunshine Boy, Nehemiah was about 6 years old and just learning to read. It was close to Valentine’s Day and we were all at Nana’s (Nana also loves Valentine’s Day and always has great decorations,) Miah looks up at me and says “Aunt Bobbie, why do all the Valentine’s decorations say Ox Ox on them?”   I had no idea what he was talking about “Ox, Ox?” Then he pointed at Nana’s tablecloth which had hearts and hugs and kisses (XOXO) on it. He was looking at it upside down and sure enough, XOXO upside down is OXOX.

 As I was thinking on Hugs and Kisses for this hop, I knew I had to incorporate this story into my project. So here is my OXOX block- which I will turn into a pillow case for My Sunshine Boy.
 
I used the pattern from Debbie Mumm’s
Quick Country Quilting to make the Ox (ok ok he really is a cow)
and CaMom had sent me the longhorns fabric in
one of her moo-velous stash enhancing boxes.



I was going to make just one thing for this hop but- when we went shopping I asked EmmaBean to pick out some fabric for St Patty’s Day and she picked the ladybugs- I just had to make something for her and then Jayme over at finding sweetland reminded me of  Rachel's ( ps i quilt)  cute little friendship bag- I used some of my gazillion 2 inch squares and tweaked the pattern a bit – her strips were a different size and I wanted a two tone handle.  I made EmmaBean this cute little bag- it worked up in less than two hours (not counting the fabric choosing.)
I added a fussy cut laddy bug and some rickrack too

the back
inside
EmmaBean loves her new bag!


Then Amanda over at Jedi Craft Girl used her Jedi bloggy tricks and *forced* me to make this little guy- He took less than 10 minutes! I will be making more for sure!

I didn’t even have to add eyes-
 my fabric just happened to have O’s in
just the right places!  
Be sure to check out all the fun hugs and kisses over at




 

Wishing you a Valentine’s Day
                           with lots of OXOX!!

80 comments:

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Hoot, hoot what a cute owl! And Emma got a wonderful bag but you OX OX block takes the cake!! Very cute story!

Judy B said...

What great Valentine's gifts! OX OX made me laugh! Thank you for sharing.

Nati said...

Cute projects, like the little owl, thanks for sharing!

lefuntz said...

Love the story and all your projects. Great gifts. I need to give some OX to my family.

Frances said...

XO XO XO what sweet valentine treats.

Elita en Suisse said...

I can see giving some OX to my family as well. Adorable bag (like the interior fabric alot!) and the owl really is a hoot! I love the "expression" it has with one eye bigger than the other. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

Great projects! and Ox Ox made me laugh too!!
Thank you for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

You have made adorable gifts to Valentine and the owl is so cute. Thanks for sharing

Debby said...

Cute projects and I absolutely love the little girl modeling the bag. She is SO cute. And the owl is a hoot! Thanks for sharing so many photos. Have a great day.

Fiesta said...

Cute bag

Jeanie said...

Cute projects and stories. I hope Miah gets lots of Ox's today!

Sharon said...

Very cute from quilt to owl.....thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nehemiah gave you a memory gift which are the best kind. Cherish all the memories. Nice projects too.

Thearica said...

Your OX quilt is delightful as are the bag and owl! But the little girl is beautiful!

Sowing Stitches said...

Adorable projects and each so perfect for the individuals blessed by your love. May your day be filled to overflowing with LOVE.

Cathy said...

Your post has been lots of fun. Everything you`ve created is great!

Joyce Carter said...

Great story and I love your projects, especially the little bag. Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for sharing.
oxoxox

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

lots of hugs and kisses there!!! just adorable..great little bag

Just Quilt It said...

EmmaBean is a very lucky little girl--lovely work. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Hoot! love the owl and I chuckled at how the eyes came to be! :D What a beautiful bag, too! Thank you for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Just Carol said...

I love the OX OX story and your pillowcase OX/cow is so cute. That EmmaBean is adorable in the pic with her sweet little bag. Love the owl, too! You were a busy lady. :O)

Linda said...

How cute! I love the story and the projects! Happy Valentine's Day!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

These are great gifts! Love the bag!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Love the box, and the story, sooo sweet
Emma's bag is superb, she is adorable too oooh I want to hug her.
The owl is adorable. I want to make one. Love the eyes
Thanks for sharing today

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Owllllll have one of those! So cute!

Sandy said...

Your oxs will make a great pillowcase! Great gifts!

patchouli moon studio said...

Emma Bean with that bag is so darn sweet!

Cliodana said...

all beautiful thank's for sharing. have a wonderful valentin's day

Gwen said...

Love your OXOX story! And your bag is so cute! Happy Valentines Day!

Suze said...

What great projects and memorable stories to go with each. Thank you for the inspirations.

Tammy said...

Super cute...love the valentines day owl.

Quayceetatter said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! Love your projects, neat bag.

Sallie said...

Love the OX story! Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!

Madame Samm said...

oh your machine was just stitching up so much love

MooseStash Quilting said...

Just so cute, I know those little ones are feeling the love today!

Vicki H said...

Love the OX story. All your projects are great!

krislovesfabric said...

Sweet projects, great story, thanks for sharing!

Denise Bevard said...

VEry cute, thanks for sharing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Valentine's Day! You were very busy and gave love to "sew" many! Great parade.

Lou said...

Absolutely LOVE the owl!!! How lucky that the o's landed where they did!
Sweet!

Cathy's Chatter said...

Ah, you make me smile! Thanks for sharing

Ranch Wife said...

LOL - what a sweet story and you found the perfect way to celebrate it with that very cute pillowcase. Emma's bag is darling - you have been a busy lady.

Kathy H said...

Such great heart projects and the eyes did work perfectly on that little guy.

Wendy said...

lovely projects, your ox is so cute!

sandra said...

Love the story sounds like my grandsons . Emma's bag is so adorable and so is Emma. Thanks for sharing all your heart projects.

Nikita said...

cute owl!

Martina said...

Cute projects! lovely, especially the owl!

Martina said...

Cute projects! lovely, especially the owl!

tink's mom said...

Everything is great but your owl is priceless.

Wendy said...

Very, very sweet story. Thank you for sharing. Happy valentines day!

Lyn said...

Thanks, loved your entries in the hop!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thank you for sharing! I love how you incorporated that sweet memory into a pillow case for your son. Thanks for the link to the bag, too--I'll be using that :)

Nini said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful projects but I love, love your ox story. :) blessings, marlene

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work!! thanks for sharing!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your projects.

Elizabeth said...

Love the bag and little Emma is so cute! Lucky girl!

lori said...

how cute love the owl

gpc said...

Love the idea of an XO pillowcase, LOVE the little bag, and the owl is adorable!

Connie said...

Wonderful bag and what a cute owl!

Quilter Kathy said...

So FUN! You are spreading love and smiles!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love them all..the OX, the ladybug bag and the sweet owl. Thanks for sharing

The4Rs said...

charming ideas, and love the story! the old timey quality of the little girls photo is so endearing, enjoyed it all! thanks for hopping along!

LJ said...

So nice to share your skills with two youngems. OX to you, too. Happy V Day!

Kristen King said...

What fun projects! ;)

carla said...

Hi!!! Cute projects!! They are all adorable!!! Love the oxox story!!! Little ones are so sweet!! Thank You

Heide said...

Think EmmaBean would share her bag? That is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Farm Quilter said...

Wow, busy, creative lady, for sure! Your OX pillow case and story are adorable! Love your bag for your princess and your owl is a hoot!!! OXOX

Cecilia said...

Great projects! I love the bag! Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Sweet story and Emma's bag is sEw adorable just like Emma. Great job!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a cute story! That will have to be shared many years from now with his girlfriend, hehe. It will be a great pillowcase. Super cute bag also! Thanks for sharing with us, great job!

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BizyStitches said...

the ox ox story is so cute. That is something to remember for a long time. Love the little bag. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

What fun projects! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

DeAnna S. said...

Love all the XO fabric. They are really cute and you've made some great projects with them! Thanks for sharing.

java diva said...

I love the bag and the pillowcase!

Linda J said...

Cute story about ox, ox but what a lovely little model with the sweet tote. Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day!

MoeWest said...

The OX pillowcase is a hoot! Oh, and so is the owl, very cute. EmmaBean is good at picking fabric and her new bag is lovely.

Amy said...

I laughed so hard after reading ox! My son did the same thing to me a couple weeks ago. Oh, kids, they are too much fun!

Mara said...

So cute, loving all of your creations.

Kat said...

OX --- I love it!! :-)

That bag is adorable. I'm a huge fan of ladybugs so I especially love how you added that little touch. So sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!