Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Road Home Row Along

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Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy are hosting this event.
There has been some great rows so far!
September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Kissed Quilts
Renee's Quilting Addiction
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Patchouli Moon Studio
Seacoast Quilter
3 Patch Crafts
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
Seams To Be Sew
Pine Valley
September 15
bdieges design
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Cloth and Paper Studio
Patti's Patchwork
Quilt in Piece
September 20
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Seams To Be Sew
Rebecca Mae Designs
September 22
Words & Stitches
Quilt Art
Any Pattern
Septmber 27
Creatin' in the Sticks
Moosestash Quilting
Patchwork Breeze
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt

September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
Westend Quilter
Pamela Quilts
October 4
Just Let Me Quilt
Linda Robertus
Elm Street Quilts
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
October 6
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Bumbleberry Stitches
Needle in a Hayes Stack
Show N Tell Day
October 11
All Things Sewn
Seams To Be Sew
Quilt in Piece
Just Let Me Quilt
Cloth and Paper Studio
Moosestash Quilting
I was thinking about what’s HOME to me when I signed up.
Is it NC where we currently live, was in FL where we used to live, but I always go back to saying I’m Danish from Denmark!!
I’m a proud DANE!
I first want to write a little note about why I picked Denmark and the blocks.
First, I was born and raised in Denmark and moved to the US when I was 18 to go to college and I’ve been here for almost 20 years now. Even though I’m very American, I still am proud of my roots and I’m still 100% Danish!
(I was highly encouraged to show some pics from home of me- so I dug out my old scrapbooks and took some pics)
This one is me in my grandmother’s patio chair I believe
sigh, look at that outfit and the walker!! lol
stylish red overalls and plaid short.
a picture from Legoland!
I loved to draw!
The blocks: The first block is Dannebrog- the name of our Flag which is supposedly the oldest flag in the world (google it!) It’s easy to see or guess how many of the European flags at least derived from such a simple “cross” flag.
The 2nd Block is a swan, which is our national bird, especially the one that has a black kind of bump over the yellow/orange beak!
The 3rd block is a lego! Legos are 100% Danish! Lego is a combination of the words LEG GODT which mean play well. I lived close to Legoland when I grew up and went there often, My grandfather actually went to school with either the founder or his son (I can’t remember now) Did you know there are more lego people in the world than real people!?
The 4th block is a stack of books and I wrote on there H.C. A which is Hans Christian Andersen, the famous fairy tale author!
I got most of these blocks from EQ7’s library or made them myself or modified them. This way you can change them or use them for other projects if you like too!
The flag is 7” x 12” and the rest are 11” x 12”
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And here’s my row!
(Yeah, don’t mind that the swan is swimming around in something black!)
I machine embroidered the H.C. A on the book before I sewed it together.
I had planned on making it into a runner or quilt but then wanted to wait and see what other rows would look like, maybe add some more!?
There’s some great giveaways too!
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Marian said...

Such a lovely post, really enjoyed seeing your childhood pictures. I actually believe that about the Lego people.. :) and who wouldn't, what child hasn't been lucky enough to play with Legos, they are fun fun and more fun. Your row depicts Denmark beautifully and of course it's always nice when you join in for the fun, I am so happily you came along again for the rowing along..

GranChris said...

I am currently in NC as well. Love this state. Not my home either. Your block is wonderful

Laney said...

Love the Lego, great row too.

Sewgirl said...

I love your row. My great grandparents are from Denmark and we have been several times. What a lovely country. Thanks for sharing your row!

Betsy said...

Great block, unique and creative

Lee said...

I love your block!

Patty D from NC said...

That swan is so cute!

Linda Robertus said...

I love your row! Especially the Lego block :-)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a great row! I love the Lego block as well as the swan.

rosemaryschild said...

Love your lego-the flag is a great add! Thank you, Susan

Carol S. said...

I'm glad you showed your childhood photos...so cute! I remember those round walkers and had them for my kids. Yes, I'm old enough to be your mom. LOL I love your row and how it signifies your Danish roots.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I like that you chose your homeland to depict on your row. I was born in Chicago and raised in a small town in Indiana then moved to another small Indiana town. Chicago is where my roots are. My hometown is that small lake town. I think I would make a row showing both Chicago and the town where I grew up. Love your childhood pictures.
xx, Carol

Quilting Tangent said...

Good story about your home. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Joyce Carter said...

Loved your row Bea! Wow! What amazing info you shared. I really learned a few things today. Thank you for sharing your row and all the other things.

Fran said...

Wonderful memories, and a great row, thank you

Lori Smanski said...

what a fun way to remember memories. your row is great.
thanks for shairing

Jocelyn said...

This has been fun following the rows. Great pictures. Great row block!

sam said...

Love your row. so meaningful. My favorite thread is aurifil.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your row is so neat Bea and I really enjoyed seeing all the photos of you as a child! I love Aurifil thread also!

Janice Holton said...

I think I left my comment on the wrong place, but I meant to tell you I love that in you incorporated legos in your block. Good memories from my own childhood and my kids loved them too!

Rebecca said...

Love how these rows are all coming about!!

QuiltShopGal said...

Great post. Love your ROW and pictures of you when you were little. Thanks for sharing.


anna brown said...

I'm here in Parkman Maine USA....And wet and damp but good weather for sewing..lol...Ty for your ideas nice row by row..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures. You were adorable as a child, but my favorite is the drawing one at the end. Thank you for sharing your love of Denmark, and these lovely designs. dezertsuz at gmail

Calicojoan said...

Lego's were my boys favorite things when they were growing up. They used to have sleepovers and build with all their friends. It kept them entertained for days on end. Love your row and seeing your baby photos.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I had no idea that Legos were Danish! I guess you really do learn something new every day. I love that you chose to feature where you came from rather than where you currently live. Great job!

Allison CB said...

Great row Bea! Love the lego block!!!

tac73 said...

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Edie said...

Lovely row representing "Home is Where the Heart Is". Thanks for sharing your photos and history. raydeer@memlane.com

legato1958 said...

Beautiful row for Denmark!

Nancy said...

I like that your row is quite simple to sew up. I especially enjoyed learning a bit about you and see your photos.

Marti M said...

Thank you for the cute row by row block.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really cute row...love the swan

Pamela said...

What a fun row, and I loved seeing your childhood pictures - so cute!!!

Kathy said...

Love the row! Especially loved seeing your old pictures. Adorable!

atmomma said...

Thank you!

Sonya Fetch said...

What cute baby pictures! Thank you for sharing you all your time and creativity with us. I love your row!

JANET said...

Great block! Legos rule. (except when you have to pick them up out of the carpeting. lol)

gpc said...

How lovely, beautiful photos -- Love your row, this blog hop makes me want to travel more! :)

ytsmom said...

Love the use of Legos to honor your Danish self!

Liz Dyer said...

I love your row, it looks like it will be fun.

Marcia F. said...

I am glad that your row reflects your birthplace. I have moved many times and enjoyed living in new places, but I still miss where I grew up. That place will forever be home.

Tonya Stewart said...

Cute row!

Tonya Stewart said...

Cute row!

quilter said...

Great row, thanks for sharing!

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your row. That's really funny about the Lego people!

apple blossom said...

love your duck row thanks for sharing

DebraKay Neiman said...

What a nice tribute to Denmark. I love your row. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Leslie said...

Thank you for the interpretation of each section of your row. Great choices

Leslie said...

Thank you for the interpretation of each section of your row. Great choices

Rachell said...

Love all the references. My mother's ancestors were almost all Danish immigrants, so I grew up knowing about some Danish traditions and symbols. Very fun!

Melody Lutz said...

How adorable, I knew what HCA was before reading! One of my favorites growing up. Lovely Row

teachpany said...

Great designs for your block, and I love Hans stories. Thanks.

Vicki H said...

Didn't know Legos were created in Denmark. My grandsons spend hours on end playing with them. Nice row, thanks for sharing.

Lisa Marie said...

Your row is lovely and it is interesting to learn about your home and fun to see the old photos! Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

Bea, I had no idea you were from Denmark. susch a lovely country, you must miss it. Delightful childhood pics, thanks (and great row!)

Lynne Stucke said...

I love the fact that each section of your block has a special meaning! (And, who knew there were so many Lego people in the world???) [lynnstck(at)yahoo.com]

Anonymous said...

Lovely fun row! So enjoyed your pictures!

Laurie Weimar said...

Love that you included Legos! Thanks!

Judy1522 said...

I really like your row and all the information it contains. It was very interesting to see pictures of you in Denmark and read a little of your story. Do you ever got back to Denmark to visit?

wendy said...

Great row! Yay, for Lego's! Thanks!

PK Sews said...

I love the images in your quilt and the meaning behind them. Thanks for sharing the stories!

Theresa said...

Your lego row is awesome!

AlidaP said...

Such an amazing row!! I didn't know about the Legos!! I've always loved playing with them more than playing with dolls :) thanks for the info and for a creative row!!!

Susan said...

Interesting history behind your row. Just pretend the swan is swimming at night. :-)

LJ said...

Goodness, I never realized that Legos were actually Danish. I love learning new facts; thanks. I know that you are a wonderful immigrant to the USA; welcome, even if it's been years! Loved that bonnet you were wearing as a baby; I wish bonnets were still 'in vogue' - so cute. Thank you for the row pattern; I will enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I learned some news things today--about the flag, Legos, and that great swan! Love EQ7, so many possibilities.

Deonn said...

Wonderful post, Bea! So fun to learn more about Denmark - your childhood pictures are adorable! Love the blocks. My great-great Grandfather Liljenquist lived in Denmark. Someday I'd like to go there to visit!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Loving your row and all the memories behind it! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Loving your row and all the memories behind it! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Monica said...

Love your row. I'm enjoying seeing how everyone expresses home.

bdieges said...

Thanks for sharing your row.

Beth said...

It was fun to see your childhood photos! And I really like the use of color in your row. Thanks for sharing.

LA Paylor said...

your row is beautiful but your baby pics are more beautiful. Fun! You look the same as your drawing picture!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

WYO Di said...

Unique pattern with the play on Legos! Much easier to step on that quilt rather than those sharp toys, lol.

lefuntz said...

No wonder your kids are so cute. I can see where it comes from. I love your row, especially the swan.

Krystal Soyalp said...

Thank you for your adorable row! I love the legos. And thank you for sharing your pictures.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What an awesome row! So much detail. I still have my son's Legos and now his son plays with them as well as lots of his own. Thanks for sharing your row, great job!

Thanks for a chance to win.


cookie said...

Awe--a full-blooded Dane. How lucky for you! I don't have as much in me. My great grandmother was however, she was g'ma to us but Christina Josephina Wilhelmina to others. I love your row! It will be in my quilt for sure!

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the outfit in the walker. LOL too cute.