Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stampin...Comanche Style

 Hi Y'all and Welcome to More Stars in Comanche ! 
Thank you to Madame Samm and Thearica 
for the opportunity to be a part of  something fun and challenging.
I have to tell you this post  reminds me of the children's story "City Mouse/Country Mouse". The city mouse thought it would be happier in the country, and the country mouse thought it would be happier in the city. Although I haven't  lived  anywhere but the country for the last 40 years, I'm very happy in Comanche County. When we first moved here 5 years ago, I would say to Ranch Man, "You know, I think there's even more stars here in Comanche". ......And that's how my blog got it's name. 



"Sew" I decided to make one of my stamps (which is a euro pillow sham in disguise) about my "happy place", Comanche County. I will call this my city stamp, there is 18 stars on it. Comanche is the big star because it's the county seat. The two smaller (stars) towns are, DeLeon, Gustine, and the 15 unicorperated (stars) areas are......Beattie, Comyn, Energy, Downing, Duster, Hasse, Lake Proctor, Lamkin, Newburg, Proctor, Promontory Park, Rucker, Sidney, Sipe Springs and Vandyke.

Both of my stamps are raw edge applique. Inside the county (red area) I quilted just like the paved highways, and the quilting in the blue area follows the barbed wire which represents the barbed wire fences on both sides of the miles and miles of dirt roads. 
I found  this tutorial on how to make continuous prairie points, very easy, very fast, you must check it out.    


 You knew my country stamp would be a chicken didn't you ! 
and "sew" very fitting since Red Rooster  is the sponsor for our hop !
I made this rooster's comb and waddle from a picture I took of my rooster Fonzie.


Disclaimer...This is not my mailbox !  LOL
It belongs to my neighbor, Doolan, an older gentleman 
who used to grow and sell the biggest onions you've ever seen.
Now that's a country mailbox ! 
Yes, it has electrical tape on it and it's been bashed in.
Well that's it for me. Here is the list of the other awesome and talented people who are showing they're stamps today too !
July 3


More Stars in Comanche you're here right now !












Have a safe and Happy 4th of July ! 


61 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your stamps and your props are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Love yore stamps! The rooster is my favorite! What a huge mailbox!! Your pictures are great!

jan said...

I just love the red white and blue combination. And of course the Rooster is a favorite - Great job!
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Heikesquilt said...

I love both of Your stamps, a great job.

Liz - Moments said...

Both stamps are fabulous !!
Love how you did the edges °
Very creative !!

Gill said...

I love both your stamps - thank you for sharing!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wow, so beautiful. And such a nice way of showing your Country. Love it. The way you show your stamp is very special.Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Sharon said...

Both your stamps are wonderful...the colors are bright and I liked getting to know your town just a little bit more. I hope you have a wonderful blog day..thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

I love both of your stamps, but the rooster is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your fantastic stamp and your creativity
Have a great day

charlotte said...

great stamps. I truly love both of them, and your photos are awesome. great job.

Mara said...

I love the last photo, it's great! and the pictures you took of Yellowstone are fantastic.

Debby said...

Well, what can I say - You make Texas proud right there in the center with all those stars. And that rooster - I absolutely love it. There for a minute reading your intro and your profile, I thought you were Pioneer Woman on the Food Network (ha ha). Great stamps beautifully done!

Thearica said...

oh yeah! You are rocking it all the way to top 2 today! I'll just bet cha'! :)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Both your stamps are wonderful! I love the Red, White & Blue colors of the Comanche stamp, and of course the Rooster is great! And the edging you did on both stamps are really nice.

Madame Samm said...

I cannot think of you with you without thinking of stars and roosters...I think that is such a nice thing....funny how we think of certainly people with such visuals...your photos as usual are picture perfect Vickie...

Deborah Hamilton said...

Those stamp quilts are so cute, and your photography is wonderful. I was born in Coleman, TX which is one county away from you. I live near Dallas now.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Wow! Both stamps are gorgeous. I love the simple lines of both stamps. Well designed!

Jeanie said...

I just love both of your stamps! They are just so wonderful to look at and I love your photo settings. Just perfect!

NotionNanny said...

Great job. Your stamps are amazing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Best I`ve seen!! Just beautiful pieces

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness these are both gorgeous! The rooster has to be my favorite since chickens hold a special place in my heart (I think loving them runs in my family!) but both are awesome - just awesome. blessings, marlene

Patty D from NC said...

Love both of those stamps - congrats on top pick today.

apple blossom said...

your stamps are absolutely gorgeous

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow, are those stamps beautiful. The Commanche one looks so at home in the Post Office window. They need to consider you for the next stamp designer! Love the rooster too. Now that's a mail box to crow about! :-) Great job!

suz said...

wonderful work! love both your stamps!

Linda said...

Wow! Wonderful stamps and wonderful photography! Great job! You've made us proud!!

Carol said...

You always make such beautiful projects...love them both, but that rooster is just too cute! The photos totally showcase them in such a great way.

Theresa said...

Oh, I love your stamps, just wonderful!

krislovesfabric said...

I love your stars but the fabric you chose for your rooster...perfect!!

Kathy H said...

I love both of your stamps. ANd how perfect for fourth of July!

Katie M. said...

Super cute stamps and I love way you photographed them in their surroundings..

HQT said...

very creative! Especially with the photography! Thank you for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

They are both beautiful! The red, white, and blue..perfect for the 4th. But that Rooster....I truly adore that one. The colors, everything!

I also must add that our mailbox looked just like that one last year after Homecoming at the local school. Seems as the kids have this thing of hitting them with baseball bats around here. We solved our problem by putting up two boxes.

Thanks for sharing...love them both!!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Wow, two stamps?! Both your stamps are beautiful! Great job!

Cathy said...

Wow! Wonderful stamps and beautiful photography.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your stamps. Great idea to do a county stamp with stars. Love the details. Terrific rooster stamp. Love roosters! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

FABULOUS as always!

patchouli moon studio said...

Vickie both your stamps are fabulous! I like Fonzie the chicken! I have been a country mouse and a city mouse too...well more of a suburban mouse, lol. I do love the peace and quiet of the country...and the stars are more visible away from those city lights.

Nellie Duclos said...

Vickie-Love your stamp projects especially the patriotic one. Checked out your blog and the beautiful pictures of our gorgeous country. Yellowstone is awesome, but Yosemite is also a special treat if you ever get out West. Every state has its unique features. From California, thanks for sharing.

Scrapatches said...

Your stamps are sew wonderful! Thanks for also sharing the story of "More Stars in Comanche." Your photo shoot is as amazing as your sewing ... :) Pat

Mary said...

Both your stamps are wonderful. I love them. You did such a wonderful job on them.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Totally Texan and Totally Awesome! Gorgeous

Joyce Carter said...

Great job, Vickie! They are both SO YOU. Living in the country is the best (I live in the country, too.

The Slow Quilter said...

Your post is wonderful along with both of your stamps.

gpc said...

Great stamps and great staging!

maggie said...

So happy to have found your blog..I'm following now.
I think your stamps are just wonderful and very creative.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Texas, rosters, red, white and blue........love it all! Happy Fourth of July!

Marla's Crafts said...

Your stamps are the best I have seen so far. Lovely job.

BizyStitches said...

Oh my gosh, I'm always looking for ideas on ways to display and take pictures of quilts. You did a wonderful job on pictures and on your stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Love your nod to Red Rooster; what a nice stamp. I like both; great colors and design.

SIMPLESEW said...

TBB its is so pretty.. I just love it..

Linda J said...

Wow, you just barely got home from SD in time to post! Yep, we knew that Vickie and chickens were almost synonymous. Good of Fonzie to be your model. You did a wonderful job on both of city and country versions. I would not be a bit surprised if you were in the top picks today. Very late getting around today so I have not checked yet, LOL.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congrats on being a top pick of the day! Both of your projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent

CharlotteT said...

Your stamps are just breathtaking, I love them! You should market them. Many misplaced Texans would love to have them! I'm already a follower.
Charlotte

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great quilt! Also love the rooster. We have a country mailbox it is a John Deere Tractor that DH made years ago. Until a few weeks ago when I knocked it over trying to mow the ditch. Ooops!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I LOVE your stamps, and your pictures are amazing. You have quite the eye! Love the one at the P.O.!!

LJ said...

Totally fabulous stamps - both of them!! Then, there is your marvelous photography. I'm just plain "WOWED"!!

auntdebbiequilts said...

Love your stamps and how you took photos in different places. I especially like how you used the roads for quilting. I had an idea like that at one time - using the lines on a map to create a crackle look. Thanks for reminding me!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh my golly Vickie, I LOVE your stamp quilts!!! They're so fun and clever and special!! As always your photos are so fun and a tour of your neighbourhood. Your neighbours letterbox is now famous.

Rosa said...

Fabulous.Thanks for sharing!!

M. E. Stephens said...

I haven't been over for awhile. :-P I really like these postage stamp quilts! Great ideas for small gift wall hangings or table toppers. :-)