Monday, September 30, 2019

Once Upon A Story Row Along With A Guest

Marian at Seams To Be Sew is having her Once Upon A Story Row Along 
and today I'm sharing my blog with Lydia so she can share her fairy tale block.
There's also a giveaway arranged by Seams To Be Sew...thanks, Marian!

Take it away, Lydia!

A big thank you to Marian for bringing us her fifth great Row Along!
And Carol Swift for hosting first!

 Who doesn’t like fairy tales!?! 

My choice as soon as I heard the theme was Hickory, Dickory, Dock. If you have
never heard of it before, here is the beginning verse by Mother Goose.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock,
mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
And down he run,
Hickory, Dickory, Dock

I imagined these cute mice running around having a great time just before the clock strikes one.
Although the rhyme refers to a mouse, I needed to have mice having a wonderful time. The
ribbon comes from an experience I had at our camp. In the evening, I was stitching on a project
and left my pearl cotton thread out. When rising in the morning, I noticed a mouse had taken the
end of the pearl cotton and pulled it up to the back of the chair, along the window frame and to
the ceiling beams! What a laugh it gave me! No, I don’t have a fear of mice. 

For the clock it needed to be a grandfather clock with the feel of grandeur.
Can’t you just hear the deep sound as it strikes one? We have such a clock in our home.
My husband says it always strikes so he misses the beginning or end of a T.V. show! LOL
As for me, I feel the clock brings a heart beat to the house.

My block is made using cotton for the background with wool applique. The wonderful
background fabric is from Northcott fabrics. Don’t you think it makes the perfect “wall paint”
for the scene.There are many pages to the pattern so that you would not be confused by all
the pieces for the mice. I have made the pattern giving you easy reverse pieces to trace.
Thank you for downloading my block. Do go and visit the other bloggers who are participating
in this wonderful row along. Get my pattern HERE.

Here is the list of the blogs still to come:

Tuesday, 9/24/2019
Pumpkin Patch BC | Stitchin at Home

Thursday, 9/26/2019
From My Carolina Home | Words & Stitches |Tuning My Heart Quilts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Carole Andrews | Charlies Daughter at Just Let Me QuiltMountain Meadow Designs
Seams To Be SewDuck Creek Mountain Quilting

Thursday, October 03, 2019
Clever Chameleon | Sew Incredibly Crazy | Miss Loreens Schoolhouse
Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Show and Tell Day

*Lydia shared this amazing quilt she made with me and I had to share it with you. It's beautiful!

Look at these two great giveaways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks, Lydia, for hanging out on my blog today and thanks to all of you for visiting!


  1. Love your block, can't wait to make this for great grands

  2. Thank you for the stunning block you are sharing with us, Lydia. Thank you also to Carol posting Lydia's post.

  3. Lydia, your row is fabulous! I love the combination of the Northcott background fabrics and the wool applique.

  4. This is just too adorable. I love the blocks in your shop too. Great addition to this row by row. Thank you so much!

  5. A wonderful block, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, a classic! And how beautiful is your quilt! Thank you, Susan

  6. Oh but this is wonderful. Thank you for the pattern.

  7. Thanks for hosting Lydia's Hickory, Dickory Dock row Carol. It is a really nice one. Thanks for such a great row Lydia.

  8. Hickory, Dickory Dock was always a fovorite nursery rhyme that I told the kiddos. Thank you for the cute block.

  9. Your Hickory Dickory Block is perfect!!! Love it!!! churcaeatauburndotedu

  10. Excellent block Thank you sew much

  11. Lydia, your Hickory Dickory Dock block is such fun. I am not sure I would have had the same reaction to the mouse taking off with my thread, lol.

  12. Love your block and your patterns!! They are sooo cute!!

  13. I LOVE Hickory Dickory Dock! Brings back childhood memories!

  14. Lydia, I had such fun posting your adorable block!

  15. Hickory Dickory Dock, I really love this block! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  16. I love your Hickory Dickory Dock clock block! I was hoping someone would do this rhyme!

    Sandy A

  17. Thank you for the cute Hickory Dickory Dock block.

  18. Lydia the Hickory Dickory Dock is a beautiful block and your quilt is incredible! Thank you Carol for hosting Lydia’s post. I can’t wait to be able to sew again to make a quilt for my great granddaughter with all of the blocks from this Hop,

  19. Oh your Hickory Dickory Dock block is just darling!! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern too!

  20. This storytelling blocks is just TOO cute! Glad Lydia could post on your blog so we could all get her block.

  21. I love Hickory, Dickory Dock!! The mice are adorable and the grandfather's clock is fabulous!!

  22. What an amazing block - the mice are incredible! I can't get over the talent that we have been seeing, I feel so incredibly spoiled. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I'm in a state of shock - Hickory Dickory Dock is stunning.

  23. Hickory Dickery Dock is so cute! You designers are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Oh your block looks lovely. You must have put in a lot of effort.

  25. Hickory Dickory Dock! Cute block, thanks for sharing.

  26. Thanks for your beautiful Hickory Dickory Dock row!! It is SO involved!! I just love all those cute mice and all the extra vines and whatnot to really fill it in. It's gorgeous, and I love it!!! Thank you!!!

  27. Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Had a chuckle after seeing your block. I have a few "visitors" at my home right now.

  28. Thank you for the block..what a cute design for Hickory, Dickory, Dock.

  29. I love all the mice play on your Hickory, Dickory, Dock row. That is so cute. Thank you.

  30. Thanks so much for the " Hickory, Dickory, Dock" row pattern!

  31. Hickory Dickory Dock. Thank you.

  32. Thanks for a great block interpretation of the rhyme. It's always been one of my favorites. I saw the blocks for your other quilt on the pattern site, and those are so cute. Thanks to you, Carol, for hosting this block and stitcher today.

  33. Oh my gosh...that is just adorable!! The nice thing about Hickory Dickory Dock is that it's easy to remember! LOL! The detail on the mice and clock are super! Thank you so much for sharing!

  34. Hickory, hickory dock was the theme. Beautiful!

  35. Such an adorable row!! Love all the cute little details.

  36. Love your block, thank you so much for sharing it with us, it is one of the cutest.
    Carol O

  37. Hickery Dickery Clock. Nancy A:

  38. Hickory Dickory Dock theme. The quilt is gorgeous.

  39. Love your Hickory Dickory Dock block. Such cute ideas!

  40. This block is SO fun ... I adore Hickory Dickory Dock!!! :)

  41. Such wonderful incorporation of the various fabrics into this row and for such an adorable row. It really shows off the fun of the fairy tale itself. It was fun having you participate this year Lydia, I can't wait to see more of what you will be up to.


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