Try it on Tuesday: Stitches from the Schoolhouse

My friends over at Pickle Dish sent my another book to review, “Stitches from the Schoolhouse” by Renee Plains.

The book is divided into four basic sections.  One features five different quilt/wall hangings.  Also featured are 6 sewing “needfuls”, 3 samplers and 5 accessories.  There are a wide variety of projects.

Here’s my favorite quilt of the bunch….perfect for a baby quilt.

The sewing “needfuls” is my favorite section.

I love this apple pincushion.

Kelli loved these little sewing “kits” that are featured in the book.  She said she is always stitching at the couch when watching television and these little “kits” would make it easy to stay organized.

I remember making something like the one with the “strawberry” on top way back when I was in girl scouts…mine wasn’t nearly as cute or nearly as professionally made.

The little Alphabet Pin Keep is so cute too.

I don’t cross stitch anymore…it’s too taxing on my eyes.  For anyone who does, this little sampler is cute.

There’s a pattern for this little tote too.

By far, my very, very favorite project from the book is this hooked chair pad.  I love wool…I love the look…I love, love, love it!

I haven’t rug hooked for awhile.  I don’t even know where my hook is.  I am so tempted to go find it.  Isn’t it cute?

All in all this is a nice book with a wide variety of projects that you are sure to enjoy.  Would you like a chance to win the book?  Just leave a comment here telling where you graduate high school from and how many were in your graduating class.  Me, I graduated from New Richland-Hartland Public school in Minnesota in 1984.  We had 48 kids in our class.


Last week’s winner of  Czecherboard Quilts by Rose Ann Cook is….maureen prendergast who said, “I am a history buff who’s been working on my family tree (have gotten back to the early 1700′s in Ireland)
The 1 1/8″ is gorgeous! I have bins of skinny strings! Also like the bed runner. If I win the book- I’ll be inspired to make both (and maybe the patriotic quilt for my son too!!)”

Rose Ann contacted me after I wrote the review.  She asked me to let you know that if you’d like an autographed copy you can order a copy from her shop,  Quilter’s Emporium.

I’ve had a great time with all the books that they have provided for review….I loved the new Bonnie Hunter book and have last week’s and this week’s books as they both have a focus on history.  Pickle Dish has lots of great quilting related books and I hope I can review more for them.

40 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: Stitches from the Schoolhouse”

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  2. Good Morning, Jo! I graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein, IA with a class of 46 (I think)! This book looks like a fun one. Good variety of projects! Have a quilty day!

  3. I graduated from Brandon-Valley, in Brandon, SD and there were 136 in our class. The year was 1979. I love all the cute projects you showed.

  4. Hi, I graduated from Blain Union High School, Blain PA in 1964..there were 32 students in my graduating class…several perished in the Vietnamese War…we were a small, close knit group…and I would love to win that book…from a country gal…

  5. I graduated from Albert P. Brewer High School in 1973 it was the first class to graduate at the new school. Brewer combined 5 smaller county schools. We had 180 graduates.

  6. I used to do cross stitch too but when I became smitten with quilting, I gave it up.
    I graduated in 1980, and I have no idea how big the graduating class was….maybe 100 students? I can hardly remember back then!! LOL

  7. I graduated from Scappoose High School Scappoose, Oregon in 1971. I am not sure of the exact number but we had about 126 in the graduating class.

  8. Graduated from the last class of Ocala High School, Ocala, Florida, with 586 students in the graduating class. There was a huge culture shock when I went from our rural two room (3 grades per room) elementary schoolhouse with only 6 kids in my grade to the huge junior high school and high school in “town.”

  9. I graduated from Clear Creek High School in League City, Tx in 1987. There were 641 in my senior class. I love that book-especially those little sewing kits.

  10. My high school was Hampton Bays High School, Hampton Bays, NY and we had 71 graduating students in the class of ’71!

  11. I also graduated in 1984! Can’t believe it has been so long… Anyway, it was from McLoud High School in McLoud, OK. Looks like a neat book – thanks for the chance!

  12. I graduated from Oxley Secondary College in Brisbane, Australia, in 1990. We had about 40 people leaving school that year. So hello from all us Aussies!

  13. Fun giveaway! Thanks! I graduated as a homeschooler in North Carolina – I graduated with a group of about 15 other homeschooled seniors, less than two decades ago … (which makes me the youngest of those who put graduation-dates on comments … LOL! Not sure if that’s good or bad!)

  14. Rhonda Desgranges

    Great giveaway!! I graduated from Poplar Bluff High School (Poplar Bluff, Missouri)
    in 1974. Our class had 374 members. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Graduated from Linganore High School, Frederick Co., Md., 1967 – one of 105 in my graduating class. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. I graduated in 1970 from Lakewood HS in Lakewood Ohio (suburb of Cleveland) and there were about 900 of us baby boomers in that class. Can’t say i even knew all of them at that time. i love the chair pad too. But my fav is hte baby quilt.

  17. Another great book by Renee Plains. I have been a big fan of hers for a longtime. I graduated from Cory High School, Cory, IN. My graduating class had 24 in it.

  18. I graduated from Central High School in San Angelo ,Texas in 1973. I am not sure how many were in our class but it was between 750 and 800. One of the largest classes to graduate from there.

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  20. Graduated 1960 with 25 in our class at Balyki (a small school that incompassed 3 small
    towns. It is now closed) Middle of the State of Illinois (farm country/Lincoln land) .

  21. Terry Kessinger

    I graduated from Nogales High School in LaPuente, CA in 1977. We had somewhere around 175 in my class, I think …

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