Tuesday, May 7, 2013

For The Birds!




It's my turn for 'It's for the Birds' Blog Hop! I was hoping to have something to crow about and put a feather in my cap with a finished project. I was not an early bird and did not get the worm or my project done! I had a difficult time getting my ducks in a row.... Baby girl, 'Lola' visited us this weekend. I got to puppy sit my new little grand-puppy. She is so adorable, but oh so busy! Wilson was a good sport with a not so little puppy underfoot. He enjoyed playing chase, shared his toys, but wasn't to sure about the night of crying when we all went to bed. I've forgotten how busy puppies are. I thought I had all weekend to work on my project, but Lola had other plans for me. I tried so hard to be a night owl last night and get my project done.... but my eyes started to cross and get sleepy! But I do have a start of a project to show you and a fun bird block to share!

First, let me share this beautiful oriole that visited my garden last year.... isn't he pretty!
Thomas with baby girl....

The start of my bird project. I drew this lovely embroidery design and got it transferred to my muslin. This is how much stitching Lola allowed!

I got a little more stitching done last night....
Bluebird
Here is a fun paper piecing block I made a while ago. The block is part of a 'Garden Party' Quilt I'm putting together. For my giveaway, I will giveaway a PDF copy of my bird embroidery design that is pictured above to three lucky winners! Just leave a sweet comment for one chance to win, and follow me for a second chance.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

A huge Thank you to Madame Samm and to Mary  for organizing this fun blog hop! I wish I had more to crow about! But it has been so much fun to see what the other chickies have come up with for this 'for the birds' hop. I get to share today with this wonderful flock! Enjoy!

Happy quilting,



94 comments:

  1. Love your birdie humour!! And your pretty embroidery and paper pieced birds.

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  2. You stitching is really pretty. I am teaching myself how to embroider and boy am i slow... I really like the paper pieced bird.

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  3. Oh what a lovely paper pieced bird! Great color choice too! And the stitchery will be so lovely too. Looks already beautiful!

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  4. The embroidered bird is so cute and you have made a wonderful appliqué
    with the bird
    Thanks for sharing you creativity

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  5. Love your paper pieced bird! Thanking for sharing,

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  6. Your little bird stitchery is such a sweet pattern. I love your paper pieced bird too.

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  7. Thank you for the chance to win that embroidery pattern, it is adorable and your stitching great as well!

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  8. What a nice job. The are looking great.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  9. Thank you so much for the chance to win the adorable embroidery pattern. I love everything you've made as well.

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  10. Your stitching is so cute. It will be wonderful when it is done.

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  11. I love your stitchery design, it is very sweet. Interesting to see what birds you have, as ours are so different. I also love the paper pieced bird, would like to do some of them one day too!

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  12. Your pp bird is really cute and so is your stitchery one...I have been a follower for awhile now. Take care and have a great day.

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  13. What a sweet PP bird pattern. And a lovely embroidery nesting bird.

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  14. Once again, totally awesome!!

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  15. Both pieces are charming! And your baby girl is beautiful :)

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  16. The bird embroidery is looking good. The paper pieced bird is beautiful too. I already am a follower.

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  17. What a sweet embroidery ! LOVE the paper pieced bird too ! We have a permanent grand-dog. He came to stay for a while, loved my husband so much he wouldn't go home. That was 7 years ago ! But mine is much smaller then yours, a miniature wiener dog.

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  18. I love the paper pieced bird. I am not into embroidery so please do not enter me in the drawn but I needed to comment to say what gorgeous work.

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  19. Cute little embroidery! Puppy sitting is brutal, even though they are just the cutest!

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  20. Not sure if I'm supposed to make another comment that I'm a follower.....but I am!

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  21. Good grief, that is a big puppy. I can't leave anything to the last minute, because i always have soemthing come up that ruins the 'schedule'. So, i tend to finish things a bit i n advance.

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  22. cindy this is going to look lovely ...love to see it...very nice indeed

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  23. Your paper pieced bird is beautiful and that embroidery is too!

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  24. How beautiful! I also love the paper pieced bird!

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  25. Hi!!! Very pretty birds!!! Love the puppy too!!!!

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  26. That is a beautiful design and will look great when it is finished. The puppy is so cute, too!

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  27. Love your embroidery pattern. Thank you so much for a chance to win. BTW your "baby girl" is huge. My baby is a 10 pound Pomeranian.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  28. Follow you via GFC. Need another feed to follow soon.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  29. Too bad you didn't get the birdie finished, the paper pieced block it very pretty.

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  30. Your embroidery design is just beautiful and should be gorgeous once it's finished. I love the paper-pieced bird!

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  31. That is such a beautiful piece and I love doing stitcheries.

    Debbie

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  32. It is going to be lovely when completed but you know, sometimes life gets in the way. How gorgeous is the paper pieced bird!

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  33. I really like the paper pieced bird, and would love to do the bird embroidery.

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  34. Oh those puppies...they're just like babies for the busy factor aren't they? My youngest wants a puppy and I tell her I'm just too old for one! lol Your block is lovely, thanks for sharing!

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  35. Time always has a way of catching up with us but what you have done so far is so sweet and love the pieced bird.

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  36. I love your paper pieced bird. Thanks for sharing

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  37. Your PP bird is beautiful and the grandpuppy is so adorable.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  38. Love your paper pieced bird! Your embroidery will look lovely. Lola is sew cute and BIG! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. lovely embroidery and thanks for the chance to win a copy. love your quilt piecing block. My next project it to do a pp item. thanks for sharing

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  40. Wonderful birds! And that dog is darling, too!

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  41. You will get it done,it is so lovely. Your embroidery work is so neat.

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  42. I just love embroidery, your design is so sweet. The paper pieced bird is super too, I just learned paper piecing recently. I follow via email.

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  43. Ha! I made that bluebird PP pattern too. Your's looks more lovely than mine though!

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  44. Love your embroidery. Very Sweet. The paper pieced bird is very nice too.

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  45. The embroidery bird is pretty and really like the pp bird. I am a follower too.

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  46. I love your bird and nest. It is adorable. I also signed up to follow your blog by email. I love your puppy. I have 2 doxies.

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  47. Beautiful designs and stitching, Cindy! The little girl is to die for :)

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  48. That's a spectacular bird pp block - so real looking. I loved your bird design, too. Life does get in the way sometimes. :)

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  49. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netWednesday, 08 May, 2013

    love your paper pieced bird and that oriole that visited you is beautiful! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Wow what a gorgeous puppy! love your birds that you have managed to get to work on!

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  51. Very pretty, maybe I will give embroidery a try if I win. Thanks for the chance. vickise at gmail dot com

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  52. Oh I forgot to put that I am a follower. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  53. I love the embroidery and your unique pattern. I'm glad you included your paper pieced bird. It is terrific. They are each very, very nice. Thanks for participating in the hop and hope to see you in more hops. I love your creativity and inspiration.

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  54. Baby girl probably 'eats' your time, enjoy this lovely young puppy! Your paperpiece bird is lovely and your stitchery will be great! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. That paper pieced bird is beautiful and I love the bird stitchery too. I enjoyed reading your birdy post too.

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  56. Cute puppy!!!!
    Great emb pattern! I just love handwork!
    Your PP bird is the sweetest... I think I can hear him sing:)

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  57. I wish I could draw like you, the bird is beautiful. I love needle. I already follow your blog and i love it.

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  58. I wish I could draw like you, love your bird.
    i already follow your blog.

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  59. I love your embroidery design. You will get it finished eventually. I get it. I babysat my two year old granddaughter one day. My daughter forgot to mention they just brought a new puppy home for her the night before. A two year old AND a new puppy. I survived and eventually forgave my daughter, but I remind her every once in a while. Paybacks!

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  60. Your design is wonderful. Can't wait to see what it becomes.

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  61. Love the embroidery. It's hard to always finish on time. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I am a happy follower
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Sweeeet or is that tweeeet!! Thanks!!

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  64. Your little birdie is so cute! Love it!

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  65. Very sweet birds. Am partial to your paper pieced one!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  66. Love your little birds.. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing your birds with us today.

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  67. Beautiful embroidery design. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  68. Your embroidery design is lovely and it's going to look even more lovely when done! Love you paper piece bird. I have recently learned to paper piece and I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Love your stitching pattern! I'm really loving embroidery lately, so relaxing. Pretty paper pieced bird as well. I'm a follower via email.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I am a new embroiderer and love your little stitched design. Would be thrilled to make one just like it.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

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  71. I love your birds!
    The oriole is stunning - I've never seen one!

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  72. Your birds are gorgeous, so well done!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  73. -I do follow you, and I would love to win this beautiful pattern,
    thanks for the chance!
    Bente

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  74. I know I am to comment about the bird stitching, which is cute, but that puppy has stolen the show for me! What a gorgeous pup!!

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  75. Your bird stitchery is looking great! And the puppy is gorgeous.

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  76. Your bird stitchery is gonna be amazeing when completed. Love the pretty grand puppy but that puppy looks huge compared to my little dachshund.

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  77. I love watching the birds return to my feeders in the spring and I get really excited when they start bringing their babies. Beautiful stitchery! Thank you!

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  78. Can't wait to see the stitchery finished. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful bird stitchery. Great Job!

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  80. It's to have a visit from your grand-puppy & how nice that Wilson had someone to play with too. Me & my kitties girls follow via e-mail. So thank you for sharing your birdies with us and for the chance to win one. Tweet Tweet.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  81. Wow I love your birdies!!! It's amazing how the plans chancge when the grand kids come to visit... be either 2 or 4 legged. Thank you for sharing your birdies with us and the chance to win that wonderful stitchery.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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