Thursday, August 30, 2012


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Today was a scheduled finishing day. Doing well until I tried a different edging on one pillow. Didn't work and I left for DD's house to get away from it! 

First up - my latest completion -

by Just Another Button Co.
unknown scrap of linen
DMC floss
Then I made pillows and pin cushions of the rest -

left- Yellow Bird by La-D-da
right - Bird in Hand by Blackbird Designs
Finished as pin cushions

Their Edges

And the pillows -

My Pretties
Welcome and Nevermore
by Plum Street Samplers

Their Edges

Thought you might like to see part of my flock. Mind you this isn't all of them! 

The frames containing the Long Legged Birds is a pop in/out and that adds 12 more to the flock. The smaller frame contains the Birds on a Egg series that adds another 6. 

The sampler on the top shelf was made by Jayne (an eye for threads @ Henley's Landing) and the Crow picture under the shelf in the bottom picture was made by Mary Jane (no blog). 

Hard to believe the long weekend is upon us. Just found out I have the kids Saturday. Hope they understand it the first football game of the season for OSU. Time to cheer and hop up and down. Now Sunday, oh Sunday, my MIL has planned a family reunion. a picnic shelter...while Isaac comes through Ohio. Predicted up to 4" of rain and we are sitting in a picnic shelter. Hmmm, wonder if we should move it. I asked. Was told, "We're doing this rain or shine! And not moving it!" Really?!? I'll let you know how that goes. 

Just noticed the time - and I haven't started dinner. Oops! Better get moving before the hoard comes home and is hungry! 

Have a great weekend and stay dry. (wow, after this drought, it's hard to believe I had to say that.)



CalamityJr said...

Wow! What a great display. I don't see any edges that look wonky; did you come home and figure out the challenge? I'm sure you can do it!

Faye said...

I love seeing all those beautiful stitches Denise....All so nicely finished...And, the shelf is wonderful~~~ LOVE the display!!!!

Bring on Fall, Faye

Parsley said...

My head is spinning. CUTE CUTE CUTE everywhere. Love the Cardinal but love the Ravens mucho too!'s your fault. I ordered a piece of fabric and a pattern for myself....;-)

Grit said...

Beautiful finish.
And I love your pillows.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes. Your flock is lovely.

Shari said...

Denise, everything looks wish I had free time to catch up on my finishing...
wanna do mine?!?!?! Love the cardinal on top!!!
Try to stay dry this weekend....maybe it will all stay further south.

Chris said...

Your flock is amazing! Your finishing is beautiful.
I hope that you don't get rained on too much!
Have a great weekend!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

good job on the finishing. I have the redbird to do.

Mouse said...

oooooo love your birdy display ... have started yellow bird ... :) and enjoy your picnic .... and your long weekend too :) love mouse xxxx

Patty C. said...

Wonderful finishing & display !!

Cindy's Stitching said...

how pretty. what a great collection. you have been busy and they all look great.

rosek1870 said...

Love your cardinal! He is beautiful. Your collection of birds is enviable! I have a few of those but I think I will have to start a new collection of patterns. Just not enough hours in the day.Hugs to you rose

Linda said...

Your finishes are awesome and what a great flock of birds you have.


Catherine said...

Oooohhhhhh, what a lovely flock!!
Stay dry and, uhm, well, have fun In that picnic shelter!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What gorgeous finishes, Denise! Oh my gosh, I'm just in love with your displays! Awesome!

Bec said...

wow! What a beautiful flock :)
I adore the lovebird! He is gorgeous.
I wish I had your talent at finishing, mine almost always end up in a frame lol