I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bird Bird Bird

(B-bird's the word.)  I'm sure those of you of a certain age will remember that classic 1963 tune by The Trashmen.  It's so bad, it's good.

Anyway, I have three birds to show you today.  The first is Tanja Berlin's Eastern Bluebird which you've already seen, but here is the finish-finish, expertly executed by my friend Averyclaire.  

As you can see, she finished it as a flat fold.
I just love it!

And here is another, completely different,
bluebird with leaves...
This is one of Charley Harper's
minimalist birds: "Bluebird."
I thought it needed a minimalist finish
which I tackled myself.
I used the blue fabric for the backing.

And, finally, one day a few weeks ago I
was sorting things out, taking apart some old
framed photos when I came across this
piece that I had been using as the backing for a photo!

I didn't take a "before" photo (I should have).
It was stapled onto a sticky board,
forgotten for so many years.
I'm calling it Vintage Wren
because I have no idea of either the
name of the piece or the designer.
It's probably from the mid-90's
because I haven't worked on aida cloth
since sometime around the turn of this century.
I gave the piece, still mounted, to Averyclaire,
and she transformed it into this darling pillow!

So there you have the three most
recent additions to my bird collection.
(OK, one wasn't quite so recent, but it has new life.)

Just remember,
"Everybody knows that the bird is the word!"

Thanks for dropping by!


Linda said...

Congrats on all of the adorable finishes.


Melody said...

Love the birds! I'm glad you found the last one, way too cute to be hidden away.

Rita JG said...

Beautiful Birds, do not care their age!

Brigitte said...

I love birds and stitched birds, too. Wonderful, your three birds and how Averyclaire finished them.

Anonymous said...

Love your bird collection!!!!

Tiffstitch said...

Don't you know about the bird? ;) Lovely finish-finishes and what a happy surprise to find.

Robin in Virginia said...

What super bird finishes! I really like how she finished the first bird featured as a flatfold. Enjoy your birdie pieces!

Carol said...

Each of your bird finishes is special, Pat, but that Eastern Bluebird is stunning. I just love the texture of that piece and Karen's finish is so sweet :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

B is for beautiful and for birds

Beth in IL said...

So lovely. Great job on finishing.