Tree Bird Hop

Madam Samm from Sew We Quilt is hosting the Tree Bird Blog Hop along with Lana at It Seems to Be Sew cheering us along!! Thank you so much ladies for such a fun blog hop!!!It took me a little while to decide what to do for this hop. Ther...

Madam Samm from Sew We Quilt is hosting the Tree Bird Blog Hop along with Lana at It Seems to Be Sew cheering us along!! Thank you so much ladies for such a fun blog hop!!!

It took me a little while to decide what to do for this hop. There was a line of fabric that was especially for this hop, but I wasn’t able to get it this time. So I needed to come up with a different plan. I have decided that I really just don’t like to quilt, sewing is okay and I love to stitch, but I have just lost the interest in quilting, at least for now. Hopefully that will come back in time.

Since the theme was birds, I knew that anything I did would likely be a gift for my mother-in-law. She loves birds, loves to attract them to her yard, and to watch them. I had wanted to get her a hand-towel for Christmas last year that I saw, but when I went to buy it, it was gone. So that’s where I started. I bought some flour sack type hand towels to stitch on. I measured the cloth count and it looked to be about 38 ct. But once I started stitching the boarder for the birds it turned out like this…

Can you see how this doesn’t work? 🙂 A little too wonky. Okay, so the next plan was to find some hand towels that were meant to be stitched on and that worked much better…

My plan was to stitch one on each side, but life happened. A little over a week ago I ended up in the ER with severe pain. It ended with a minor surgery that really slowed things up for me. More about that in another post.  

So at some point before Christmas this little birdy will have a friend to keep her company. I also decided that I wanted to make a couple cloth birds that could be used as Christmas ornaments for my mil as well. I didn’t end up getting to that until this week, so only one of them got done, but it turned out so cute..

The pattern for this bird, and many, many others can be found at www.downeastthunderfarm.com. I am hoping to get a few more of these done before Christmas. Maybe a couple for my tree as well:)

Despite the sickness that set me back a bit, I really had fun putting my little birdies together for this hop and hope you take some time to visit some of the others blogging in the Tree Bird Blog Hop.

The other, very talented bloggers who are part of todays hop are…