Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More “For the Birds” Blocks

It was a busy day today, but somehow busy days often become productive stitching days, despite errands and other obligations.  My granddaughter London (now a big girl of 20 months) spent the day, and we visited the Farm in the morning. Her hands-down favorite was the cows (maybe because Grammy is also biased toward cows?!?), but the piglets and horses were also hits.

Bruce and I went out to dinner tonight to celebrate his birthday, and then settled in for the evening.  I stitched, and was able to finish the block for Connie in our “For the Birds” round robin.  In addition, I completed my portion of the group block.

This is the full six-inch block that I stitched.  The apple in the lower left is velvet, with a velvet leaf.   Connie asked that we use the colors in the fabrics of the blocks, but to also try to coordinate with colors from other blocks.  Two of her blocks are primarily red-green-gold like this one, two are purple-yellow-green, and the other two are green-brown-blue with yellow-gold bits.  So... I added purple to this block as well as a small bow of yellow.  

And this is the group block.  Nicki Lee had the block first, and added the blue lace with embellishments. I added everything else, going overboard a bit.  For some reason, I thought there was only one lady stitching after me on this one, so I did a lot.  Then when I was done, I realized that there were two ladies to stitch on it after me, so I’ve hogged too much of the space (sorry Janet and Cathy L!!)

My Name That Doll contest is still running through Friday.  I would love to have you help me select a name for my lovely new Hankie Couture doll.  Check out the post here and leave a comment with your name suggestion(s).  Thanks!

Cathy maroon


  1. Sounds as if you had a lovely day - visit, dinner followed by stitching - ahhhhh! Am finding it helpful to see how you've stitched the block(s) as I'm thinking of starting to participate in the fall in some RR's. Lovely stitching Cathy! Is that bird fabric in Connie's blocks? Fabulous.....

  2. I love all these bird blocks. The one that you had at the Adventure is still my fave but the blue bird is going to give it a run for the money!

  3. I love what you've done and will be very happy to have something with your stitching on it!

  4. What a great bluebird block! I love all the additions.

  5. Hello Cathy, Happy Mother's Day. I hope you have a great weekend. Your stitching is always lovely. Hugs Judy


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