Monday, May 13, 2013

A Blog Hop and a Giveaway

I have decided that I really have good manners and always say please and thank you as I have been taught.  So, I'm going to start my blog hop post with HUGE thank you to our hostess, Mary, and to Madame Samm, the overall chief cook and bottle washer for all of these hops.  Thank you so very much I really appreciate all your hard work.

So it's my turn today.  Bet you thought I was going to show you something with a bird on a quilt block or mini quilt.  Well you would be so wrong!  In fact I am terrified of
real live birds and always have been, even as a small child.  I wanted a Parakeet in the worst way and for my 11th birthday my parents bought me one and I was so terrified of it that they gave it away to the little girl of the lady that cleaned for my late mother.  

But I LOVE sewing them with a vengeance.  So now I am going to show you a few of the things I have stitched and made with birds as the main theme and do hope you like them because I love them all.  Some have been made as gifts and some I made for me, so here goes

This was made as what is known as a
Sweet Bag and was actually
12" x 9" and was such a joy to make
and I put the recipients initials on it

Now we go from BIG to really little and it
is a scissor fob
This was a birthday present for
a Friend and her birth year is in
the middle of the birds and it is a pin cushion
This is my most favorite thing of all and
it was designed by Blackbird Designs
and instead of stitching it over 2 threads
I stitched it with one thread of
floss over one thread of 32count linen
It comes out a quarter of the size it should be
Now for the giveaway which has graciously been provided by Julie of Intrepid Thread 
1.  Go to Julies store which you can find the link to her store here <---link> and tell me in a comment on the post on my quilting blog <---link> what is your most favorite (or favourite) thing that she sells and;
2.  Like me on my quilting blog <---link> please because the more likes I get the more sponsors I get and the more sponsors I get the more giveaways you get so leave me another comment telling me that you follow me please.
This is what Julie is giving to ONE lucky winner.
It is the cool colorway of Bonjour by Amanda Murphy
in Fat Quarters YAY
This giveaway is ending on Saturday May 18, 2013 at NOON because to have it for one day really isn't good enough.

Now please give and visit the other blogs that are taking part in this and they are:

Tuesday, May 14

As Warner Bros would say

but I do hope that you have enjoyed my turn on It's For The Birds

I Hope to See you soon 
Patti xxx 
American by birth and MOUTH 
but British in every other way

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1 comment:

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely projects! By the way, 1948 was a very good year :) Thanks for the giveaway.