Tuesday, May 11, 2010

two birdies, a little brick house and Paris at twilight

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! Ours was free of drama and bloodshed, just the way I like it : ) Anyway, I finished up the La D Da birdie mentioned in my previous post. Here he is fastened to a prim box now being used to house my overflowing stitchy and sewing accessorites. I used a walnut stain on the box, painted over with whitewash and sanded it to make it look aged. The interior was lined with heavy card stock and varnished.This was a very simple finish but I like the way it turned out.
And here is the other birdie mentioned in the caption, my Seasonal Exchange piece from Conny. I thought this was quite adorable. It is from a Prairie Schooler booket, Birdsong. I have been on a bird-stitching frenzy lately so this birdie has lots of company! I am waiting (somewhat anxiously at this point) for my own Seasonal Exchange and BBD pieces to arrive at their new homes. Both were mailed more than a week ago so I hope they arrive soon.


I think I mentioned previously that I was working on the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart series. I finally got around to taking a picture of Valentine Rose. It would have been finished this past weekend but I forgot the chart at my office last Friday (work has been a little slow lately). I am hoping for another finish in the near future...I am falling behind on this series!

Finally, I had one more little finish--BBD's Souvenir de France, done on a greyish linen with Weeks Dye Works Twilight. The fabric it is sitting on was used for the backing. I recently discovered crushed walnut shells so I have been finishing some pincushions. Unfortunately it takes a long time to mop this stuff off the floor, as I learned when DD decided to use it for one of her own projects....
That's all for the time being. I added a poll on the sidebar relating to my impending blogaversary giveaway so let me know what you would be interested in receiving. Until next time, happy stitching!

13 comments:

Vicki in CO said...

Love your finish!

Emily said...

You did really well with the box, it cam out nicely. The bird piece you received is very cute as well.

Katrina said...

Everything is so cute! Love the birds and the box and AotH piece is adorable.

Kathy said...

Beautiful stitching. Absolutely beautiful. I just love your La d da finish and the finishing of it to the box. Gorgeous!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Beautiful finishes!
Hugs
Julie

Catherine said...

All lovely things!

Margaret said...

What beautiful stitching, all of it! I hope the exchange arrives soon!

valerie said...

Great box finish and I love your Eiffel Tower pincushion! A small funnel totally works in adding crushed walnut shells into smalls. Definitely less mess! :)

Katrien said...

Love the box! Cute pincushion

Linda said...

Sweet finishes! I love the prim box and the sweet birdie. I have the La D Da chart and after seeing how pretty yours is I'm thinking I need to get started on mine..hugs, Linda

Jo said...

Lovely stitching and using the box as a frame is a great idea.

Pumpkin said...

Look at all the lovely stitching! The box that you finished is just gorgeous. You did a perfect finish to make it look old!

Can't wait to see more :o)

Vinniey said...

Hi, you do beautiful works. Your La D Da birdie looks great! :)