Thursday, May 9, 2013

My day at "'It's for the Birds" Blog Hop

Hurray, it's my day for the "it's for the Birds" blog hop.
From my blog name you can tell I love loons but I love bird watching all birds here at our lake in NH. We even have eagles to watch.    
It was fun and easy to choose my projects with sew many fabrics and patterns with birds singing and winging. I loved making these practical items I can use every day.
What to do with laminated cotton? Make a project bag.

I use it to hold my interfacing. 
                       How to take all your embroidery "stuff" on the road?      
This is an embroidery bag from This n That. I love to see the owls peeking through my embroidery floss and tools.

This is the outside of the embroidery bag. I used some vintage fabric from Amy Barickman for the outside and the button fabric on the inside pocket.
                                              What about hand's free fabric shopping?

I've had this fabric, Nature's Walk for Clothworks, for two years now, waiting to make a backpack. The pattern is ByAnnie's "I've got your back". This is the front featuring a pocket with credit card slots inside. Pockets on the sides, zipper with two zipper pulls.

Here's the back of the backpack showing the straps and zippered pocket. Inside there's another big zippered pocket and two pocket slots. Great pattern to use. 
                          What to do when you luckily win a give away?

I won the giveaway from Brenda at Ladybug Dreams during the Stich it Up blog hop. She sent this pattern from This n That and I had to make this pillow for this blog hop. I used charm squares from two French General charm packs. Goes perfectly with my blue couch.
          Lastly, here are three blocks from Lynette Anderson book
                           It's Quilting Cats and Dogs.   
These blocks will be added to a fun mix of pieced and appliqued/embroidered blocks to make a scrappy king size quilt for our bedroom.

On the road again.

Best friends. I'll add buttons after I quilt.

Let's go camping. Ironically we are picking up our RV from winter storage today!
        I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. I apologize for the number
             of projects, but I can get sew much done now that I'm retired.  
              Many thanks to our cheerleader Mary 
              and Madame Samm for this fun blog hop.                   Make sure you check out the rest of today's bloggers.
                          I can't wait to see every one's great ideas.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's for the Birds Blog Hop starts tomorrow

This pattern is called Loon Dance by Bee Creative Studio
A little birdie told me that there's a new blog from Sew We Quilt winging it's way to blog land.
Here's a teaser for the blog hop. It's a quilt I made two summers ago that hangs over our big screen TV.
Right now our loon pair are calling. I hope to see them again when I kayak later today.
 My day is this Thursday and I can't wait to share all my projects.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Springtime in NH

This project bag holds my embroidery floss box and tools next to my easy chair. The embroidery was inspired by a design in Lynette Anderson's book It's Quilting Cats and Dogs.

Nothing like a snow storm in NH the first week in April!