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 http://ipiece2-mary.blogspot.ca/ 
              and Madame Samm http://www.sewwequilt.com 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.


 



















67 comments:

  1. WHat a great collection of work you have made. I just love your backpack it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Really cute appliqué & embroidery work, thanks for sharing

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  3. You've been busy - Thanks for sharing your wonderful work ;)

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  4. You have made wonderful projects. Thanks for being part of this hop and sharing your creativity

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  5. So wonderful your projects. I like the fabrics you used.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  6. I love all your projects. The backpack is amazing! I also love the embroidery.

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  7. Fun projects. I am off to check out other work you have done. I'm going to retire this year and I can only hope it gives me as much time and inspiration as you have found in retirement!!

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  8. Great projects! You have been busy. Isn't retirement wonderful.

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  9. Thank you for sharing all your lovely projects!

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  10. Retirement can be fun, can't it. We are tobacco farmers and I say we are semi-retired because we have our winters free.

    Your projects are just great! I love that pillow!

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  11. Your projects are all wonderful, but I really love the pillow and the blocks! Great job.

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  12. You sure have been busy! Great job on all of them.

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  13. your projects are just adorable!! I especially love the one with the bird on top of the car...lol

    Do you mind me asking where you got the pattern for your loons? I have to make one and have never seen that before.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment. I love that bird in it's cage too. The loon quilt is called Loon Dance by Bee Creative Studio (www.beecreativestudio.com).

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  14. you are a busy one...and each project better than the last...nice work, all of them!

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  15. I love all your projects and can't decide which is my fav! Lucky you, retired lady!

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  16. Awesome projects.Your backpack caught my eye.Thansk for sharing!

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  17. I love the stitchery. Very well done.

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  18. Love all your projects. I also have Lynn's book and that quilt is on my to do list :0)

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  19. How fun! Your projects are all wonderful! Great job!

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  20. love your projects you did such a lovely job

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  21. I love your birdy projects, enjoy being retired, it seems to keep you in stitches :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love the cat,dog,and bird friends. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Loved that back pack!! Loved your embroidery super cute!!

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  24. I love love love your backpack, and what a fabulous backpack!

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  25. All of your creations are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  26. No need to apologize for so many projects because they were all wonderful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  27. ooh ooh ooh love that back pack ! wow

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  28. What a great projects! I love the backpack, especially the fabric. Also, the pillow is great. Wonderful work!

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  29. -beautiful birds projects, love the backpack!

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  30. No need to apologize for the many projects----I think we all like looking at them! It would be hard to pick a favorite from the wonderful "stuff" you showed--perhaps the pillow but then there is the backpack. HMMMM

    I can't wait to see what you do with the stitchery pieces!



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  31. LOVE the backpack!!!!I would so use this daily, great fabric for an upscaled backpack! :)

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  32. Your projects are wonderful. Love your use of bird fabrics The back pack is so cool. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Hi!!!! I love your little birdies and the cats and dogs!!! Great back pack!!!!

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  34. What great projects! I LOVE the fabric you used for your back pack...I may have to check out that pattern too!

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  35. Love all your projects! The backpack is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Lovely birds. The pillow and the backpack are esp. Nice. Great job!

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  37. My favorite of your projects is the backpack. Thanks!

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  38. Your projects are just wonderful. I love the backpack.

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  39. Laura, loved all your projects. Isn't retirement great?!

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  40. Fantastic, Your backpack looks awesome!

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  41. I Sew......can't wait to retire :)

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  42. Great projects - i love the camping one best!!
    Have fun
    jan

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  43. A for ADORABLE projects...your bag is well amazing....holy moly gf, you did such lovely pieces...RETIREMENT suits you .....what else will you be doing...hope to see you again

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  44. Great projects!!! Love the cat and dog ones:)

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  45. Love all of your projects and thanks for sharing with us..

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  46. Oh, I love all of your projects, Laura! You got so much done. I esp love that little camping trailer block at the end! :) Thanks for sharing all of your great work! xoxo

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  47. Wow! You've been busy! I love all of your projects but the backpack is my favorite! Great work!

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  48. Oh my, I love your projects! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think it would be the back pack. Thanks so much for sharing all of these!

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  49. Hmm; retirement suits me as well. You are quite prolific, and I'm attracted to all your projects, but especially love the little pillow and the Quilting Cats & Dogs blocks. Gosh, also the embroidery notions bag.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. love your projects bag! than for sharing all your projects ... great ideas!

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  51. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful projects. I have Lynette's book too but have not made anything yet. Seeing your blocks has inspired me to get going on that.

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  52. I love the back pack if it ever needs a new home let me know. It would be great for a chemo bag babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  53. Great projects. I love that little pillow. I too love all birds. I love visiting my in laws and listening to the loons haunting call. They really are special.

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  54. You did a wonderful job on all your projects, love It's Quilting Cats and Dogs blocks!

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  55. Great projects. The laminated bag is so cute and the backpack is perfect.

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  56. Loved all of your projects, very creative.

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  57. What a wonderful collection of projects. Isn't it wonderful to be retired and able to do what you love?

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  58. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. what fun "bird" projects you have made. thanks for sharing.

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  60. Your projects all look so pretty! Thanks for sharing them.

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  61. Great projects!! I especially love the Raining Cats and Dogs blocks with the birdy friends.

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  62. What adorable projects. I like the Whimsical designs.

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  63. There is No such thing as TOO MANY projects!! It's nice when one is able to feed the creative bug. Thanks for sharing all of them with us. It's hard to chose just one of them.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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