Friday, July 07, 2006

Bluebird Landed

I found out today that my For the Birds exchange gift for Chris arrived safely. I stitched a portion of a seasonal sampler from an old JCS issue. It's a sampler I'd like to stitch for myself someday, and I thought this bit of it was perfect for a bird-themed exchange. And it was just the right size to finish as a needlebook!

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You can't tell from the picture, but the fabric is actually a light green color. Willow Green, I think. I finished the inside using a strawberry and floral printed fabric. I found this fabric purely by accident when I was clearing out a closet at my "other" house. My mom used to make a lot of aprons and always kept cheery fabrics on-hand. I think this must have been for that purpose. At any rate, I thought it was much more suitable for this project than any of the others that I had purchased recently.

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8 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

Such a cute exchange. The pattern is lovely and I adore how you finished it. Great job! Can't wait to see your summer exchange either:)

Red said...

How Cute!!!

Singular Stitches said...

How nice! The bird is just so pretty!

Cathy said...

Awesome! Chris must be thrilled with this exchange gift. The fabric goes quite nicely with your stitched design!

Susimac said...

Very pretty, your fabric matches the design brilliantly, what a lovely exchange.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a sweet bird. This came out great.
CJ

Melissa said...

What a sweet design. Your exchange partner is very lucky!

Lili said...

What a lovely bird! And the fabric definitely is the perfect choice! Well done, Juanita!
You are lucky having a crafty mother! I don't have one single chance to find a beautiful piece of fabric in my parents' house, believe me...
Take care!