Monday, May 13, 2013

It's for the Birds

Hi! Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!
At our house we have lots of birds flying, eating and running around. Some days the wild turkeys come down and eat up the chicken feed for my Rooster and three hens that live here on our property. I have (6) pullets (bigger than a chick but smaller than a hen) that I have raised from chicks that live in a "hen house". Cardinals, bluejays, nut hatches, and many more birds nest on the hill behind our house. Can you tell I like birds? Well I do!

So when Madam Samm announced this blog hop I just had to sign up! Her blog hops are so popular that if you don't sign up quick you never get in. The challenge is trying to come up with ideas to excite the readers and please the Madam! She is very nice but expects your best! I am kind of worried this time her "It's for the Birds" and mine aren't quite the some. But she is very generous and always cheers us on!

Thank you Madam Samm and our cheerleader Mary from I Piece 2 Mary for coordinating this blog hop and cheerleadering us all on!

I am excited to show you what I made! Working to create a little texture for my birdies I used Aurifil Thread 12 wt
. It is wonderful to use to hand stitch, embroider, or cross-stitch. I fussy cut the birds out of this cute fabric "Just Hanging" and went to work stitching. I am new to it and can't do it for a long time but I really love the way it looks.

The basket pattern I used I have blogged about before, so you can find out about it here , if you would like to know more. It is a great pattern!

Side 1

Side 2


Fabrics
"For The Birds Basket"
Mod-Century by Jenn Ski for Moda
"Just hanging" Alexander Henry
Simply Color by V and Co. for Moda

Please stop by and visit the other blogs on the hop today!

May 14, 2013


In The Boon Docks (Thats Me)
Michelle's Romantic Tangle
Thimblemouse and Spouse
Quilting and Sewing Arts Studio
Sewgrateful Quilts
A Quilting Sheep
Ramblings of a Quilter
Sew Many Yarns
Moosestash Quilting
Words & Stitches
A Yankee in Queen Liz's Court
Tea Time Creations
Secretly Stitching

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"! Please come back often!
Create and be unique, Lisa

64 comments:

  1. Love these little guys :D So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love fabric baskets, and great stitching.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love how you appliqued those cute birdies on you basket! Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. very sweet. I love the huge eyes the birds have

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love that birdie bag Lisa! We are (one day soon I hope) going to get some chickens - we call them Chooks here in Oz! Can't wait for bubba Joe to collect his first egg!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the birdie basket, Lisa! It is so tweet!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your basket is so cute with the bird in center. Thanks for sharing your creativity

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very creative. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Really cute thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very cute basket. Love the stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lisa. Just the tweetest birdies! I love your embroidery and you showed your creativity by incorporating it into that lovely bag. Kudos for making something usable so you can see your handiwork all the time!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I don't just love love love your bag I think you should send it to me!! No seriously it is really gorgeous and i would so love to make one just like it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The bag is just too tweet! Love how you embellished the birdies with embroidery!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The bag is quite lovely. I just found the pattern and downloaded it. Just might try it but will probably use some of my fantasy fabric instead of scraps. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a great basket; the birds are so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  16. You can never have too many baskets -
    Love your birds

    ReplyDelete
  17. How very cute....baskets are so handy too.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love your cute little birdy basket :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very pretty projec. Love your birds and the fabrics used in your projects

    ReplyDelete
  20. And your best is what you delivered..this is a great bag/tote/basket....a great choice in fabrics too...it almost looks like there is chiffon over the bird...well done Lisa....

    ReplyDelete
  21. Adorable! So many options I hope you will use these constantly just to show off your precious birds!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Pretty as well as functional! I don't know that I would have been able to cut into that lovely fabric like that and will be still sitting there with scissors frozen in hand, LOL. Lovely basket. THX for sharing this with us today.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Those birds are just too cute...love them on your basket! :O)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great idea to make them into a basket!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your birds are really cute, I love how you highlight the basket with your embroidery.

    ReplyDelete
  26. cute basket...found the pattern thanks for the link

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like your basket. The birds are neat.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wonderful baskets. Those birds are so cute. I love the aurifil 12 for embroidery. It is very nice to work with. I was just thinking I needed to make a basket and couldn't remember where I saw one on a blog and then I looked at your blog this morning and there it was! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your basket is super cut and I love the birdies flying across the sides.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love this basket with your cute little birds. Lovely work!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love those little baskets and the birdies are so sweet on them.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love your basket. Great fabrics, especially the yellow bird. Lovely stitching. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lisa I think your stitchery birds out beautifully and the prefect addition to your basket. Thank you sharing it with all of us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great basket. The Birdies are so cute. Great job. Thank you so much for taking part in the hop.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love your Birdie Baskets they are just adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ohhhh do I love that fabric. What a fun little bird!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great size for a little bag..tweet tweet. BTW, we were not able to make the trip to Marshall's Memorial Ceremony back in April. Didn't want you to think I had forgotten. We are hoping to come up for Marshall's Homecoming.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love your "for the bird basket", it's a great pattern (I know, I made several!) your stitchery is sweet, ànd Mme Samm is pleased with it! What more can a bloghopper want!?!
    Enjoy your day and all the feedback you get. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great basket! and I love the fabrics you used!
    Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Sew cute and useful! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a cute little basket! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love your birdie basket and your stitching adds extra zip! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love the little birdie basket. So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love your basket, very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Very pretty basket. The birds are too cute.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love those fabric baskets even though I haven't made one, yet. Your birdie stitching is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  47. HI!!!! Those birds are adorable!!! Love your basket!!! Too cute!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a great idea to dress up the baskets! You did a great job.....

    ReplyDelete
  49. What a pretty basket. Just added the pattern to my list. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete

I love a two way conversation! Comments are appreciated!