Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Not so Chirpy

Hi All,

I was so excited about 2015: new beginnings, exciting new events, new challenges and then I went and broke my ankle. My right ankle.  No driving and no machine sewing. Grumble.  SO I was not able to finish much but I had started. There was also no outside picture taking for me as this has been a wicked winter and, did I mention, my ankle.

I found a pattern for cross stitch on Pinterest but have lost the link.  This reminded me that cross stitch is not my thing.
Cross stitch with floss colors I had on hand
 Then some free hand embroidery.  I bought a Dresden plate ruler and was going to use this as my center.  But alas, that will have to wait.
Yes! one out door shot!

The next two are some love birds I stitched up thinking about ring bearer pillows but I am not in love with the way they came out.


Last but not least I made a batch of sugar cookies for my DgD and friends.  This is the pigeon from "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems.  The kids got a big kick out of these.


Well,  here is to a better second quarter in 2015.  Now please go visit with the rest of the flock! Enjoy.



48 comments:

  1. Nana B...YOU ARE A GEM! Thank you SEW MUCH for coming to us and sharing these!!!! I actually LOVE the ring bearer pillow birdies!!! They are sew original and sweet!!!! I hope you are healing quickly...don't be discouraged, you sewing will be back soon...and I LOVE that you met us here!!! Even with your little broken wing, YOU ARE HERE and LOVELY!!!!!!

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  2. I do love all of your birdies, can you send my 10 dozen of those yummy looking cookies, lol! Don't overdo and get well soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your cross-stitched towel is darling! And, I love the birds embroidered for the ring bearer pillow. Those cookies are fantastic! I can imagine the delight they inspired. :)

    I do hope your ankle heals quickly and 2015 turns out to be a great year, in spite of the rough start.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your ankle and hoping it heals well. Love the ring bearer birdies - they look 'tweet'. The cookies look so cool.

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  5. I am sorry to hear about your ankle; get well soon! Your cross stitched bird looks great, and the cookies look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love all of your birds! Don't be so hard on yourself - you did a great job on those stitchings. And the cookie is super!

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  7. Some lovely stitching Nana. So sorry about your ankle. LOL, those cookies are cute!

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  8. ouchy boo-boo. I always hate when I hurt myself and it is the side I use. I hurt my middle finger on the right hand last summer and could not use my hand for almost a month while it healed. Hope your ankle heals fast!

    Love the cross stitch towel and those sugar cookies look yummy!

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  9. Sorry about your ankle. I like the lovebirds!

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  10. Sorry to hear about your ankle. I am glad you were able to find something to occupy you, though. Not being able to sew would be awful. Your birds are all very cute, and in the case of the last one, delicious.

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  11. to healing of your sweet ankle...your stitchings are tweet

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  12. We never know how limited we actually are until we have a limb we can"t use ! You figured out some wonderful things to make....you can't keep a quilter down for long ! Blessings to you and speedy healing !

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  13. Life happens and we just have to make the best of it, which you have. I really do love those swirly birds!

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  14. I'm so sorry about your ankle! My oldest daughter broke her wrist this week and is having surgery on it tomorrow - doggone it! Your embroidery is wonderful and I love, love the cookie! blessings, marlene

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  15. Love Pigeon and he graces the cookie perfectly. Can you sew left- footed? I probably couldn't but I think one machine had a start stop button. A movie afternoon sounds like the perfect way to enjoy the day!

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  16. Oh sorry for your bad ankle....I like the second love birds.

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  17. You've been very creative - kudos to you. I wish you a speedy recovery from the broken ankle.

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  18. Hope you are healing well and glad to see the productive use you've made of the limitations!!

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  19. I really like that little birdie that's in the hoop hanging about, love that little pink flower fabric in there against the blue background... really pretty.

    I hope your ankle is better soon, I know what it's like to be injured to the point where you can't use your machine, I feel for you.

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  20. I love your projects! You seem to have been productive despite your injury!
    I hope you heal quickly!

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  21. You STILL managed to come up with some wonderful bird projects in spite of being injured. I really like those pale birds for the ring pillow. I hope that you will soon be back up and running.

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  22. Hope your ankle is doing better. Bummer when it is the right one too. You did good on your start. I love the little cross stitch bird.

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  23. Oh, so sad! A broken ankle, especially the right one, is a big bummer and no fun at all! I hope it heals quickly so you can get back to the important things in life like driving and sewing. Sweet little projects in spite of it all! :O)

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  24. Well Nana...it is nice to know you are still stitching your way through this challenge. I am so excited to see some handwork - you know I love that! Your little birds are so sweet. Take it easy, and heal dear lady.

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  25. At least you can stitch! I love the cookies...and I'm sure the kids were not the only ones! Here is to hoping your have a speedy recovery and a much less exciting spring!

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  26. Your projects are adorable. You do beautiful stitching. I hope your ankle heals soon for you. I broke mine a few years back and it is no fun.

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  27. Very sorry to read about your ankle. I hope it heals well for you. You got an amazing amount done in spite of your injury and they are all cute as can be. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  28. Aawww Nana i feel for you. It's not the way to start off the new year for sure. For being hampered so, it was nice to see that you was able to at least cross-stitch something when your pedal foot is out of commission. I like both of your pieces and the red cardinal box is very interesting too. Hope things start to look up for you soon and thank you for sharing your birdies with us today.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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  29. I am so sorry you broke your ankle and will send up Prayers and Healing Energy. Tweet little Tree Birds you did manage to create. Thank you sew very much for Tree Bird hopping and participating. Creative Bird Bliss...

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  30. Oh I love the cookie!! I like the way the "love" birds on the possible ring bearer pillows look. Maybe set them aside for a while and then come back and see how you feel about them. Sending you healing energy to your ankle and a full recovery soon.

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  31. Oh no.... Sew Sorry to her about your ankle. I'm in the middle of a move and haven't sewn for 3 week and I'm about to go into withdraws. I can't imagine if I couldn't drive too! Hang in there and praying for a speedy recovery!

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  32. I feel your pain Nana, wishing you a thorough and speedy recovery. Love your sugar cookies Pidgeon, too cute! All of your projects are so unique and even negotiating around a kitchen is a huge drain on your energy with a broken ankle. Good for your on attempting all that you did.

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  33. Your stitching is beautiful. I love reading books by Mo Williems, they are so much fun to read to the kids. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  34. Your cross stitch looks great! Hope you feel better soon...☺

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  35. You have a talent for stitching. Hope your ankle heals quickly and you're back to quilting soon.

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  36. Your cross stitch turned out well. Your embroidery is amazing. I can only imagine the children's delight with the cookies. Hope you are soon "back in the pink." Thanks for forging ahead and sharing what you were amazingly able to accomplish with your trials.

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  38. Wishing you fast healing. The embroidery birds are so cute.

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  39. Wishing you fast healing. The embroidery birds are so cute.

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  40. Speady healinh to you. The embroidery is so sweet.

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  41. I hope you get back to machine sewing soon. Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  42. Very pretty projects and the biscuit is so cool! It must be yummy too, even though it's a shame to eat it!
    Hope you get better super soon. A big hug from Italy!

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  43. Very nice projects made while injured, I hope you get on your feet soon.

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  44. hope you feel better soon. lovely projects

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  45. Lots of sweet birds. Hope the ankle is doing better. First day of Spring so things MUST be looking up. :)

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  46. All your little stitched birds are very tweet. :)

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