Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Day - It's For the Birds!




Thank you for joining me in the It's For the Birds Blog Hop today! My main project, shown above, is a wall hanging with paper pieced birds (wallhanging is my design, but the birds are a free pattern from McCall's Quilting. ). The saying is "Use what talents you possess. The woods would be silent if no birds sang except those who sang best." - Henry Van Dyke. That is such a true statement! We are often intimidated by others who outshine us. One  bird above is different. She is colorful and a little non-conformist. Even her nest is different, full of colorful snippets! It's up to you to decide if she represents the best or the one who is not the best, but tries anyway. (I have a feeling there would be a difference of opinion here!)

Another project I worked on were these cute little owl pin cushions!  I found this pattern in Quilt Magazine


 And the last project were these hand drawn panels. I drew them freehand with Sharpie Fabric markers.  The chicks are appliqued. Although I haven't decided yet what to do with them, I know they'll find their way into a project sooner or later!


As usual, I want to thank Madame Samm and our cheerleader for this hop,   MARY from I PIECE 2 Mary....
 Be sure and visit the other bloggers posting today!



Wednesday, May 8




















Remember....just do your best!

86 comments:

  1. Great projects Linda! (As usual!) LOVE the banner!

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  2. love the banner nice job. all your projects are great

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  3. Love your wall hanging! The owl pincushions, adorable, but you blew me away with the chickens you drew, such talent! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. That is one of my most favourite quotes! Love your wall hanging and the cute owls.

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  5. I love all your projects and the drawings are too cute!

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  6. Great Wallhanging! The chicken are so cute and the owls too! Beautiful job!

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  7. Your wallhanging is absolutely stunning. The owl pincushions are small darlings. And I absolutely love your hens.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  8. Lovely birds Linda. I especially love your owl pin cushions.

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  9. Linda those chickens are GORGEOUS! What an amazing work... they would be a great embroidery pattern as well! What inspiring work, love it!

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  10. Love it - Such a great quote !

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  11. What a beautiful wall hanging! The sentiment is so true! (PS Your feather arrived today! I love it!)

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  12. Thank you for the wonderful reminder that we don't always have to have the prettiest song. :)

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  13. Your wall hanging is beautiful. I love the ribbons at the bottom. They really make it lovely. The owls are so cute and I love those chickens!! I would love to see those in a quilt!

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  14. What a delightful set of projects. I particularly love your hand drawn chick and will make a great project in the future. You are one very talented lady Linda.

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  15. Very cute projects and your hand draws are very pretty. have a fun day.

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  16. I love your Zentangle Chickens. Excellent!

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  17. Your pieced birds look great. I like the little different one. Nice message.

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  18. Wonderful hanging and sentiment. Cute chickens. You are so gifted.

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  19. Such beautiful projects. I really love the chickens; they're so unique and wonderfully drawn!

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  20. Great projects. I do like the hens and chickens.

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  21. As always, Linda, your projects are unique and wonderful!

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  22. Beautiful birds! Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Linda I love your bird projects. Each one is wonderful!

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  24. Great projects Linda.....love the chicks

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  25. Wow ! What Wonderful drawing ! And thanks for the link to the McCalls birds.

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  26. Love that quote. Thanks for a great reminder! and wonderful job on all your projects.

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  27. I was almost going to use that quote on my project, but chose another at the last minute. I love it and the lesson it tells! Just love the hanging, the owls, and the amazing chickens! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for the great projects...always inspiring!

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  28. Love the nests on your wall hanging!!! :)

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  29. Love your birdie banner and the hens are perfect!

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  30. Beautiful work, as always, Linda. I love the banner! Thanks for sharing a link to the bird pattern. I now have it bookmarked for future projects!

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  31. I love the chickens. They would make cute appliques.

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  32. we can always count on you to raise the branch so we have to reach out to capture another beauty...this one is outstanding...love your wee owls and your chicks..will be great for the pecking order at the end of the year...beautiful work

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  33. OMG I don't know which project is the cutest.. They all are just darling. Have you ever been told you are an overachiever.. LOL.

    thanks for sharing

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  34. Wow, where to start! First off congrats on pick of the day. Well deserved. I just love your wall hanging. And those chickens!!! Just fabulous!

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  35. Beautiful work, as always, Linda. I really like the banners you have been making. The ribbons blowing in the breeze on this one is a lovely touch. Thanks for the link for the PP bird pattern. The pin cushions are sew cute. Your hens and chicks look drawn from life. You are sew artistic. Thanks you for all the lovely inspiration ... :) Pat

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  36. Hi!!! So sweet!!! I love your birds and the saying!!! So true!!! I love your little owls and hens and chicks too!!!! All so pretty!!!

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  37. I love that wallhanging and saying...it is just beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with those chickens. They are amazing! I'd say you definitely used your talent. :O)

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  38. Loved your beautiful wall hanging!! Those owls are adorable!!

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  39. Fantastic Wall Hanging, so inspirational! Did you find a way to shout that you hurt your ankle so you wouldn't have to do any kitchen work?

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  40. What a beautiful wall hanging. Little Miss Colourful and Different is my favourite!

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  41. I love the banner, but you really got me with those chickens. Just wonderful...especially the one with the worm!

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  42. Your bird banner with its sentiment is wonderful and I got to love that one bird marching to its own little drummer, her creative colored nest. The sketched drawings are wonderful and they will make a great addition to however you chose to set them in the end. I believe you mentioned what a busy month you have had but you still got a lot done!

    Thanks for the links! Aren't those owls adorable? I figured we would see a few of those as they are so hot right now. I had a couple cute ideas with those but passed for that reason, LOL.

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  43. I love the banner and the sentiment...just the reminder I needed today, thanks!

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  44. I adore your banner! Great job!!! Wonderful and inspiring post - and I appreciate how you spaced out the blog hop addresses...makes it much easier to move on to the next. :)

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  45. So cute, I really love the banner and what it says. Your work is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  46. I love your banner and the quote. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

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  47. I love your banner. You are very inspiring

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  48. Those chicks and hens look so lifelike that I can almost hear them cluckling. Great job. Also love your banner. Thanks for sharing

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  49. I love your banner. A great idea!

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  50. What wonderful projects. I like them all.

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  51. I love this banner....deserving of a top spot today.

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  52. Your banner is beautiful and congratulations on being selected as #1. Your other projects are pretty great too.

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  53. Absolutely LOVE your birds wall hanging! That has always been one of my favorite sayings :*) Thanks for sharing the link to the birds too! Great job on the blog tour today!

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  54. Fantastic Linda, I see you are in top two. Yea! Love all of your birds. I wish I could draw. The chickens are wonderful.

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  55. Great advice and wonderful wall hanging!

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  56. Congrats on being a top 2 pick of the day! Love the wall hanging and the advice.

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  57. I love the inspirational message you put on your wall hanging and those little owl pin cushions are just the cutest!

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  58. LOVE your projects! They are outstanding! And congratulations on being in the top 2 picks of the day! yay!

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  59. Linda - Thanks for the reminder that we each have our own talents. I was embarassed to sing at church. My second husband was a great encourager of my singing. We sang hymns in the car, in church, of course, and even in bed. I often wondered what the neighbors might think. Then one evening at church we had sat down early and were singing to the praise and worship music playing. A lady came in commented that we were good. Well, his mother was a trained singer as is his daughter. I knew it was mostly his singing, but I was pleased that I was at least trying. Thanks for including where we can find the patterns. I find it very frustrating to find something I like or think another would like and I have no clue where to find the pattern. Again, thanks for participating in the hop and all the inspiration.

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  60. Linda, what a great text on your banner, lovely birdies on the banner and the other ones! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Hi Linda... I love your banner and the owls are beautiful...Thaks for sharing how crafty you are.. Hugs :)

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  62. Great birdy inspiration. I love making bird quilts or little projects. Now I want to make all that I see.

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  63. Great projects!!!!
    I have the threads in my nest and on my clothes, hair, food:) Every where:) ha ha!!!
    Love them all!!

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  64. I think the little bird is a leader and not a follower. She spread her wings and did it her way and that's not all bad...

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  65. Love your banner and its message, love the little owls, love the hens and chicks, love that you gave links to patterns, LOVE that you got a top spot ... Love it all!

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  66. Wow............. wonderful contributions to our hop. Those Chickens are stellar, the owls are adorable and the banner is inspirational. I think that covers it.

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  67. They are soooo cute, your drawings are adorable, I know you will make something clever with them.

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  68. Love you bird banner! So very true! Your owls and chicken are great too! Beautiful work!

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  69. Congratulations on being in the top 3 today. I love your bird banner.

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  70. The wall hanging is fabulous! Certainly, the odd one out is the innovative bird and ready to go out on a limb!

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  71. Congratulations on being "chosen". I can see why. Your work is wonderful.

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  72. Once again I adore everything you create. This bird banner is wonderful...bright and cheerful. Adorable owls. Love your hand drawn chickens! You exude inspiration and I thank you. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  73. Congrats on top spot, your wall hanging is fabulous! The owls and chicks are just cute.

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  74. I love your projects! especially your wall hanging! I collect quotes so I have written this one in my journal!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  75. wow, your birds are fabulos, lovely!
    I love your wallhangig.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  76. You come up with such great projects! I am always inspired by them.

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  77. What a cute and creative hanging. The 'different' bird reminds me of me. What great drawing you did on the bottom birds. I can't even make decent stick figures. Great job!

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  78. What wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing

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  79. The lesson that your birds shows us is a good one to remember. I really love your Sharpie Hens. I never thought to use sharpies when I draw my stuff out. Thank you for sharing that technique with us and for all your birdies too.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  80. I love your banner. Thanks for sharing.Janita

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  81. Your birdies are fabulous. You never fail to amaze. Thank you for sharing.

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