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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

For the Birds ... My Tweet Day!


Thursday is my day for the "For the Birds" hop ... 
I am pleased to have you join me and my 
feathered friends ....

Did you know ...
that the first mention known of the Bluebird of Happiness
is in a play written in the early 20th century by Maurice
 Maeterlinck entitled L'Oiseau Bleu? 

Happiness, as the moral of the story imparts, 
comes from seeking rather than from finding.
Happiness comes from an unselfish life, 
without thought or motive of reward. 
 (Taken from The History of the Bluebird of Happiness
 at www.bluebirdofhappiness.net.)

Using Amy Bradley's Meet the Tweets Pattern, 
I made the Birdwatcher wall hanging:

I believe this birdie is waiting for 
the occupants to return home,
wouldn't you agree?

I seriously considered doing the Birdwatcher
in blue, but the green just seemed so happy
that I had to go with it, and besides,
green is one of my favorites, so it works
{smiles}

And, to go along with my Bluebird theme,
I used Amy Bradley's pattern again
to start this wall hanging:
Obviously, "start" is the operative word ...
I do need to do the stitching on it and
you can possibly see on this closer picture, 
that I have the stitching drawn in ...
progress! :)  I just didn't get all of it
done in time for our tweet hop ...
but never fear ...
I will have my Bluebirds of Happiness! 
in fact my daughters have each named
one of the birds for themselves, me, and
our dog Izzy.  Perfect!

I thank each of you sincerely for visiting today
and will do my utmost to respond quicker than
I have been lately ... I truly do appreciate the kind
words ... please never doubt that! 


Lined up to share with you today are my fellow
hoppers ... please be sure to flit on over to each of them
to share your kindness ... the bluebirds will be watching!


Thursday, May 9



Thank you Cheerleader Mary for your hard work in
keeping the flock flying in the same direction!
Thank you Madame for your delicious seeds of 
inspiration!  What a team!!

Until next we visit, best wishes,



most bird pictures on this post are 
courtesy of my Pinterest Board


Whatcha waitin' for? ... Get Hoppin! 

:


76 comments:

Patty C. said...

LOOOOOVe your bird watcher !!

Marianne said...

Love the blue birds. Thanks for sharing the birdie trivia.

Judy B said...

All your birds are adorable! I love that Amy Bradley pattern, actually everything she has done. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Love your bird watcher! I agree, the green makes it sooo happy looking. Great work!

Sharon said...

Really enjoyed your birds.....the green looks great

Lavonna ZWB said...

Your wallhanging is adorable. Thank you for sharing with us.

newsurfiegirl said...

What great quilts/hangings. I love Amy Bradley's designs. Thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

Your birdwatcher has put a smile on my face. He is adorable and I love the color setting that you have chosen. Thanks for being part in this blog and sharing your creativity.

Nati said...

Those blue birds are so cute! thanks for sharing!

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness...your Bird Watcher is adorable! Love the green...the little fellow just pops off the page. And your blue birds are coming along so well...I'm sure they will be finished soon, now that they have been lovingly named! Thank you for sharing all the birds with us...the last pic really grabs my attention...I am off to do some hoppin!

feltfree på Åsly said...

So nice your birds are looking. Great ob. Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

charlotte said...

Love both your projects, even if one isn't quite done. It looks like it will be so cute too. Thanks for the great bird pics too.

Podunkpretties said...

That last little bird pic made me laugh!

Thearica said...

The Birdwatcher is too darling! Amy's patterns are sew much fun!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the Birdwatcher project; adorable!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely work. I've never used Amy Bradley patterns but they always give me a chuckle.

Charlene S said...

I think your bird watcher is darling but adore the bird with an attitude at the end.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I think they all have attitude!!! lol. Way too cute. Amy does have the best patterns..lol

Gill said...

I love your 'birdwatcher'-the green is fabulous!
Thank you for sharing!

Leanne Parsons said...

That bird watcher is fantastic! Great job!

Jeanie said...

Green is the perfect color for your birdie! I'm thinking it's a momma bird, making sure her fledglings are doing OK on their first flights! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

I love the bird watcher. Nice job

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, I'm loving that birdie with his wings outstretched!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Such cute bird projects, I love it! :)

Natasha said...

Love the bird in green! LOVELY.

Pat said...

I just love the bird watcher quilt :0)

Linda said...

What a fun post! I love the bird watcher! Your blue birds are going to be so cute, too!

apple blossom said...

lovely wallhanging love blue birds thanks for sharing

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the bird watcher!! The green is perfect!!

Patty said...

I like the green bird. Maybe because I love green? All your birds are great.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love Birdwatcher! I am thinking that I am going to have to have that Amy Bradley pattern next! The clip art you have at the beginning us just too cute too! :-)

Janarama said...

Love your birds! Amy Bradley's patterns are the best.

Carol said...

I just love that bird watcher...so cute and your stitching is amazing! I was totally entertained by all your bird pics, too. :O)

Just Quilt It said...

I love your bird watcher! I need one of those hanging in my sunroom. Great work and beautiful quilting.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Wendy, how cute! I love her patterns an you did her proud! You do such beautiful work.

Katie M. said...

I really love your "Bird Watcher" wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow the blue bird is a beauty, it dosen´t live here in Germany.
Your wallhanging ist absoutely beautiful too, thanks for sharing!
Bente

Mary said...

Cute, cute. I love your projects. You did a great job on the bird watcher. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

Gwen said...

Your bird watcher quilt is adorable! And the other project will be great too, I'm sure!

Needled Mom said...

Soooo cute! Congratulations on a top spot today.

carla said...

Hi!!! Your green bird is too cute!!! Love all the little blue birds too!!!! Thanks for the origin of Bluebird of Happiness!!! Very interesting!!!

Emily C said...

Lovely bluebirds, i'm sure they will be even more beautiful when completed.

Patty D from NC said...

love your birdwatcher - and I also like that for the birds pixar short - one of my favorites!

Sowing Stitches said...

What a treat...cute little birds and creative adventures! :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

aww so cute!!

Pauline said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet, what a lovely tweeters you made, I love them!
Thanks for sharing!

Linda J said...

This is adorable and the blue birds will take on their own personality when you finish up. How cute is it that the bird is holding the binoculars?? Apparently your daughter considers the 3 bird wallhanging hers??

Madame Samm said...

First I love bluebirds....they have such spunk....NOW Your piece was a perfect mascot for our bird hop...we all have become such bird watchers this week....I love the green you chose...now he or she is perfect and sooooo much so..well you will see.. x

Lou said...

Great birds!!! So whimsical:)

jan said...

These are adorable!!

Mara said...

I love all of your bird pictures and your bird watcher quilt is adorable.

Stitches said...

Very nice projects...

Linda Crosby said...

Love your bird family and thank you for sharing all those adorable creatures.

Julie said...

super cute interpretation - love it!

Susan said...

It looks like you really had fun with your wall-hanging! I bet you have found the perfect location to enjoy it in your house. Spring is such a beautiful time of yeat....I think your 'Bird-Watcher' it looking at the happy times heading your way! You have earned them!
Hugs!!

Susan said...

Year...... (oops)

Rose Best said...

Love the different shades of blue

Denise said...

What adorable birds! Live and quilted :o)
I love this little pattern that I keep seeing popping up all over. And congratulations in being in the Top today! yay!

patchouli moon studio said...

Got to love the whimsy of Amy Bradley designs. Cute birds.

maggie said...

Just love the sweet birds! great job!
cheers
maggie

Kathy H said...

Wonderful quilt. I like the green too. I did like the pictures of real blue birds that you posted. I will have to look some of them up as I have never seen that type before. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great work..enjoyed your post today!

Vicki H said...

Wendy, I love your Bird Watcher.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love that angry bird at the end of your post!

Debbie M said...

Great post and quilts

Theresa said...

Your bird watcher quilt is so much fun, love it!

ritainalaska said...

great works, great words! a most enjoyable post. love the green bird and his 'nocs ... i've watched birds who seemed to be watching me.

LJ said...

Great looking bird quilt - green is perfect. I've enjoyed each and everyone of your bird pictures; I'm still smiling. Thanks.

Frances said...

Love the birdwatcher quilt.

lefuntz said...

You can't go wrong with Amy's patterns. I love the green. It makes me happy too. Congrats on a top spot. You most definitely deserve it.

sandra said...

So cute, love her patterns they always make me giggle.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Adorable birdies! Congrats on being one of the chosen.
Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Love your limey birdwatcher! Such cute patterns.

JanesQuilting said...

It is so much fun to be a birdwatch. I feed the birds regularly and love watching them. Your projects are adorable. I like your patterns and fabric choices.

Tricia said...

Those birds are Too Tweeting CUTE!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Carin said...

wow Wendy ... I just LOVE your birdwacther, he/she is great... love the green color you used.

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