After several months of not blogging...here I am. I seem to have crossed over the hump I was stranded on and not only have I been quilting, but I feel, once again, like posting on this blog. Oh, my goodness gracious....thank goodness! I hope you are all well. Not really knowing what to post about, I decided to talk about something blue. Although there isn't much of it here in this cottage....I do like a bit of it now and again. Some of these things have come to live with me recently and some have been here a while. Some are gifts.
Let me begin with this little blue bird. It's cast iron...painted blue...a gift from my friend, Jim. I thought it fit right in with these other bits of blue today.
This absolutely lovely bluebird bowl was given to me recently by my friend, Kathy. It's ADORABLE!!! The little heart dish sitting inside I found years ago....for something like a quarter. I think they are dear together.
Don't you think so too? The bluebird clock is called a Songbird clock and is from Germany. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but when it does, the little bird chirps and moves. I found it several years ago.
This lovely tea towel is embroidered by hand.........with a pretty yellow checkerboard trim. Another gift from Kathy. Doesn't it just 'go' well with all the blue things here?
The bedspread you see peeking out underneath this linen piece is from my Mother-in-law's guest bedroom and there on top is a linen table runner, very wide, another piece from Kathy. It is DEAR!!!
I had a fit when I saw it....such beautiful hand embroidery along with beautifully done cross-stitch.
This is stitched across both ends of the cloth.
And, the White on White embroidery is to die for. Truly beautiful.
Just another peek at the bird.....
and a bit more of the embroidered edge...it's four inches deep.
You all know I just love the birds, the stitching, well, all these wonderful pieces. They fit right into my house and I'm so grateful to have them to admire each day. I found these two quotes and thought I'd add them to today's post. They are me...all over!
"I'm always chasing rainbows, Waiting to find a little blue bird in vain."
"I suppose I am a Sparrow, a stay-at-home bird."
Yes, indeed. There I am. I'll be doing my best to post again very soon.........hang in there with me, as I know many of you have. And, do take care. Be well and be happy!
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time