Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Color Blue, Birds and other Things

 After several months of not 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'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."
Joseph McCarthy

"I suppose I am a Sparrow, a stay-at-home bird."
Gladys Tabor

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


Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

I glad your back and thank you for sharing your precious gifts. Now I'm a blue lover and believe you can not go wrong with a little blue. Look forward to future writings.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good Morning. I think my thoughts went across the miles urging you to post. Telepathy of a sort. I've been thinking of you a lot. Nice pieces you showcased here and lovely stitching. I'm so glad you have been stitching again. It surely heals the soul.
xx, Carol

sandi s said...

Wonderful post and sharing such beautiful things! Love birds and your blue bird and the plate and little heart dish are so pretty. I am your second quote. I am the Sparrow the stay at home bird. I love that. I’m working on a quilt today and enjoying the beautiful weather. Till next time. Take care. Hugs, Sandi

Jenny said...

Hi Pat....

I was so very happy to see a post from you! I have been thinking about you so often!

What lovely items you have shared today! The little bluebird is just precious and the beautiful stitching just reaches out and touches my heart! It reminds me so much of all the beautiful things my Grandmother made! What treasures indeed!

I am sending lots of hugs and love your way! I am hand quilting a small hexagon quilt...a gift for a very dear friend! I think of you while I am quilting because I quilt one tiny stitch at a time 🙂

Sending hugs and love!

Pat S. in Lebanon said...

So very good to hear from you today! And what beautiful treasures you shared with us. White on white is my very favorite type of embroidery. Tonight I am doing white cross stitch on blue linen. What do "they" say about great minds?

http://thankfullga447 said...

Happy to here from you & love love your treasures; blue is such a wonderful color.

Julie Fukuda said...

Yes, lovely ... and a couple of darling birds, that flew all the way from your nest, greet me each morning with a warm heart.

Quiltgal said...

Love your posts and seeing all of your beautiful precious things.

Louise Doney said...

Welcome back, welcome back ,welcome back Miss Pat, we missed you , and we’re hoping that you were doing well and just taking a break from bloggingg . Funny that you should post about things that are some of your favorites, birds and the color blue, because right now in my hoop is a stitched piece with a little Robin sitting in a basket wearing a BLUE hat !

Patti said...

Pat, It is good to see a post from you, as you have been missed. Also glad to read that you have been quilting. Hope you will share some pictures of what you are working on.

cocoya said...

I was so very happy to see a post from you! I have been thinking about you so often!

Jaybird said...

How fun to see you and your birdies back!! I have a little butterpat with the same bluebird! Now I will think of you when I look at it, along with several other birdie things that have made their way from Arkansas to Texas!!
Goin' to see the sister tonight...LONG overdue!!!! (my fault :(
Hope all is well in your cozy nest!

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