Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023
chance. After a year and a half of being "out of commission" two of my favorite sentiments have lately reminded me to make more of an effort. IT IS WHAT IT IS and NEVER GIVE UP! I feel I need to harder.
As you know...if you've been here before...I have always tried to 'rescue' an old quilt or embroidery now and then and then to repair or redo it. A year without this work has been tough. In fact all the things I used to do have suffered in some way and so has my mood. I have missed out on all the things I enjoyed. So, like the blog, I have recently given myself a good talking to and am making an effort to actually DO things. Like posting. It will take me longer, my stitching may not be all that great but making the effort will be GOOD.
Maybe some of my readers will return...and if not, there might be a few new friends come along and if not, it will be a good thing to put out the effort anyway.
I've renewed my interest in cross stitching. I used to love it....and thanks to the internet, my interest has been renewed by finding Flosstubers. It has totally taken over the time I spend looking at tv. They are also very inspiring. I'm trying to discover ways I can use it in some of my other stitching. We will see. Meantime, it's just fun to watch.
Now, for the photo....I rescued that cross stitched piece on black fabric from the flea market....it's all half crosses. There was a second design with it...but I liked this one best...for the photo anyway. It needs to be made into something. There is a crocheted heart. I have a collection of those...none of which I stitched. I guess I rescued those too. I've saved that button card a long time...and HOPE....it's a good reminder. A bird. Well, you know. That handful of DMC floss....who doesn't like a handful of that beautiful stuff or a handful of all the new flosses I am seeing. Also a cross stitched table runner from the flea. The kind of stuff that I really love. Oh. I also ordered a BOOK OF DAYS (even though the year is half over)....to round out the excitement. And, some stickers...a couple books and charts. If it turns out I can't manage to see well enough to do it...I'll just have fun touching and looking at all of it and being entertained by the excitement of it all. I notice that most of the cross stitch videos seem to have a new video every couple of weeks. Hopefully, I'm going to do that here.
Wishing you all safe and happy days ahead.
❤️Pat at Bird Nest Cottage
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
That framed piece is a collage of heart and Valentine ephemera I bought several years ago at the flea market. So pretty....the two vintage heart boxes were given to me by a friend long ago....
And, here we are....Valentines forever. I used one of those old heart boxes to make my Valentine for today. I had this copy of a photo on my refrigerator for quite a while, and today decided it would be neat to add it to this vintage heart box. I believe the photo was taken around 2010. Where did all that time go? Now that I've made a new heart out of an old one...I really like it....it has "made my day." I'm sure that my "old navy man" would have liked it also.
Hope you are all well and I'm wishing you all the best on your own Valentine's Day. Take care.
Pat at Bird Nest Cottage ♥️
Thursday, February 2, 2023
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(For those who contacted my daughter...and you know who you are...Thank You so much. Your concern gave me a push to "get over it" and I needed to hear that.)
Until next time my friends, stay safe and warm and have a happy heart.
Bird Nest Cottage♥️