Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Bird in Hand....

....is worth two in the bush. What a wise proverb and definitely one to live by.



"Bird in Hand"
by Blackbird Designs from the "rewards of merit series"
Stitched on: 32 ct. Picture this Plus "Mello" Belfast
Fiber: Crescent Colours "Manor Red"
*finished as* pincushion filled with crushed walnuts and edged with chenille trim

I'm glad....I have this bird in hand and roosting cozily in a basket by my stitching chair. I hope more birds of a feather come to visit soon!

Thank you...
for your continued visits and comments. Comments from my readers and friends are like a bag full of potato chips and I can't stop at one :) Thank you from the bottom of my pea pickin' heart! :)


Until next time....
"Hands to work and Hearts to God"...
love and hugs,
Vonna

66 comments:

  1. That is just too lovely. The fringe really sets it off. Nice job there girl!

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  2. Vonna, what a truly multi-faceted and generous gem of a person you are! I just discovered your blog(s), and now you're at the top of my favorites list. Your work is exquisite -- true eye candy. Thank you so much for sharing your work and your sweet spirit. All the very best to you and yours. I'll be back!!

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  3. So beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Wow, it looks like a tapestry! I need to find some of that chenille trim.....

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  4. Beautiful finish Vonna!

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  5. Love the chenille edging. Great idea for a cute finish.

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  6. beautiful work Vonna. Love visiting your blog, keep up the good work!

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  7. Wow I LOVE this Vonna!! So beautifully stitched and finished! Also love the one in your previous post.

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  8. Oh it turned out so nice - you were right! Love it too! :-)
    Can't wait to see what's next...

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  9. This is just beautiful Vonna! I love how you finished this.

    The Rewards of Merit series has such pretty designs. I have the bluebird but just haven't stitched it yet.

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  10. Very pretty. I plan to stitch this one soon myself. Have a great day.

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  11. Neat pillows you've been making lately! :D I just ordered some mello, so every time I see it in a project I prick up my ears. :)

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  12. I love this one too Vonna, what a beautiful color of thread!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  13. I just love both of these birds that were released at Market. The chenille trim looks lovely on this one! I bet it makes you happy every time you look at it!

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  14. Bluebird and this finish are wonderful. Beautiful stitching and I love the chenille trim...hugs, Linda

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  15. Beautiful as always Vonna!

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  16. Oh my gosh! Vonna, that is amazing. YGG!! I love it. I definitely have to get these charts!

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  17. Beautiful finishes Vonna! Love the one you sent to Amy and this one! You are so talented!!

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  18. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! This chart is one of the few that really called my name from the Nashville market.

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  19. Love your little pincushion and the chenille trim looks wonderful.

    Beautiful as always.

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  20. Lovely Vonna! I love love love that trim!

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  21. Gorgeous finish Vonna!

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  22. What a very pretty bird!

    BTW, I love the "ditty" you have under "Leave your comment". The Beverly Hillbillies is such a great show. And the tune is quite catchy...

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  23. An absolutely beautiful finish Vonna!

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  24. Your pin cushions are amazing! Love the chenille trim!

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  25. Oooo, fuzzy, soft chenille trim! Gotta find me some of that. :D

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  26. Oh, I'm loving this one, too! GREAT stitching and finishing. :) I love the chenille trim, too. PERFECT for this little birdie. :)

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  27. Oh I just love these 2 BBD pincushions that you've made. I have the charts but yet to start. You've done a beautiful job!

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  28. Another beautiful finish!

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  29. I LOVE IT !! Wonderful color .

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  30. Wonderful finish, Vonna

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  31. Beautiful finish...love the chenille trim!

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  32. I just found your blog while surfing on the internet!! Love your stitching you are doing and I'm an addicted stitcher as well :) It is wonderful to see eachother's work through blogging. I just became a follower of your blog and I come back to visit again.

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Wendy

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  33. Loooove this and the Blue Bird too!! I think they will become my "take to work and stitch at lunch" pieces. :)

    Where did you get the chenille trim? Just a regular ole craft/ sewing store, or did you order it from a specialty source? I ask b/c it looks perfect with these!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  34. Gee thanks Vonna. I was going to hold off purchasing these two BBD pincushions, as adorable as they are, since I have been on a spending spree lately, but seeing how yours turned out I now know resistance is futile!

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  35. Stunning! Love the "Manor Red" thread and the finish is great!

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  36. Just lovely! I always love to see what you have done so I will feel inspired!

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  37. love it Vonna! very pretty.

    question: where do you get the crushed walnut shells from? I use poly pellets but would like to change it up once in a while. :)

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  38. Vonna,

    Thanks for sharing another beautiful finish.

    Stephanie

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  39. Beautiful, beautiful. You always choose such lovely designs. x

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  40. Wow~~~ This is simply beautiful!!!!!! Your work always amazes me~~

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  41. I just love your bird. It looks great... wonderful colour, and great trim.

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  42. Gosh Vonna,
    It's wonderful. I love the colour you stitched it in. It looks really vintage especially with the chenille trim.
    Angela xx

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  43. Lovely stitching as always! (I've used your tutorials also.)

    I've been a "lurker" here, not sure if I've ever commented on your blog but I just had to after seeing your new profile picture.

    You look FABULOUS!!! Keep up the great work!

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  44. I love both of your birds - I think I missed your last post due to life! Your pieces are stitched and finished off beautifully as always!!

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  45. Hi Vonna, slowly getting back into blogging and I love your 2 BBD bird pincushions. They are wonderful and I really love the way you have finished them off. Keep up the wonderful work - Sandra.

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  46. Love it. I also like stuffing with crushed walnut shells.

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  47. Lovely! You always make the most wonderful selections of colors and finishing materials!

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  48. Vonna,You out did yourself, again. simple, but elegant. Love the finish. Colleen

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  49. Beuatiful finish as always. Love the chenille trim!

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  50. Beautiful
    I think you should take a picture of your whole sewing basket and post it.
    I would love to see all the treasures
    Patty

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  51. What a lovely finish Vonna! I wish I had half of your talent.

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  52. Beautiful finish. I love both the birdies. This one and the one in the previous posting. I only hope mine looks half as good once I finish it off. :)

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  53. Congrats on a stunning finish Vonna! I also love the one you stitched for Amy ;)

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  54. Ok, where are you getting the chennile trim? I can't find it but I am probably looking in the wrong places. Help!

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  55. I am always inspired by the work of your hands and your spirit of giving and sharing. Please stop by my blog and accept The Sunshine Blog Award.
    Hugs.
    Always, Jackie.

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  56. Grogeous, Vonna!
    I love your blog, it inspires me and adds a smile to any day. I love your blogging style, and I think that you are just a peach! :)

    Bless your "pea pickin' heart."
    Hugs
    Ma

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  57. Both your birds are so lovely, and the finishing is just terrific. The chenill edging looks fantastic.
    I also love birds so very much, the stitched ones and the ones in our garden.

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  58. Really pretty Vonna! Love the trim.

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  59. I never get tired of seeing your lovely finishes, Vonna--they never fail to inspire me :)

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  60. Another beautiful finish! May I ask where you purchase you chenille trim from?

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  61. Gorgeous finish as always Vonna! I've nominated you for a blog award, please pop by my blog to accept it! :)

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  62. A beautiful finish Vonna :) Love the floss color!

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  63. Hi Vonna, both of your BB pieces are really wonderful. I especially like how you added the buttons. I've looked for the chenille trim and I can't find it. Any suggestions?

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  64. Love this one! Is that the Chenille trim that you purchased online??? I like the way it looks.

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  65. Vonna, as usual fantastic stitching and finishing!

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