Bluebirds of Gratitude

So ... several people asked me if I was bringing my sewing machine to Seattle with me. The answer to that question is ... yes. Yes, I brought my two hands, some blue thread, embroidery scissors and a toothpick. That machine constitutes what I need to do hand applique.

And when I'm doing it, I am quite the sewing machine.

I decided just about a week before our departure that I wanted to sew birds. Blue Birds. On Blue Backgrounds. I got all the backgrounds, birds and wings cut out ahead of time. I spent most of my time in the hospital (when not caring for PDaddy or yakking with Gin) reading a biography by Amy Tan. Then I managed to eke out these four babies in the last couple of days.

Only 12 more to go.

And just in case you are wondering, I am no longer sitting in the hospital, I am in the hotel. PDaddy got discharged yesterday. And yes ... that would be in record time.

We are just trying to figure out whether or not this qualifies for the Summer Olympics or the Winter.

What's your vote?

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steph said...

summer, of course. there are still something like 18 days left in summer.

nice birds.

yay for pdaddy and his record-time move to the hotel!

salmagundi said...

Love the appliqued blue birds. That is a great carry along project - simple enough but still satisfying. Glad to hear pdaddy is on the road to recovery. Sally

Mrs. Dub said...

winter, because of the ice blue.

i wish they had a spring olympics. sigh.

stephanie said...

yay pdaddy! yay birds!

brookegfunk said...

WOW Thats AMAZING!!!!!! Love the cute birds congrats in the big move. Now you can have room service and watch movies together!

MarySue said...

Healing and recovery is always a great accomplishment. Did anyone give your PDaddy his gold medal yet. Love the blue and birds.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I don't know which olympics but I do know they are really cute blocks and the fabrics are darling.

Kevin said...

Wow, next your going to tell us that he is at the pool taking a dip or heading off to the spa for a little R & R.

ginny said...

Well, I've said it before, but I'll say it again: hooray for Pdaddy's progress!

Also, can't believe you hand-appliqued all of these in such a short period of time. Definitely summer olympics.

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

all I can say is WOW! both at pdaddy and those LOVELY birds!!!! (and your expertice at hand sewing...)

Tara said...


You are making me think about how I used to love quilting!

Left you an award on my blog as I so enjoy visiting here all the time!


Simply This and That said...

How adorable are those ! Love them! ooxx~jod

PamKittyMorning said...

Gosh I love those birds!