Saturday, October 12, 2013

Birds of a Feather!

Here I go again showing you pictures of another finish featuring "crows"!!! What can I say???
My latest finish is Away We Ride from Blackbird Designs. This is an amazing piece and was so much fun to stitch.


There are so many great motifs in this design that it is difficult to pick a favorite. 







Just had to have this this guy to mind my needle!



I want to conclude by sharing this picture with you.


To say that my stitching buddies and I loved the Brenda Gervais Pink Sparrow design is an understatement!!! Here are four of our finished pieces framed or in the process of selecting a frame Four finishes. Each using a different fabric, stitch count, or frame. And each equally beautiful!!!! I can't help but smile when I see them all together like this!!! You know that Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the other"? Can you spot the one that's different?? 

 Our friend Pat loves reproduction samplers. She tends to select designs that have a date within the pattern. Here's how she made Pink Sparrow her own:


Since the original needlework dates to around 1840, she replaced  two of the birds with that date!!!  We were all blown away by her creativity!!!!!

Thank you for visiting. Hope you are all enjoying stitching some great Autumn designs.

Linda

37 comments:

  1. Your finish is gorgeous and I just love your needleminder. :o)

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  2. Oh my gosh! I love your Away We Ride! I've been trying so hard to resist it -- I have a feeling I will break down soon. Love all your Pink Sparrow Samplers too! Love what Pat did with hers too!

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  3. What a fabulous day amd I LOVE your Away We Ride. You chose the perfect frame��. Your stitching is always so beautiful!!!

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  4. Wonderful finishes! I just picked that new BBD pattern 2 weeks ago but no time to start on it yet. Your Pink Sparrow samplers are all lovely. I was all set to get that one but then I saw my LNS kitting it up I did not like the colors of the fibers. I still like the sampler design I just think I would have to make some color changes to suit me better. Maybe I was expecting more pink colors than the mauve/purple colors I saw kitted up.

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  5. Away we Ride is very cool. I loved seeing the 4 examples of Pink Sparrow.

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  6. Love Away We Ride!! I love the crow needle keep. I like how The pink Sparrows all turned out different. That is on of my favorite Brenda designs!!

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  7. You girls are awesome!!!!! What a tribute to Brenda's amazing design~~ and I love all the crow in your latest finish..... Especially with the crow bling! That is SO you~~ take care, Faye

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  8. Two wonderful finishes!! Love the overdyed colors on the BBD and the Pink Sparrow sampler has a wonderful color palette. That needle minder is the best!!

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  9. Linda the BBD design is awesome, I love how it looks. Your needle minder is awesome. The first thing I looked at Pink Sparrow was to see if you changed the birds! Beautiful stitching.

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  10. I love the colors on the crows! Looks like your buddies and you have the same taste in needlework. VERY nice!

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  11. Thank you for chronicling or "escapades." We do have a good time together. Your stiches are perfect as usual.

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  12. such beautiful stitching!!! I love the BBD I like the colors you used for the crows.

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  13. Beautiful, as always! Loved the crows. especially the little beaded needleminder. What's next?

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  14. Gorgeous! Every single stitch! Away we ride is truly amazing design and you stitched it so well! Love that little needle minder!

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  15. A lovely finish Linda and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you decide for the framing as I always love your choices! Beautiful stitching on all four Pink Sparrow pieces!

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  16. Congrats on finishing this beauty!

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  17. Beautiful! Congratulations :) Love that little needleminder too :)

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  18. Love, love, love that BBD Design, I am going to have to get it, LOL!!!!!!! And the Pink Sparrows are so pretty too.

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  19. Oh, such a gorgeous finish, Linda--I have a thing for crows, too :) And I love seeing the various renditions of Pink Sparrow. Each one is so lovely :)

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  20. Your finish is beautiful. Great to see all four of the samplers together.

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  21. Away we Ride is one of the season's favorites! You've done a beautiful job, and you all did on the Pink Sparrow. Love seeing the creative differences many stitchers choose - great work, one and all.

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  22. Love seeing all four samplers together like that. I love stitching along with friends. The individual choices really reflect their makers. Just wonderful!

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  23. I love this finish! This BBD chart is on my wish list twice now after seeing your finish. So gorgeous.
    All of the Pink Sparrow samplers are gorgeous and you all have finished them...beautiful. I need to go stitch now...

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  24. Congrats on your finish! I love this BBD design! And needleminder to match! How incredible to see 4 Pink Sparrows all together. They are all gorgeous!

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  25. Firstly my dear lady...that is a beauty of a finish and what is the name, away we ride?! LOL That sounds like me when I take off on my broom cackling :)
    I must say, I have done such a good job resisting that sampler from WTN, but then there you go....and now I'm thinking and getting clicky fingers... ;)

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  26. Gorgeous finish, congratulations

    All your finished samplers look lovely

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  27. Great progress on Away We Ride.
    All of the Pink Sparrows look great also.
    Could you please post where you got your crow needleminder?
    I showed my friend your blog, and she felll in love with it.
    Please?
    Marilyn

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  28. Beautiful finish! Love the blinged out needle minder! Very appropriate.

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  29. Oh la la!
    I love the BBD finish and that needle minder is soooo cool, I got to get it
    I miss you not being at the retreat, I was sad when I didn't see you gals
    Take care

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  30. Love that BBD pattern, I just picked it up a couple weeks ago but I'm letting it "age" in my file cabinet ha ha. Pink Sparrow samplers are all beautiful - congrats to all of you. I'm not crazy about crows in real life but I love them in stitching and quilting projects for some reason.

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  31. Oh my, your Blackbird finish is outstanding!! And so are the Pink Sparrows!!

    Beautiful work, my friend!

    Paulette

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  32. A great finish of a wonderful design. I love the red and yellow colour accents. I think I'll have to put it on my wish list ...

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  33. Love Halloween, BBD, witches, blackbirds - oh my goodness, this is an amazing piece!! I have gathered my supplies....and also for the Pink Sparrow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful stitching.

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  34. Just gorgeous! I love all the crows.

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  35. absolument superbe, la palette de couleur est très douce
    bonne journée
    rose

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