Sunday, June 10, 2012

For the Birds

I started a new project this week. But, because it is a surprise for someone, I can only show a little part of it. It has the cutest inner border of sweet little birdhouses. Prairie points make the roof on each house which gives it a three-dimensional look. A button will be sewn in the middle of each birdhouse. I just have to find 22 black, 7/8" buttons (preferably with 2 holes) that don't cost too much. Not an easy task, I tell you. 
All the  birdhouses are from scraps. I do love the background fabric. I was at The Quilting Squares Quilt Shop in Franklin, TN and saw this Jo Morton fabric as they were putting it on the shelf. I knew it would be perfect for this project. Then, I went to Stitcher's Garden (also in Franklin) and found the outer border fabric I had been searching for. There is a story that goes along with that. I will tell it when I reveal this completed project. Get ready for goosebumps!

I was at the sewing machine a long time yesterday. I also worked on another small project that is a gift for someone. You will see that reveal very soon. I needed a break, so I wandered around in the back yard. I didn't notice that my metal pinwheel was turned around backwards until I saw this photo today. The hydrandeas are looking a little wilty and the birdbath was dry. So, I refilled the birdbath before I went back to the machine. Hoping for rain today. We need it!

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