Dienstag, 7. Mai 2013

It's for the birds - my day!

 
Herzlich Willkommen zum Bloghop "It's for the birds".  Ich liebe Vögel in allen Variationen und so konnte ich bei diesem Hop nicht widerstehen!
 Welcome to the bloghop "it's for the birds".
I love birds in all their variations and so I couldn't resist this blog hop! 

Wieder ein grosses Dankeschön an Madame Samm von Sew we quilt für diesen tollen Bloghop und an Mary von I Piece2- Mary für das Cheerleading von uns allen.
Again a big thank you to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for this great bloghop and to Mary of  I Piece2- Mary for being the Cheerleader for all of us.

Da mich die Rawedge Applikation nicht loslässt habe ich als erstes ein neues Eingangswillkommensschild gewerkelt, das ich auf einen kleinen Canvasrahmen aufgetackert habe und nun unsere Gäste begrüsst.
Since the rawedge application still doesn't let me go, the first thing I made was this little welcome sign, which I stapled onto a canvas frame, and which now welcomes our guests at the door.

Vor einiger Zeit hatte ichVögel  nach dem Gratismuster von Joel Dewberry ( hier zu finden) genäht und diese zwei sind bei mir geblieben. Der Grüne ist mein ständiger Begleiter beim Nähen und wird ziemlich gepieckst.Smile.
A while ago I did sew birds after a free pattern from Joel Dewberry ( to find here) and those two were the ones which never left house. The green one is always by my side when I am sewing and gets pricked very much.Smile.
Da ich das Muster absolut toll finde mussten also ein paar neue her. Zuerst habe ich aber aus meinem eher blassen Blauen eine Schönheit gezaubert. Finde ich jedenfalls, lol!
As I find the pattern absolutely great it was time to sew some new ones. But first I turned my more pale blue bird into a beauty. I think, at least, lol!
still not enough color
Tadaa!
Die Vögel sind in der Originalgrösse super als Nadelkissen und sonst als Deko, aber ich wollte gerne kleine haben, die man mit Lavendel füllen kann, oder an einen Ast hängen, etc... Also hab ich das Muster verkleinert.
The birds  in original size are great as pincushions and just as decoration, but I wanted to have some small ones which I can fill with lavender or hang on a branche. So I reduced the size of the pattern.
Gerade super für auf meine Spitzenspule.
Just great for my lace spool.
Oder mit Schlinge zum aufhängen...or with a loop to hang it .....
Und endlich habe ich auch ein paar Weihnachtsvögel genäht, hier noch ohne Flügel...
And finally I did sew some christmasbirds, here still without wings....
I think the fabric is so cute!
Und weil es so viel Spass gemacht hat und der Wind in der letzten Zeit immer die Balkontüre zugeschmettert hat, musste noch ein Türstopper her. Dafür habe ich das Muster ziemlich vergrössert.
And because I had so much fun sewing them and during the last days the wind always closed the balcony door , I had to sew a doorstopper. For this I increased the size quite a bit.
Ich nahm dazu einen Homedekorstoff von IKEA und fügte beim stopfen am Schluss eine kleine Tüte Vogelsand in den Bauch, damit der Vogel auch richtig schwer wird.
I did use a homedeco fabric from IKEA and added to the filling a little bag with birdsand , so the birdie is quite heavy.
Dann noch ein paar Verschönerungs Sticheleien...
Then a few embellishing stitches ....

... und nun bleibt meine Tür ganz elegant offen! Lol!
...and now my door keeps open very elegant! Lol!

Just to show the different sizes

Ein weiteres Ufo ist ist dank dem Hop fertig geworden und hat schon ein neues Plätzchen gefunden.
Die Stickerei (von hier) hatte ich schon lange begonnen und nun ist dieser Miniquilt daraus entstanden.
Thanks to the hop another ufo is finished and has already found a new place. The stitchery (from here) I started a while ago and now it is finally a miniquilt.

I love the quilting...

Ich bin eine Leseratte und auf Pinterest hatte ich mal bestickte Filzbuchzeichen gesehen. Das war nun die Gelegenheit es auszupobieren!
I am a bookworm and on pinterest I once saw stitched bookmarks made with felt. So this was the occasion to try it out.
Mit dem Elastik und der Kartoneinlage habe ich nun ganz tolle Buchzeichen, die nicht mehr rausfallen.                              With the elastic band and the carton inside I have now great bookmarks which stay in place

 Der erste Versuch war mir aber doch ein bisschen zu gross.
But the first one was a little bit big.
2.Versuch/version 2
3.Versuch/version 3
Von denen werde ich bestimmt noch mehr nähen - bei Gelegenheit,lach!
I will definitely sew some more of those - some day, lol!
Da ich gerade so schön am Vögel skizzieren war, ist noch diese kleine Szene entstanden.
As I was just in a mood drafting birds I ended up with this little scenery.
 Ich bin gerade am lesen vom Buch von Ann Voskamp: a1000 gifts -worin es ums Danken geht.
So wollte ich mir etwas machen, damit ich ein Notizbuch griffbereit habe um jeden Tag die Dinge , für die ich dankbar bin, aufschreiben zu können.
At the moment I am reading the book by Ann Voskamp: a 1000 gifts - about thankfulness. And so I wanted to make something for me where I can have my notebook ready to write into the things I am thankful for everyday.
I covered an old memoboard. Added two elastic strips and buttons ...
...and the words I want to ponder on. So now I can keep my notebook in place until it is full ! So it will be like a little journal in the end.
just right for this small space

Und hier noch mein letztes Projekt, das ich fertigstellen konnte:    mein Vogelbaum!
 And this is my last project which I managed to finish:     my bird tree!
Ich habe den Baum for gut 2 Jahren gezeichnet, als ich den Hochzeitsquilt für unseren Sohn gemacht habe. Und seither hatte ich schon immer den Wunsch diesen Baum für mich selber und grösser als im Quilt zu sticken. Und das ist dabei herausgekommen:
I have designed  this tree about two years ago, when I made the weddingquilt for our son. Since then I always wanted to stitch it for myself too , but in a bigger size than in the quilt. 
                            Und das ist dabei herausgekommen:
                              And so I ended up with this:
May your kingdom come, oh Lord!    Luke 13,18.19
Eine Tasche für meine Bibel und all mein Lesezeug!
A bag for my bible and all my readingstuff! 

Der Kommentar meiner Tochter: Wow, die Tasche, die ist so ganz Du!
My daughter's comment: wow, this bag, it is is so you!
Ich glaube sie hat recht! smile! I think she is right! smile!
Das war jetzt ein langer Post! Vielen Dank dass du vorbeigeschaut hast.
 Nun gibt es aber noch viele andere Vogel"macher" zum bestaunen heute. Viel Spass dabei!
This was a long post ! Thank you for your visit.
There are a lot of other birdmakers to visit now. Have fun!

Wednesday, May 8

                                                    Hugs, Martina

Kommentare:

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog hat gesagt…

Liebe Martina,
und ob du dabei bist *lol*
Wow, du bist so unglaublich kreativ,
WUNDERBAR!!!
ALLE deine Vögel sind WUNDERSCHÖN! Vielen Dank für deinen
Beitrag zum Bloghop, Tag 2 fängt sehr vielversprechend an ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

tubilinha tiacarminha hat gesagt…

Vi que você trabalhou muito,e valeu a pena pois estão chiquérrimos.Obrigada por mostrar suas obras com carinho.Feliz dia da Mães.

Oops-Lah hat gesagt…

Oh meine Güte! Bei dir gibt es Vögel en masse ;). Aber auch ich mag Vögel sehr gerne (die richtigen und die Hand gemachten). Ich wollte schon lange so einen nach dem Muster von von Joel Dewberry nähen, aber eben, es ist beim "wollen" geblieben. Mir gefallen vor allem deine kleinen, die sind ja allerliebst und werden lustig aussehen am Weihnachtsbaum. Auch die anderen Projekte sind super geworden! Vielen Dank für die Inspiration.
Mit ganz lieben Gruessen
Vreni xx

Amy hat gesagt…

Love all your little birdies!! I am going to have to make some of those bookmarks! Too cute!

apple blossom hat gesagt…

oh, love the sign and your pin cushions are wonderful actually love all your projects you posted nice job.

Judy B hat gesagt…

Oh my, you have been busy making birds! Love the doorstop and the sachets. Your fabric is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Grammasheri hat gesagt…

Such lovely projects! I, too, keep a 1,000 gifts journal and am inspired to make it lovely like yours.

Janet hat gesagt…

Wonderful flock of birds!! You really went all out!

jan hat gesagt…

These birds are just adorable!! Such a great job on all your projects!

Creabea hat gesagt…

Liebe Martina,
die Vögel sind alle ganz bezaubernd. Das Muster habe ich mir soeben ausgedruckt und nun weiss ich auch was mein nächstes Nähprojekt sein wird - Vögel.
Vielen Dank für die Inspiration.
Herzlichst
Bea

Britt-Inger hat gesagt…

So many lovely birds you have made. You have certainly been very busy. I love the pincushions birds, they are so cute. And what a good idea with the door stop, I think I might need one for me too.
Thanks for sharing your creativity
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Cattinka hat gesagt…

Wow, hast Du viele Vögel genäht! Lauter schöne Projekte sind bei Dir für diesen Bloghop entstanden!
LG
KATRIN W.

lefuntz hat gesagt…

You have been very busy. All of your projects are terrific. Thanks for sharing the link for your pincushion birds. I have a thing for pincushions. I adore your bird tree. It is so beautiful!

Nini hat gesagt…

WOW!!! Ich bin begeistert! Ich kann jetzt gar nicht sagen was mir am besten gefallen hat. Deine Vögel sind alle wunderschön! Dein Blog gefällt mir auch sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße
Nicole

Nati hat gesagt…

Oh Martina, on project is nicer than the other! I adore your embroidery, any chance you would be happy to share it for someone else to try it?

tink's mom hat gesagt…

what a wonderful collection to share with us today. I don't think I could pick a favorite as they were all special in their own way.

Patty C. hat gesagt…

Wonderful birds ! Thank you for the links!

feltfree på Åsly hat gesagt…

So creative, and so much you shared today. Thank you have a nice day

charlotte hat gesagt…

Martina, I can't decide which project is my favorite. I love them all. You have been very busy and creative. Wonderful!

Debby hat gesagt…

Beautiful, beautiful birds, trees, pincushions. I enjoyed the visual feast. Thanks for sharing all your creativity!

Sharon hat gesagt…

Oh all of your birds are lovely....and the bookmarks are really great. Thanks so much for sharing.....

Frances hat gesagt…

What a wonderful flock of birds. Love the bird and other embroidery.

Lisa hat gesagt…

All your birds are so lovely!

Tatkis hat gesagt…

I love every of your birds!
Miniquilt is so cute, and the tree bag just wonderful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Elizabeth Coughlin hat gesagt…

Wow Martina, so many beautiful projects! I really love them all.

Judy Cooper Textile Images hat gesagt…

Your bird projects are delightful! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy hat gesagt…

Your birds are beautiful!

patchouli moon studio hat gesagt…

Oh my Martina you have been one busy girl! I love all your projects. That bird tree is great. The little pincushion, bookmarks and quilt all just wonderful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner hat gesagt…

Oh so very sweet!

Vickie hat gesagt…

I very much like everything you did, especially that bag. And your daughters comment is just priceless !

Cathy hat gesagt…

What a lot of fun projects you've managed to complete and all are so cute.

suz hat gesagt…

wow, you were certainly busy! love everything you did, especially the last piece - the stitchery you designed - beautiful!

Natasha hat gesagt…

WOW, simply WOW. Each and every project is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

Sowing Stitches hat gesagt…

Oh what a treat to get to see all of your lovely bird projects! :)

Sowing Stitches hat gesagt…

Oh what a treat to get to see all of your lovely bird projects! :)

Just Quilt It hat gesagt…

Lovely work, Martina!

Emily C hat gesagt…

Lovely birds, thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric hat gesagt…

So many gorgeous projects here! Thanks for sharing!

Madame Samm hat gesagt…

HI Martina...ohhhh my you did such lovely birdie projects....each one pretty outstanding..one of them even made it over there lol

Rosa hat gesagt…

Wow,you have been very busy .Love all your projects.All are beautiful!

Jeanie hat gesagt…

You had to have a long post because you have so many wonerful birdies to show us! Love all of the birds and the stitchery projects too. All lovely!

carla hat gesagt…

HI!!!! Very sweet birdies!!! Love them all!!!!

MooseStash Quilting hat gesagt…

Wow, what beautiful projects. Love all your birdies!

Terry hat gesagt…

They are all adorable. I have to make some.

Linda hat gesagt…

Oh, Martina, you have really been busy making beautiful projects! I love them all!!!

Leanne Parsons hat gesagt…

You have been very busy! I love the bag with the bird tree. The bookmarks are a great idea too.

Carol hat gesagt…

It may have been a long post, but it was a totally enjoyable one. I am amazed at all your creations! I love all your birds and the way you hung your book to have it handy to write in...WOW! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas. :O)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives hat gesagt…

You were so busy!! Loved all your beautiful projects!! The book marks are adorable!!

Mara hat gesagt…

Oh lovely just great so many cute little birdies, spectacular! or maybe wunderbar!

Gwen hat gesagt…

WOW! I can't believe how many projects you've made! Just unbelievable and all so nice! I especially LOVE those bookmarks!

Linda J hat gesagt…

Wonderful, Martina! All manner of cute stuff birds in all manner of colors. How clever is that book marker as well? You have outdone yourself with the stitchery projects too. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

CharlotteT hat gesagt…

I loved your fabric birds! The tree though was fantastic!

Beth Strand hat gesagt…

Wonderful projects! Thanks so much for being on the hop!

sandra hat gesagt…

What beautiful birds, I love all of your projects you did a wonderful job on them. Thanks for sharing.

sandra hat gesagt…

What beautiful birds, I love all of your projects you did a wonderful job on them. Thanks for sharing.

Patty hat gesagt…

I like your birds. I went and found the pattern for the birds you made. I am going to try to make one for my Mom. Thanks.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter hat gesagt…

Oh my - you've been busy!! Wonderful birds!

rockgranny hat gesagt…

What a busy girl you are and ALL your birds are so cute.

Needled Mom hat gesagt…

Your work is just lovely and deserving of a top spot today.

CaliQuilter hat gesagt…

Wonderful! You certainly have been busy.

Sherry hat gesagt…

So many beautiful projects! You love birds like I do. I have made a few of the Joel Dewberry birds too and a couple of them are still resting in my sewing room.

Julia hat gesagt…

Congrats on being one of the top 2 picks of the the day! Your projects are wonderful and your workmanship beautiful. Thanks for such great inspiration.

ukcitycrafter hat gesagt…

What a lot of lovely birds! I love the pincushions - I'm definitely going to make some of those.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk



Mary hat gesagt…

Oh my, what a lot of wonderful projects! I see you were picked by Madame Samm. Congratulations. All your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Newbie Jen hat gesagt…

Wow! You have a lot to share today! Wonderful projects. The bookmarks are my favorite!

LJ hat gesagt…

Wow! So many wonderful projects and differeent things, too. I totally love the birdie door stopper; I'm always looking for something to block open my doors. :) My absolute favorite is the bird tree bag. Loved your design and think it's a marvelous creation. I'd be interested in how you created the edge of the stitching to have that scalloped edge - outstanding!

the girlfriend gap hat gesagt…

Martina, It is all wonderful! I thought the stuffed birds were wonderful and I kept reading and then another wonderful and then another wonderful and MORE. Wish I could accomplish so much. Thanks for your inspiration. Janita

Suze hat gesagt…

Wow! What a great menagerie of birds. I love all of them. You are very creative - from pincushions to door stops to book marks to a bag. I love the birds you did for your son's quilt. You need to publish the pattern. I think lots of folks will love it, too. Thanks for partipating in the hop and inspiring all of us. Hope to see you in more hops.

Pauline hat gesagt…

Martina, what a show! I love your birds, in all sizes and all technics! You did great and made a very inspirational post. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H hat gesagt…

Wonderful bird projects. I love all of your pin cushion birds and such a wonderful finish on your stitchery tree with birds. I have never seen that edging before, what a great idea.

Lou hat gesagt…

Love all our projects!!!!
Great job!

madebymeinred hat gesagt…

Beautiful stitching.

Stitches hat gesagt…

I love your bird family..very nice but all your projects are great.

JanesQuilting hat gesagt…

Your projects are all so beautiful. I love the little pin cushions. Thank you for sharing with us.

ritainalaska hat gesagt…

love your birds! they're all delightful projects. thanx so much for sharing them all!

karamino hat gesagt…

Love all your projects, thank you for sharing!

Little Quilt Shop hat gesagt…

WOW! I love it all!! I love birds!! Have made "birdie" quilts for several little gals....fun!! Thanks for your work and sharing....I didn't join this hop but I am visiting it! Too busy with Family Grad Quilts this month.

S Walker hat gesagt…

What a wonderful array of projects. I love your birds and may make myself one for a pincushion and another to hold lavender. Wish I could sketch like you do.

Patty D from NC hat gesagt…

I love the birds filled with lavender! Beautiful work.

Janarama hat gesagt…

Congratulations on being in the Top 3 today! All of your bird projects are fabulous.

Lavonna ZWB hat gesagt…

I love ALL your projects! Completely adorable. Thank you for sharing with us!

Theresa hat gesagt…

Totally fabulous bird pin cushions! Congrats on making top spot. I would love to make your Bible bag, just wonderful!

Gill hat gesagt…

Lots of fabulous birds!
Thank you for the link to the Joel Dewberry bird - I shall be making one!

MoeWest hat gesagt…

Your bird projects are all lovely. I have the same pattern, so I think I need to make a doorstop too.

newsurfiegirl hat gesagt…

What beautiful designs. They look wonderful both before and after they are sewn. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tricia hat gesagt…

Martina you made a lot of wonderful & useful birds. I love the variety of them. Thank You for sharing them with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Pamela hat gesagt…

Your birds are so wonderful. You are very creative. Love the bookmarks. Thanks for sharing.

sunny hat gesagt…

Oh my gosh - that's a lot of birds, and they're all wonderful. Your stitchery tree is amazing. Do you sell the pattern?

Shannon Meyer hat gesagt…

Very impressive group of beautiful bird projects!! I had a look around your blog and will be following you now. Very lovely blog you have:)