Thursday, September 30, 2010

Love my poopy bird ...

Heart in Hand has always been one of my favorite designers. When I saw the Tall Birds series for the first time I was hooked and over the years I have managed to stitch them all ... well almost all of them. When my local LNS was closing I purchased two shop models, Spring Bird and Winter Bird ... couldn't beat the price, $15 for each, framed. After Spring and Winter, Autumn was the only one I hadn't stitched, so last week I found the chart, pulled the threads and finished him last week. A few years ago I was at a retreat and some stitchers were talking about how they didn't like the Tall Birds cause they looked like they were pooping out the motifs ... I thought this was hysterical ... that's why I affectionally called them poopy bird ...

Heart in Hand's Autumn Bird
Misc piece of fabric with suggested
GAST threads

Sunday, while watching the Seahawks beat San Diego, I stitched this Halloween ornament. I don't know why put this pumpkin face makes me smile ...
Jack OLantern by Casey Bonaugurio Designs
Misc fabric with WDW's Onxy and Sweet Potato

There's a couple more Halloween designs I would like to stitch from this years Halloween JSC ornament issue ... not sure I'll get them one this year, but we can always dream, can't we *smile*

On Sunday I also started some finishing, but ran out of bamboo fiber fill that I like to use for little pillows ... I had enough to finish off this little Boo pillow ...

I also spend some time decorating the house for Fall/Halloween ... I really do love this time of year. The weather is finally starting to feel like Fall ... crisp mornings, turning into sunny and 70's. I had been spending most of the day in my reclinder, stitching the afternoon away. I got up to take a few pictures of my mantle decorations ... turned around and found this guy sitting in MY seat! Subie had been laying on the blanket next to me ... guess he decided I had been sitting too long or what? I had to take a picture ... love the attitude!

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments ... you guys make me smile and laugh!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for fall ...

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Great finishes!!! I love the pumpkin's face too. Definitely makes a person smile.

Nancy said...

I like your poopy bird, and everything else you stitched too! That really is a pleasant pumpkin face!

Melanie said...

Great finishes!! I like the poopy birds. At least they poop with style. lol

Christina said...

I love the 'Heart in Hand' birds too. The buttons that go with the chart are adorable.
I can't wait to stitch that pumpkin face from this year's JCS Halloween issue, it's one of my favourite ever Halloween ornaments, so simple yet so effective!

Peggy Lee said...

Yes, the sheepish grin of the pumpkin makes me smile too! So cute.
Your "poopy bird" story cracks me up!

I definetely need a recliner!
Now do they come with the cat or is that extra?

Siobhan said...

I like the pooopy birds, too. Great finishes! LOL about the cat--his expression says it all--"Yeah, and where are YOU going to sit??". LOL Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

You & those birds... ;-) LOL Love the pumpkin face too! See you in less than 3 weeks!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Put me in the pooping camp. When I stitched these for a RR, I chose the Autumn bird because it seemed the least poopy.

(And also...PUMPKINS!)

So I do love it.

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishes! I love the poopy birds, too.

Sadie said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Michele. LOL at the poopy birds :-)
My cat Travis does the same. Whenever my butt leaves the stitching spot for 30 seconds or more he is straight in there getting cozy :-)

Deb said...

I'm laughing at the poopy bird thing. I never really thought that, but I do think that they're cute! Love the pumpkin face too. I was just looking at that design yesterday thinking it would be fast and fun to stitch up!

BrendaS said...

Love your finishes! Your cat looks like he is right at home. He is probably thinking that he allowed you to sit in "his" chair long enough, it was his turn now.

Thanks for sharing

Beth said...

I remember that conversation!! Am looking forward to more great laughs in just a few short weeks.

I do think your finishes are great, and I like that pumpkin face too. He is on my to do list.

See you real soon!

Karen said...

Oh...I love the birds too and now I will laugh when I see them. Great job on your halloween stitching. And, obviously your cat knew you had the best seat in the house...you move you lose!

Blu said...

The bird is cute! And I never thought anything about pooping but now it's stuck in my head!

marylin djandkossian said...

very lovely, I love you cat !
best regard
marylin france

Sally said...

Fantastic finishes Michele! I love that pumpkin's face too!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I really like the Autumn bird by heart in hand. I didn't think of the bird popping until you said that. :-)

Sherry said...

I have a poopy bird too - although he's in the "finished, to be finihed" basket (along with tons of other things)...I did the boo pillow too - also needs to be finish/finished...Love your kitty - looks like King of the Chair!

Vonna said...

I love your poopy bird :) And the leaf buttons add to him too!

Boo! turned out great and I love your sunflower header picture. GORGEOUS :)