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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My March finish, a new bird and off to retreat`

I was so tired when I posted the other night that I completely forgot what I wanted to post about.  I am getting better a little bit more every day, but I tend to push myself too hard and then I get dizzy and very tired.  But you may notice I am spending more time on the computer and I have driven into town twice.  I worked today and won’t go back again until next Tuesday.  I’ll be at retreat Thursday through Sunday!! Yay!!  I bought a foam mattress and will take a pillow and blanket so I can go in the back room and lie down whenever I feel overwhelmed.  We are staying at a hotel that is about 8 minutes walk away but I don’t want to spend time when I need a break going over there.

We have had this “new to our yard” bird hanging around for about a week, but he has been very elusive.  DH managed to get a great photo of him today.  He is a Varied Thrush.  So pretty!

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And here is my finish for March – a table runner that I made for DD # 2 for Easter.  Of course it didn’t reach her in time for Easter but she can use it all spring if she wants. Smile

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I used a pattern that I won from Janet at Threaded Moose.  A lovely paper pieced star. 

And fabric that I received from Kate Spain.  I blogged about that here – I won two little 2 1/2 inch charm packs and received a huge parcel of her fabric ends as well.  I used a solid purple in the border and a navy that matched the navy in the flowers for the binding.  Here is the back.

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I like it as well as the front.  I love Kate Spain’s fabrics.  Here it is on my table at Easter, with the plate of Ukrainian eggs my guests made.

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I quilted in the ditch around the stars and a cross through the centre of them.  And the scribble around the outside border.  All in all I was very pleased.  And my daughter likes it too.  Open-mouthed smile

Janet

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful runner, the eggs set it off to perfection. The wee bird has stunning colours. you still have snow!! Cheers from Jean

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  2. Great to hear you are getting so much stronger each day... the thrush is beautiful and I love the table runner.... looks good on both sides...
    Hugz

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  3. Pleased to hear you are continuing to make good progress. Have a fabulous time at retreat - will look forward to the photos!

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  4. Great birdy picture and love that table runner. Hope you are fully recovered soon x

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  5. gorgeous runner and such a pretty visitor to your garden.
    glad you are feeling better so that you can enjoy your retreat to the max.

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  6. Janet have a wonderful time at retreat and rest on the foamy whenever you need to...
    DH did get a great shot of the Varied Thrush...
    Love the table runner and your quilting looks great...

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  7. Very pretty runner! What a great pic of your new bord. Watching the birds is so much fun.

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  8. Nice finish - it's a pretty runner. And yes, that's a gorgeous little bird. :)

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  9. Lovely finish! I'm so glad you're getting better every day!

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  10. We have a Dusky thrush here that looks a lot like that with a bit more white. Great picture!
    That runner will be great any time of year.
    Have fun at the retreat and keep on getting better.

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  11. that is a really pretty bird... we are having the goldfinches showing up and my hubby says he saw some hummingbirds today so guess I will have to get out the feeders within the next couple days. Have a huge lots of fun at your retreat... glad you are feeling better... yay!

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  12. Have a great retreat Janet. I wish I was going now. :-)

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  13. It has been a long time since I have visited your blog. you certainly are staying busy making some great looking blocks and projects. The bird is so neat looking. I have a wood thrush that lives in my woods. I love his song.
    thanks for coming by my blog for the bird blog hop. I have never seen a loon but maybe one day. good luck in the giveaway.

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