Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blackbirds and Cherries

When I was half-way through stitching this blackbird I kept seeing red cherries on black fabric in my mind. I knew I'd seen that fabric before but I didn't own any of it. I couldn't tell if this wanted to be a little pillow or a pocket or what but I was sure it needed black fabric with red cherries so I stopped by Hobby Lobby on my way home from work and bought a yard. Yes, Lynda and Kathy (you smarties) it is a Mary Engelbreit print. The very minute I was done stitching I was ready to finish and had decided this wanted to be a stitcher's pocket. Now, even though I had never made one before...it turned out very well!


Design ~ Red Winged Blackbird
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count Khaki Monaco
 Fiber ~ DMC


This finish was sent to Barbi of Blissfully Stitching as an RAK. You can read about it here.

The next time I make one of these, I think I might try to make the backing piece a tiny bit larger and see if I can't reduce the part where the pocket goes on. Kinda even things up? I forgot to put something IN the pocket part when I took the pictures ~ whoops! The ric rac was so easy and big thanks go to Karen for her  recent tips about it!

Since Thursday was the full moon ~ that means it's WIPocalypse time and that means ~ I'm late! I was too busy finishing to bother posting and I'm sticking to that story. At least I had an actual finish to post and that is the whole point of WIPocalypse anyway! Thank you, Measi...for hosting this...I can chalk up another finish out of that over-full bin!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

59 comments:

Erica said...

That is such a cute design, and the fabric is just perfect with it!

Carrie said...

What a cute little bird & I just love that fabric!

Brunn said...

Very cute Mom! I love the little blackbird design. And the fabric is just tops, it goes really well!

~~Brunn~~

Brigitte said...

Oh, so lovely, the stitching and the finishing. Reminds me of the fact that I have been wanting to stitch a Bent Creek project for so long. I think I have to go and choose one right now ... That's what I call perfect enabling, lol.

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your stitcher's pocket is adorable...you were right about the fabric, it goes with the pattern really well. Congratulations on the finish and great job!

Kruissteekies said...

cute design and finish

Sarah said...

Love your blackbird and the cherry fabric is just wonderful with it.

Barbi said...

Love this finish! I have to go thru my stash because I think that I have some in my piles and boxes and bins for charts! I love it!
I must stitch one! You ENABLER!!

milly said...

Hello

Your Blackbird finish is very sweet. The cherry fabric looks great with it and I love the way you've finished it off to.

Angela said...

I just knew this was going to be a cute finish. Congrats on the scissor pocket finish :)

McKenna C. said...

It's so cute! I ric rac makes it!

~McKenna

Toffe said...

Very very cute!!!!

Lynn said...

You were dead on with the cherries on black fabric. PERFECT match to the bird. Great job in the finish!

Bekca said...

This is such a gorgeous finish! I love the fabric choice too.
Best wishes.

Theresa said...

This finish is adorable!!!!!! I love the backing fabric, too!!

Michelle said...

Oh I love it xx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Clever you, I love the choice of fabric.

Susan said...

A very cute finish and the fabric is perfect.

Denise said...

I did this little guy several years ago. But, yours is so very much cuter! Love your finish!

P.J. said...

Great complimentary fabric to your crow.

Carol said...

What a darling finish, Sharon--the cherries and ric rac are just perfect with that cute bird! Well done you!!

Lisa said...

cute blackbird design & a lovely finish.

Carolyn NC said...

Such a cute finish!

Mary said...

Great finish! Love it!

Margaret said...

That is adorable, and I love how you finished it!!!

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah for a finish! It looks very cute. I need to stitch some more on a project so it actually gets finished this month, we'll see with the reorg going on in here :p

Pumpkin said...

See! It turned out fantastic :o)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love your little/big project--
I love crows and birds on anything!!
thanks for sharing--
Hugs, Di

Becky K in OK said...

Love it, love it.

Karen said...

That is just too cute with that fabric! Great eye. I need to dig this one out and just stitch it!

happy stitching...

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Congrats on the finish very cute. I did this one a while back as a box finish but I really like your pocket finish. CJ in OK ;-)

Friendship Crossing said...

Nothing like the oldies but goodies! I have a ton of that same cherry fabric.
That turned out so cute Sharon!
Adorable!

Tanya

Sue said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That is the cutest little blackbird, Sharon. Love the way you have finished it, too. I'm late for WIPocalypse, too....and I'm sure we are not the only ones! I have to go dig mine out.....Could be a while, as I've put it in "a safe place".

Myra said...

What a wonderful finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is very cute!

Johanna Zweden said...

I love your embroidery
Greetings Johanna

valerie said...

Cute finish! Love the fabric!

Christine said...

That is just adorable!

Diane (di) said...

Daffycat, it's wonderful!! The fabric is so cute and the ric rac is perfect, too.

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish. :)

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. I love the fabric.

Catherine said...

Very sweet finish! The fabric is so sweet and perfect!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful finished! Very cute and I like it very much, Sharon!

Beth Pearce said...

You were totally correct with your vision of what the fabric HAD to be on this project. It really looks great!

robindefender said...

Adorable finish, and you're right, the cherries on black looks great with it!

Jan said...

That is just so adorable!

Mouse said...

oooo that is a cute finish ... thought it was going to be a magnetic needle case first ..lol but love it as a scissor keep :)
love mouse xxxxx

Annette said...

What a lovely piece!!
Love the backing fabric!!
Cute birds with cute cherries

Annie said...

That is super-cute! Love the use of ric-rac... it's the trendy trim of the day it seems. Your work is always so perfectly stitched and finished!

butterfly said...

So cute, I love Cherries also love Blackbirds, great finish

Julie said...

Beautiful pocket, stitched and finished so lovely.

Kathy Ellen said...

What an adorable design, and your finish is just perfect. Love the cute fabric and rick-rak too!

Kate said...

Great stitching and fabulous finish.

Lynn said...

Your little bird is so darling! I love how you've finished this. The fabric really complements the stitching. Isn't it funny how things come to us in dreams or daydreams?

Joysze said...

Ahahahaha!!! I'm visualizing you, dressed as the White Rabbit, muttering "I'm late, I'm late!!!"

Cute finish!!!! I had to look up stitcher's pocket. :)

Elena said...

What a beautiful finish... good job!

Anne said...

Love it!! This is so adorable!! A couple days late is okay! Stick to your story like glue!!! Stitching/finishing comes first always!!!!!

Kathy A. said...

Yep, wonderful finish!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really sweet.

Meari said...

CUTE finish!