Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Two Red Birds

The first red bird is this cutie decorating his house for the season. White bows blow ALL the light back in your face when you take a snap. I love how the birdhouse has an actual smoking chimney. Not that birds decorate for Christmas either, right? SIGH, I was sewing on the last of the cording when I realized I had forgotten to stitch all the falling snowflakes...


Design ~ Waiting for Santa, 2008 freebie
Designer ~ Helga Mandl Designs
Fabric ~ 28 count tea-dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC


Our second red bird is so sweet! This isn't a Christmas design at all. This is Bent Creek's Plum Berry Sampler! I stitched the bird in red and added a topknot, the charted bird is bald and blue. If you look close, I stitched my initials in green. Stitched 1 over 1, I stitched the little sampler bands only in Smyrna stitches. 


Design ~ Plum Berry Sampler, modified
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count tea-dyed Monaco
Fiber ~ DMC


The teeny tiny micro buttons rock this design. I can't wait to decorate my Christmas tree this year!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

18 comments:

diamondc said...

Both of your designs are beautiful, I love the backing fabric you chose, it is perfect, I do like the bow, it really adds to the ornament.


Blessings
Catherine

Robin in Virginia said...

Both your ornaments look fabulous. I like how you turned the Bent Creek piece into a Christmas ornament. Where do you find your teeny tiny micro buttons?

Kay said...

These are both gorgeous, but I especially love the tiny buttons on the last one. x

butterfly said...

Love both of your lovely ornaments , look wonderful stitching.
Enjoy your week.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

These will be a beautiful addition to your Christmas

Jan said...

Those are both adorable. Love anything with the red birds. Good finishing job.

Jackie said...

Who doesn't love a red bird/cardinal? I like the personalization within the alphabet!

Kate said...

I love these two beauties!

deb said...

Both ornaments look wonderful! The little red bird stringing lights on his house is absolutely adorable! You are going to have so much fun decorating your tree this year.

Christine said...

Two fabulous ornaments. I just love the way you've adapted the Plum Berry sampler into an ornament, makes me think of some of my older sampler charts in a whole new way

Andy Tube said...

I have not looked forward to Christmas time this much since I was a child. Excited to see your tree come December!

Khristine Doiron said...

They both are so cute!! You do such a lovely job on your finishing :)

Carol said...

Both of these are just adorable and perfectly finished, Sharon :) You could always add snowflakes with just a dab of glue and white beads if you wanted to! But, it looks just fine without :)

Faith... said...

They both look fantastic! I love how the bird is decorating and he is probably thankful it is not snowing at the moment so he can get everything in place!

Julie said...

The sampler ornament is so pretty but have got to say the cute birdhouse gets my vote in this post.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two great ornies. I won't tell the birdies it's supposed to be snowing! At least they have the fire in the house to keep them warm.

Love how changing the cardinal instantly makes it Christmassy.

Pamela said...

These are perfect! You will have a stunning tree this year.

Astrids dragon said...

Both adorable ornaments and the backing is cute too!