Friday, May 10, 2013

Day 4 of It's for the Birds with Clothworks as our sponsor

Welcome to DAY 4 HOP...

I remember the year 1963 The Birds came out on television.

The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, suddenly and for unexplained reasons, the subject of a series of widespread and
 violent bird attacks over the course of a few days.
The film was billed as 'introducing' Tippi Hedren. It also starred Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and a young Veronica Cartwright.
The screenplay was written by Evan Hunter. Hitchcock told him to develop new characters and a more elaborate plot, keeping Du Maurier's title and concept of unexplained bird attacks.

and ever since I have been rather preoccupied with

and so much sooooo when I heard there was a BARBIE
of Tippi Hedren, I went out scouting for it....
I drove all my friends nuts-- me talking about birds birds birds
someone dear to me...gifted me my very own Birds BARBIE for Christmas...

Of course then  we had to have a BIRD hop....
and long and behold the perfect name would be

It's for THE BIRDS...

I am over the top excited
by our talented,
gifted, humorous, outlandish, creators....
we  all will be seeing BIRDS at least for the whole summer...
What a great flight into spring! 

Thanks to all of you who participate
especially all you cheerleaders who know how to make
our ladies feel special...

And who will be Cheering you on in this hop
This is her first cheering duty, and she is doing a 
very good job... 
Mary is one incredible quilter, she is great with colour,
great with detail and she always raises the bar
for so many of us....
She did q-tip pompoms for goodness sake in our last hop.
Who does that? 

 GREAT people, GENEROUS people
let others know they are special too...

( see how easy that was lol) 

Now for todays BIRD LOVERS...
Let's fly with them all...
and let's send them all sweet tweets! 
TOP 2 today are...

Does this not remind you of the wee hankies we used to tuck under our sleeves
when we were young?...OK, maybe that is me...but this is what this lovely lady's block
reminded me of....it would be great for a novelty piece in a pocket too...
These birds are tweeting it over I am sure....lol

I cannot say I have ever been smitten with penquins before...well at least until now..
Perhaps this lady knew how much I adore blacks, whites and reds...and 
LOOK she made it here...I could not help but give her a shout out...


YARD BIRDS, will never be the same for me again..
I JUST LOVE THIS...so much sooooo that I could not wait to get it up
here for you all to see too...great photo...it is either first thing in the morning
the way the sun is just peaking up.. This lady chose such great stitching..
chicken wire...truly amazing...love something like this on my table....
http://morestarsincomanche.blogspot.ca/p/my-etsy.html she has this quilt for sale!

Our winners of Clothworks La Cage au Birdie
will win these bundles of bird fabric...yes colour me surprised....
WE have BIRD fabric to givewaway..

1 winner who is in our top 3 of the day
1 winner to all those who participated
1 winner to anyone and everyone who leaves a comment...

Clothworks, this collection, La Cage au Birdie

Just a reminder to enter for our IRON BOUQUET....
Link is on your right....

Will post tomorrow later today for GETA's
link party for some tools that help
in our studios...I have a few ideas to share...


  1. Sorry mine was late but for some reason the auto schedule did not work- I am sure it was operator error but the post is up now

  2. Great bird sightings today...

  3. SIgh~ mine didn't post either, even though it was scheduled. I'm SO sorry Ladies, I just realized it wasn't up!! :( So I just now posted it.

  4. I so agree with you on those penguins, love them so much!!! Also love the double meaning on wanting something like this on your table...the quilt or the chicken?...thanks for the smile. All the projects were brilliant again today, birds seem to hit a cord with everyone.

  5. Love all of the projects being shown!

    And everyone has been up each day! Great job ladies!

  6. For the Birds is such a great idea for a hop - Too fun!!

  7. Another great day and as usual you're spot on with your top picks!

  8. Another day of great projects. I loved those penguins too. The bird participants are really doing a great job in this hop.

  9. This week has been a bundle of joy with all of the creative bird projects. A delightful 'hen' party for sure! :) With all of the 'yard birds' and hens and chicks... I've now so many ideas waiting to hatch! Another great topic for a hop, thank you for inspiring us with the theme of Birds! Happy Friday!

  10. What a great day! I love those penguins! How whimsical!

  11. You know, I still have some of those hankies :-)
    I like all the projects, but the yard birds is my favorite today.

    senstrings (at yahoo dot com)

  12. all the entries today are most wonderful - but I need not be surprised as everyone generally does a awesome job on these blog hops thanks

  13. I used to have a hankie that my gr-grandmother gave me---carried it around all the time in the olden days. That chicken wire stitching made me want to stop everything and go sew one just like it for me. Loved it! Oooo, and those penguins...so many fun projects today. :O)

  14. I am so glad everyone likes the penguins! They were so much fun to make. I am loving this hop! Great idea!

  15. I am in love with those penguins, especially their printed fabrics. Everything is so cute today.

  16. Another perfect day for our feathered friends! Haven't checked out your picks, I do that after finishing the day's hoppers, well actually did all but 3 last night, lol!

  17. Those penguins made me smile and the chicken quilt was wonderful with the chicken wire quilting and the little embroidered birdies are so sweet. So many wonderful bird creations today from everyone. This has been fun.

  18. I loved the show of today, sipping my coffee, enjoying all the birds, thanks to all that took part.

  19. Love the YardBirds quilt. So cute.

  20. I am loving all the chickens!

  21. Love seeing and oohing over all the projects for this blog hop. Great talent out there in blogland! Great choices for today's picks, I'm just glad I don't have to pick.

  22. So many wonderful projects! I love the sweet little embroidered birdies

  23. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Birds. All the women have done beautiful work. I laugh every time I see swarms of birds, I think of Alfred Hickcocks It left a memory that was never forgotten.
    Thanks for all the smiles

  24. So many fun and creative birds today. I'm biting my nails. ; )

  25. my grandma used to keep a handkerchief in her sleeve all the time.
    great entries for to day. The quilting on the chicken one is fantastic.

  26. Wonderful Tops of the day, the Yard Bird Quilt especially, so beautiful quilting!
    I´ll cheere all todays birds this weekend.

  27. I feel so old when I read things like "My grandma use to" and I still do. LOL All the birds were good today.

  28. Another great day! Too bad great things like carrying pretty little hankies has gone away. Looking forward to next week!

  29. Oh my goodness ! Thank you, I am excited that the Yard Birds would be one of the "chosen ones" ! There have been so many FANTASTIC bird projects and talented people willing to share, AND more to come ! Congratulations to everyone that is participating in this hop ! Each of you are AWESOME !!


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