Monday, July 2, 2012

pretty blue birds

Happy Monday and July! Hope your weekend was most lovely and relaxing! I was able to finally complete one of the sweet vintage blue birds embroidery patterns that I bought a few weeks ago. 
 
This was the first time that I actually ironed on the pattern. I usually copy it, then transfer it using a washable marker. I was so tempted to give the ironing a try this time, so I did, and I really loved how fast and easy it was. I might have to do this more often. ;) 
 Here is a little peek at what I am making with the pretty blue birds. I have some hand quilting and a few other finishing touches to do. Can't wait for you to see what it is! ;)
I had ordered some mini vintage flags, and they finally came! I decided to put them into some vintage spools to add to my red, white, and blue decor. Such a sweet display!
For you strawberry lovers, I was lucky to come across another vintage strawberry tablecloth, so I am working on some more vintagey tea towels, that should be in the shoppe by the end of the week. Wishing you all a wonderful day!!



52 comments:

  1. Your blue birds are gorgeous. The iron on is so easy. Still working on my roosters, the dust made it impossible at the games to stitch. Can't wait to see your strawberries..Happy Fourth to you and yours...smiles...Renee

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  2. That crocheted edging is so sweet you could eat it with a spoon! That is a really animated little image! Love it!

    Tammy

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  3. Your blue birds are just delightful. Can't wait to see more. Love the idea of using spools with your vintage flags. Darling!!

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  4. Very sweet bluebirdies! They make me smile. Fun idea with your mini flags.
    Deb

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  5. You do such beautiful embroidery, the little blue birds are so sweet. - I am clapping my hands over those spools with the flags, very cute indeed! xo

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  6. The birds are so sweet Heather! :) Hope you are staying cool!
    Erica

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  7. The bluebird embroidery is so cute. I wish I had your talent. Happy 4th!

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  8. Dear sweet Heather,
    Oh...I am in love with your darling little blue birds! Your handstitching is so nice and you have framed them with the prettiest prints!
    I am so very fond of anything patriotic...and your cute little spools are such a perfect way to feature tiny american flags!
    I adore your beautiful crochet edgings on your vintage tea towels! It's so heartwarming to see the things that our gramma's made coming back with such enthusiasm!
    I hope you are staying cool and that you have a wonderful Fourth of July!
    Sending you cool breezes from the Pacific Northwest!
    Carolynn xoxo
    Thank you for your genuine friendship and the many comments that you so graciously leave for me to enjoy!

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  9. I love the blue birds. So adorable. What a great idea to use them for a quilt.

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  10. Well there is so much sweet in this post! I love everything!! Those flags in the spools so cute! I think I am going to copy that idea!

    Smiles,
    TheJoyful Thrifter

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  11. A needle is one of those skills that I just never mastered...but your bluebirds are adorable!

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  12. Love the bluebirds!!! I can't wait to see what you're making! I am not sure which is my favorite. I do love your tea towels, but the vintage spools with the flags..... so cute! Thank you again for the wonderful thank you package. I'm soooo lucky!!

    chris

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  13. I'm a longtime embroiderer who hasn't stitched in quite a few years (I used to design for an embroidery kit company) and I love seeing your little bluebirds. Maybe it's time for me to pick up the needle again. :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. The blue birds in quilt block are great. You make such cute vintage fabric creations.

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  15. in a word...GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS oh yes -- delightful -- beautiful -- charming -- think i LOVE everything : ) thanks for sharing! sending you tons of hugs and wishes for a picture perfect 4th!!!

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  16. Your little blue birds are sooo sweet, can't wait to see quilt revealed. And what a lovely creative idea with the mini flags - hmmm, that's given me an idea for our Olympics party :-) Have a happy day xx

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  17. Your birds seem so cute..I like the birds.. You are creative dear Heather.. I like to look your blog posts so much..:))
    Best best wishes...:))

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  18. Hi Heather
    I just adore this sweet bluebird embroidery. Having almost finished my quilt I'll be looking for a new project...might have to embroider a bluebird or two.
    Love your work
    Sx

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  19. oh sweetness! love the bluebirds and how adorable are those flags in the spools??!!

    Happy 4th my friend!

    xo P

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  20. Oh I absolutely love your sweet vintage blue birds. Can't wait to see what you are making but the little peek you have given us looks beautiful!

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  21. Hi Heather. I was wondering if you had heard from Paula at sweetvintagerosecottage.blogspot? I went to go on her blog to check she was ok as she hasn't posted anything for a few weeks but I got a message to say her blog had been removed. Do you have an e-mail contact for her? I hope she is ok. All the best, Jacqui x

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    1. Hi Jacqui! I know, I saw her blog was removed, too, and I hoping she is okay. I don't have her email, but can ask a couple other people who may have her contacts. I'll let you know if they have heard or have her email. ;) xo Heather

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  22. What beauties - it can't be almost the 4th July!

    Nina x

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  23. Your blue birds are gorgeous - can't wait to see the completed project, love the fabric design and colors, too.

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  24. Heather, I so love your little bluebirds. You know I never know what to do with those cute little flags, but the way you displayed them in the spools is darling. Have a Happy Fourth!

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  25. I love my new tea towel! Thank you so much! It is so pretty!

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    1. Hi Karen!! I am so glad you love your tea towel!! Yay! That makes my day! Wishing you a lovely 4th of July! xo Heather

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  26. Heather I am completely in love with your embroidery! So sweet, I have been meaning to try out some embroidery myself but haven't quite got round to it! You may have spurred me on! ;) have a lovely week.
    Jessie, xo

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  27. Sweet blubirds and the spool idea is great!!

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  28. Lovely little stitchery : )

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  29. Darling little blue birds!
    Nice job on the embroidery!!

    I bought some 'Aunt Martha" iron on transfers the other day. The "Busy Bee" pattern.
    I'm hoping to get some dish towels and pillow cases made... hopefully before winter ~~~LOL!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you Kerin! Oh, the "Busy Bee" patterns are so cute!! Haha, I know what you mean! I have so many projects I am hoping to be done by winter. :) Can't wait to see some of your dish towels and pillowcases!! xo Heather

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  30. I need to get some things ready to stitch for a grab and go project. Your bluebirds are so inspiring!

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  31. I love the blue birds, do you mind me asking where you got the pattern? Your red white and blues are so pretty. I am also, instantly in love with those napkins. My mom just gave me her pretty strawberry table cloth from years that she has had it and knew I would love it. I haven't checked, but I think it may be an exact match! I am interested in them.
    Have a happy fourth!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie! It is from a vintage Vogart pattern I bought a few weeks ago from Etsy. Oh, the strawberry tablecloth your mom gave you sounds so pretty! One of my favorite vintage designs! My strawberry tea towels will be going in the shoppe later this week. :) Thanks for your interest in them!! I'll post it once they are up! Wishing you a beautiful 4th of July! xo Heather

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    2. Thank you Heather! Sorry, I didn't get back sooner, I didn't realize you replied on you blog, so it took me time to remember to check back. I will check it out in your store! Thanks so much!

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  32. Those birds are so pretty!! Great idea. x

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    1. Thank you so much Lesley! xo Heather

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  33. Love the blue birds Heather :) x

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  34. aahh your little blue birds are wonderful i love the fabric you have chosen to go with it, its very pretty. Your tea towels are very pretty to like the pom pom trim. dee x

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  35. cutest bluebirds ever... I love the flags in the spools so cute!!
    Have a Happy 4th.
    Bristol

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    1. Thank you Bristol!! Hope your 4th was wonderful! xo Heather

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  36. So cute! Those little bluebirds are darling! Happy 4 Th of July. I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you Karen!! Hope your 4th was lovely! Yay, happy to have you here! :) xo Heather

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  37. you are SO talented!!!! where can I find those blue birds????

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    1. Thank you! It is a vintage Vogart pattern pack I bought on Etsy. ;) Hope your day is going wonderful! xo Heather

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  38. I lovvveeee the birds embroidery! Talented lady indeed ^_^

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    1. Aaah, thank you so much Claire! xo Heather

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  39. Love the little bluebirds!
    Every time I see cute crochet edging like that I kick myself for not learning how to crochet while my great-grandmother was still living. :(

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    1. Thank you Tina!! You can still learn, it's never too late! ;) I am sure your great-grandmother was very talented! Do you have any of her creations? xo Heather

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  40. i love the cotton reels with the flags!!! cute idea xx

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  41. I just discovered your blog and Etsy shop and I am so excited. This is the first I have come across the little blue birds in a shape I like! I love them. I don't know why they draw my attention so but they do. You did a beautiful job with your embroidery. I can't wait to peruse through your other postings and see what there is to see. A nice way to spend the evening for sure :)

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