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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The First Robin of Spring!

I finished up my custom block last night:

The photo is a little dark but if you click on the picture, you can see it close up.  I've already taken off the fabric strips that I had to sew to the edges to put it on my frame so it's ready to send back now.

I also finished up my little Pink Purse:

I had to kind of wing it with how to finish it.  The frame is different than the one used in the finishing directions that I have.  I basically had to glue the stitched piece into the frame using E6000 Jewelry Glue.  Then I glued a piece of braid over the edge inside the purse.  I should have taken a photo of that.  Anyway, it's fully lined and it's just too cute!  I used black Velveteen on the back and lined it with the little rose print that you see on the right hand side of the purse.

Finally for today, I saw my first Robin of Spring yesterday!!!!  Actually, I saw 2.  One on my way to WalMart and another on my way home from WalMart!

This is one of my all time favorite photographs.  This is Allison Aller with a little Robin the she rescued from her shed a few years ago.  Allie graciously gives me permission to post this photo every year when I see my first Robin of Spring!

6 comments:

Allison Aller said...

What great memories, to see that little birdie again. I hope she has had many babies since then!
Happy Spring, Pam....

Sandy said...

the commission is georgeous and the purse charming.

Beadwright said...

Hey I was thinking of you when I found the cabs that I have posted on my blog. I can see the floarls in your art.
Here in Florence, OR I have robbins year round. Even in the coldest of days.
Nicole/Beadwright

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like all the little butterflies and insects scattered throughout the block and the purse turned out beautifully. Whatever would we do without E6000!!

Freedom of Stitch said...

Hi Pam! I'm victoria from www.freedomofstitch.com. I've been admiring your work for a LONG time in my Mixed Media Embroidery Gallery & finally got to saying Thank YOU for sharing your gorgeous projects! We all seem to float around together and get to "know" eachother, but forget to actually make contact! So, hello & BRAVO -- you are a real inspiration to me & my students (who I DO point to your blog for Crazy Quilt inspiration). Have a great day! victoria@freedomofstitch.com

Gina E. said...

Awww, that is so sweet! Our winters are so mild compared to yours, the birds we have around are here all year, so there is no particular change to herald spring, apart from the mature birds bringing their young ones to our feeding station.

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