Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shaking those tail feathers...

Yesterday the postie brought a fat envelope from the lovely girls at Buttonberry. I had trouble restraining myself from snatching it out of his hand while he fiddled with a recorded delivery for Martin. I knew it would be the first block of Tail Feathers!


You might notice that the fabric looks a bit, erm, used. That's because I promptly took a couple of hours off (I did work all weekend so I reasoned it was justified!) and started...


The three mini blocks were very quick to piece and the kit comes with transfers for the stitchery, so that is so much easier than tracing. And the applique uses bondaweb, so all-in-all a really fast start. Lots of stitchery to do though. Here's a close up of my cute bird - still a couple of tail stitchery bits to do.


Lulu is still doing well - she weighs 2.9kg now, so a lot healthier. And I'll leave you with our butter-wouldn't-melt-in-his-mouth Trevor. Only a couple of weeks ago he presented us with a bathroom of feathers and a baby rabbit in one day. The baby rabbit was fine - we had to chase it all round the garden but eventually caught it and released it. The bird was just feathers. The down side of cats!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like so far, love the little bird. Trevor must really think you are wonderful to bring you such great gifts. CJ ok;-)

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  2. Love the little bird--so cute!

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  3. Very cute! I do love Patisserie, the colours are right up my street.

    I checked out Buttonberry for the BOTM but they're oversubscribed - probably just as well, as I'm not too keen on doing stitchery and I think all that blanket-stitch edging would drive me a little crazy ;)

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  4. I love that little bird! Glad to hear Lulu keeps doing better too.

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  5. Oh my goodness, what a cute block. I love the fabric!

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  6. I suspect it's a good thing that Trevor and Spin don't live too near each other. LOL.

    That bird you've done ... that is just TOO cute. I mean, c' mon! It's adorable!!

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  7. Very cute Buttonberry purchase, love the little bird :)

    Glad Lulu is doing well, naughty Trevor! Thankfully Pippi seems to have gone through her mouse catching phase

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  8. Glad Lulu is doing well, Trevor looks like the picture of innocence :)

    The bird block is very cute

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  9. How I love this little fat birdie! Irresistable!

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  10. First, I wanted to say how thrilled I am that Lulu came home--my heart went out to you when she left so soon after you lost Polo.

    And, as for Trevor, he's just showing you his appreciation for a roof over his head by providing for your family ;)

    I love the way your blocks are coming along.

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  11. A wonderful start so far.

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  12. I love your fabric blocks! That bird is just too cute. And look on the bright side: you won't find it's feathers on the bathroom floor.

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