Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's our day to play on the Tree Bird Blog Hop!

Woo hoo! Today is our day! First, the bunnies, Sabrina kitty and I would like to thank our dear friends, Lana of It Seams to Be Sew and the lovely, Madame Samm of Sew We Stitch. Thank you both for all your hard work in putting this hop together. Hugs!

So let's get hopping shall we?


This is my new Folk Art Fusion design called "Bird on My Berry Tree."


It features my signature reverse wool applique with National Nonwovens wool felt,  hand embroidery with Valdani pearl cotton and machine quilting.

The design was inspired by the birds who nest in the holly bushes outside my studio window.


I love watching the birds eat the berries even when the berries are frozen like they were a few weeks ago!


There are bead and yarn embellishments, which adds a little depth and dimension to the wool felt.

I will be adding this design to the list of classes I teach. Everyone deserves a play date! I would love to meet you and spend a fun day together creating Folk Art Fusion. Click on the tab above for more information.


I have COMPLETE kits, which include a paper pattern available in my SHOP. Simply open the box and begin. You will have everything you need except an iron, applique pressing sheet and sewing machine to complete the project. I do sell applique pressing sheets in my shop if you need one.


I also have PDF patterns available in my CRAFTSY shop. Just download and begin!


Finally, I have been asked many times to bring back some of my previous stitchery designs. So, I thought this was the perfect time to bring these two back. Here are my "Birds on my Berry Trees" stitchery/patchwork designs. As you can see, it was also the inspiration for my Folk Art Fusion design as I combined elements from both of these. Everything is new again right? :)

This project is available as a PDF download only. You can hop over to my CRAFTSY shop if you would like to stitch this. (A very special thank you to my stitching assistant, April Taylor for all her wonderful stitchery work).

We do hope you have enjoyed your visit with us today and we thank you for all your wonderful friendship and support of our small business.

Now we invite you to visit with these other fabulous friends with whom we are delighted to share this day with.


Thursday, March 19
The Raspberry Rabbits
More Stars In Comanche
Sew Many Yarns
Super Mom - No Cape!
Stitchin By The Lake
Jane's Quilting
Quilting Through Rose Colored-Trifocals
Quiltscapes


Happy Hopping!
xx,
Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina kitty too!

67 comments:

Christine M said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous, Shell. I love it! xx

Lana said...

MY GOODNESS!!! THIS IS FANTASTIC! Michelle! I am NEVER disappointed when you are busy in your studio! What a wonderful work of stitchery! I love how you leave no detail undone! WOWSERS!!!!
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the design and the colors. Very, berry, birdy sweet.

Mdm Samm said...

lovely birds, even lovelier photos..

Carla said...

Your design is super sweet. Very nice work.

Judy B said...

Lovely wall hanging! Wish my holly bushes were as pretty as yours. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Gorgeous design of your wall hanging; LOVE IT!

Teatime Creations said...

What beautiful designs you create.

Baa. xxx said...

Beautiful! You always design such beautiful things.

Debby said...

Hi, Michelle and the Bunnies. Your work takes my breath away! Truly divine. Loved seeing the stitching up close. And the last two embroidery patterns were finished so beautifully with the simple patch border. You have awesome creations and I enjoyed seeing it all today!

Vickie said...

Your work is absolutely stunning and your holly bush is too!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your work is always so incredibly lovely! I love the applique and stitchery versions equally!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Wait...first of all, that you have a holly bush is SUPER! I love this plant but of course, it would never grow here! It is lush and gorgeous and how the birds must love it! And now for your creation. ONE OF MY FAVORITES. Oh Shell, this one is delightful and so beautifully done. HAVE FUN my friend! Anita

charlotte said...

Very cute. i love both the wool version and the stitched version. Great design.

Dorian said...

What beautiful stitcheries. Lovely job.

Starr White said...

So pretty! I love seeing the inspiration behind the beautiful design. Wonderful!

SuperMomNoCape said...

All three of your designs are so beautiful! It was fun to read about the inspiration behind the designs.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Michelle you have, as usual, made such a huge visual impact with your gorgeous work - I love it so much! blessings, marlene

Jeanie said...

This is just lovely and calming. Great color choices and stitching. A winner, for sure!

Quilt Hollow said...

Love the colors and you get me with the berries! CA-UTE!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wow!! Gorgeous work Michelle.....

Kate said...

Beautiful wall hanging, Michelle!

Mary Huey said...

Lovely stitchery!! I notice your hop list at the bottom of your post is missing a couple of the stops.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful as always Michelle!

KaHolly said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Fits into the hop perfectly.

Linda said...

Michelle, your designs are always beautiful! What a great kit. Your stitched designs are also really nice! Wow!

Carol said...

Oh my, your creations are just beautiful! I love the little bling you add to the felt design!

Needled Mom said...

That is just gorgeous, Michelle, Your colors, stitches, and design are all perfect. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

Calicojoan said...

You never fail to delight! Gorgeous stitching!

Sherry said...

I love this design and it is beautifully stitched, as usual.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice projects! Your patterns are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

creativity amongst chaos said...

What a fun project. Love your cute bird...and your inspiration. Such pretty pictures.

JudyCinNC said...

What beautiful stitching on your wonderful projects .. your projects always inspire me to do just a little bit more. Loving that bling. I have embroidered the two little trees with birds on top and just need to quilt. Hugs to you Michelle and thank you for all you do for us. Judy C

Quiltsmiles said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love the rich textile goodness your technique creates.

WeedyMama said...

Lovely, and tempting.

Gmama Jane said...

PERFECT PATTERN TO BRING BACK FOR THIS STITCHERY!
GMAMA jANE

Bethany said...

Just happened to be going through "Quilter Blogs" and saw your quilt. Stunning! I love it!

Marian said...

Well that is just sew beautiful, I really would love to work with wools and felts also. They give that same feeling that working with homespuns do.

Sunshine said...

Beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

What a lovely way to start my hop today. I love that design. And I am happy to see you are bringing back some "oldies but goodies" Thank you for sharing

Cindy said...

I love the inspiration you got from your holly bush, your finished design is beautiful.

Jane's Quilting said...

That is so adorable!! Thank you for. The PDF pattern.

Createology said...

How very blessed you are to watch the birds eating berries off your lovely Holly tree. Your stitchery is fabulous and quite the perfect tribute to Tree Birds hop. Thank you sew very much for participating. Creative Bird Bliss...

Lovelli Quilts said...

Beautiful projects. Your stitching is lovely.

Fiona said...

gorgeous design..... I do love all your work....
Hugz

Patty D from NC said...

so beautiful!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

That's the prettiest thing you've made Michelle!!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

That's the prettiest thing you've made Michelle!!

Renee said...

Your projects are all darling! Beautiful work.

tink's mom said...

Wonderful design. Pretty bird, terrific berry tree. Love the stitchery versions too.

Loris said...

This is gorgeous! I live the colors you've chosen.

Janarama said...

Absolutely stunning design as well as the stitching!

Thearica said...

Love the Bird on a berry Tree design!

u keep sewing said...

Very very nice. Your hand stitching is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

All fabulous projects! Thanks for showing these. ☺

Rabbits' Guy said...

Geeze - I go off in the mountains with no I-Net for three days and when I come back - blamo - Christmas already! I best get shopping!

Unfortunately, out here in the Pacific North West, Holly is badly invasive and spreads rapidly by birds and the berries! We destroy them as fast as they can be found. (But I like them anyway and keep some locations (like just down the fence line) secret so I get some branches for holiday trimming!)

Amy said...

Your stitching is just beautiful and unique. The bird on the topiary turned out just lovely.

Lesley said...

Michelle, your Bird on my Berry Tree is fabulous! Love the colours you used and that very beautiful tree. The bird looks great perched on top! Nice to see the stitcheries as well.

Barb said...

I saw this on facebook and I have to say you come up with the most creative designs. I love everything you so.

Jeanette said...

Missed this post somehow but found it today. Love your beautiful design. So glad Craftsy notified me it was there to buy. Hugs,xx

LJ said...

You do such beautiful wool work, Michelle. I follow you and enjoy seeing all you create. This is another outstanding design.

Ella and Nesta said...

Beautiful design! The wall hanging is perfect, reminds me of Renaissance paintings!

Leah said...

I always love seeing your projects. Your craftsman ship is always so beautiful. Great pattern

sandra said...

Beautiful and absolutely so creatives .thanks for sharing

Rhonda D. said...

Love your stitcheries! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tricia said...

Hello Michelle & Bunnies & Sabrina too. I just love your designs and hope to able to get one of them soon!! I love reading your e-mails &looking at all the pretty projects. Thanks for sharing them with us this week.

In Kind Regards,
Tricia

Allie said...

Oh my gosh that is STUNNING.