Monday, 23 January 2012

THE LESSER SPOTTED BEARDED BIRTHDAY TIT.

A few days ago my dear old Dad became another year older.
It is from he that I have inhereted my love of our feathered friends.
When I was young he had magnifcent 1970's full on ginger beard.
So I did a bit of head scratching, but not much as the result was a given really.
I delved deep in to the fabric stash and came up empty handed.
How can this be?
I was perplexed, I was upset, my stash had let me down.
But then I remembered Joan.
I remembered all the bits of her stash I had put aside to giveaway, and I knew what I needed to do.
I came up with this pile.

Serves me right for wanting to down size my collection!
After fiddling and faddling about for a while this beauty emerged.

I must admit I enjoyed the hand stitching and embroidery more than I thought.
Usually when I embroider I do it on the machine, but doing it by hand made me feel more connected with the whole process.

I took the image from here.
Happy Birthday Dad.
Love Nora xxx

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your Dad Nora!
    I love your bearded tit! Will you help us with a tutorial please???? I would love to make one!

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  2. Hallo Nora! what a beautiful sweet bird you`ve made for your Dad : )
    ...and there is something very special in embroidering by hand.
    absolutely lovely

    greetings from the north : )

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  3. Oh Nora, it is stunning! I love it! Happiest of days to your dad too!

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  4. What a handsome happy birthday bird! And what a lovely present. Happy birthday to your dad.

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  5. Beautifully done! Happy birthday to your dad :-)

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  6. A light bulb just went on in my head.

    My husband's birthday is on Sunday and I've been racking my brain for something to give him.....what do you give someone when your bank account is pretty depleted after Christmas, and who has everything he wants anyway (barring an iPad which I can't afford).

    If it works out, my idea (born moments ago after seeing your beautiful appliqued bird embroidered picture) will be his birthday pressie...and I will blog it next week.

    Thanks! :)

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  7. What a wonderful little chap he is ( the bird I mean not your Dad, although I'm sure he's a rather wonderful chap too) . He looks quite mischievous ( I'm talking about the bird again)

    I've not mastered the art of machine embroidery yet so I have to any of it that is required by hand. I have to say I think I prefer it that way, I feel as if I have more control.

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  8. What a gorgeous gift, hand stitching really does connect you doesn't it. Beautiful. Happy Birthday to your Dad too, x

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  9. A very fitting use of the fabrics. Joan ( or Nan to me) love feeding and watching the birds in her garden. She would have loved this card, just wish she could see it. Xxx

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  10. Hi - just wanted to let you know I've given you the Liebster Blog Award - over here:


    http://15coastroad.blogspot.com/2012/01/at-end-of-last-year-it-was-on-30th.html

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  11. this is gorgeous! and a happy birthday to your dad from one Northerner to another!!

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  12. Hello Nora:
    We have found you via the lovely Wendz at Coast Road. We have enjoyed looking at your past posts which are so lively and varied. We have signed ourselves as Followers and look forward to keeping up with your adventures!

    Many happy returns to your father!

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  13. I am smitten with your bird, it is so lovely and unique - I am happy that I found you in the cyber world.

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  14. I hope you are not calling your dad a tit !!! xxx

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