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Monday, May 12, 2014

"A little birdie told me"

Hello,

Happy Monday.

I picked up a small cross stitch kit from Spotlight for $3.00, I thought even if I don't stitch the design there is no way I could purchase the Aida cloth and thread for that price.


Last month I stitched the design which is on 14 count Aida, lovely and big to see. No need to use the magnifying glass. I did leave out some stylized back stitching which said "With love from me to you." 

Instead...


I made up a fabric envelope for  secrets to hide in.


I made it all into a 18 inch square cushion. I had previously purchased a metre of each of the Bird fabric's from Spotlight.  

Happy days.
Bev C

21 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

That is very sweet. Such a creative way to use your special find.

Linda

KimM said...

Oh, this is SO cute! Perfect fabric to go with a perfectly darling project!
hugs
xxx

Christine M said...

What a gorgeous little project. Your cushion is lovely Bev.

Jeanette said...

So cute Bev. Such a great idea. Hugs,xx

Mylene said...

That is so cute and fabric fits perfectly!
Happy Monday!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Bev - I think I wouldve bought that kit for that price too. I adore that little birdnest fabric. Happy Monday x0x

Christine said...

That's so sweet.
I wonder what secrets it hides?

shez said...

Hi Bev,wow that's awesome,I love your idea,you are very clever Bev,well done.xx

Fiona said...

how fun is that... and perfect fabric to go with your cross stitch...
Hugz

Wacky Woman said...

Very clever. I like it!

Dolores said...

What a lovely idea and great fabric.

Pauline said...

When I saw your title I thought there was a secret message hidden in that post somewhere. In that cute little envelope I bet. I know you're teasing about something!

Pauline said...

When I saw your title I thought there was a secret message hidden in that post somewhere. In that cute little envelope I bet. I know you're teasing about something!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous make Bev, the little envelope is lovely!

Terri said...

Cute projects! Love that fabric envelope with the perfect placement of the birds nest.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a beautiful project Bev...perfect!

Alicia said...

QUE LINDOS TRABAJOS!!!
SALUDITOS

Karen said...

That is a lovely little cross stitch and it looks great in the cushion!
Love the idea of the fabric envelope, too.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

I love birds, and this design seem simple to make. Guess spotlight has some great sale going at the moment. And is that design my namesake?
Thanks Bev for dropping by. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Anthea said...

Beautiful stitching there Bev - and what a clever way to use your gorgeous fabrics... take care x

Jeanne said...

Very cute and love how you did the finishing work. I just love it when I find the perfect fabric to go with a project. Well done!