Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Winter Birds Art Swap

Starting from the top left: Chickadee , Cardinal, Titmouse (the one with a blue background in an ornamental crab apple tree), Nuthatch, and Blue Jay.
@ I have been spending every spare moment between working on a garage sale with Mum, a vacation, and getting the house ready for a puppy, trying to finish these squares. At last they are Done! The theme was Winter or Christmas related. I chose to make Winter Birds of Minnesota. They are made with beads, embroidery floss, felt, and wool rovings. The squares measure 5"x5". Each square will go to a different person, and five squares from five different people will be sent back. There are metal eyelets in each of their four corners. These will be used to string them together to make a wall hanging. It has been a lot of fun to participate in this art swap. I do hope whoever gets one of my squares likes them. I've had to get them back from my Mum a few times now. Maybe I will make her a set for Christmas. They were a lot of fun to make and I want to try to make other pictures in this style. Now I'm off to the post office. Where ever you are and what ever you are doing today have fun!

A special congratulations (long over due) to Beth for winning my first give away. I hope she enjoys them. She asked me to wait a week before sending them and I accidentally waited two. They are in the mail and hopefully will arrive before this weekend. Take care.


  1. These are the exact same Winter Birds we have here in NE Pa.!! Lovely!
    Have a Great Week!

  2. OH they are so lovely lovely, clever you. cheers Marie

  3. These are just so pretty!!
    I want to thank you for stopping by to visit me and I so appreciate your kind words!!


  4. These are all very pretty!...Christine

  5. They're gorgeous! I am so looking forward to opening the parcel and seeing them up close - beautiful work and fabulous idea!

  6. I'm totally in love with these!!! They are soooo beautiful! Wow!

  7. Im crazy for anything Birds and these are so adorable.Just lovely.Thanks for sharing!