The second piece in the series

Yesterday I posted about a group of 3 new pieces I made for a juried art show at the Redlands Art Association (the only criteria, 14.5″ or less in every dimension). After making the tree, I decided to continue the same color scheme and explore my theme in different dimensions. I love my Branch & Bird series, and wanted to work a bit bigger (8″ x 10″ instead of 5″ square) and more substantial (the folks at these shows are pretty picky about hanging criteria, so wanted to have a hanging devise they’re used to – so I decided to wrap the quilt to the back of a frame and staple it, then add hanging wire). Birds build nests in the trees, and I really loved this wee nest from the Branch & Bird series:

So I grabbed some scraps from making the tree and built a nest in a bigger tree branch:

bird, nest, tree

Again, apologies for the quality of the picture (ah – those moire patterns – I can’t figure out why they happen sometimes and not others, and the fix in photoshop is way long fidgety and not perfect…usually I just re-shoot, but did NOT have that option).

And don’t forget the Blog Baby Shower for Lindy Turner! Lindy of Crafted By Lindy is having baby #2!! To celebrate, we (me, alamodestuff and Smidge Box) are having 3 days of giveaways!!

I’ve got a tutorial and give-away scheduled for Thursday, but today, alamodestuff is having a giveaway hosted by Tracy at Sea Find Designs! This gorgeous necklace can be yours!!

Genuine sea glass… RARE lavender /amethyst from Newport, RI. Cut heart…. Eco Love…. Amethyst swarovski crystal. Sterling plated teenie ball chain!

How to enter:

1) Visit BOTH shops, Crafted by Lindy and Sea Find Designs.

2) Choose 1 favorite item from each shop and come back here and comment (must comment on 1 item from each shop).

3) Be sure to leave contact info!

Additional entries (4 possible entries in all):

  • 2 additional entries: you can enter this giveaway on all three sponsor’s sites! Enter once at alamodestuff, then comment here and at Smidge Box for 2 more entries! [All three blogs are on different time zones. If their post isn’t up yet, please visit them again later.]
  • 1 additional entry: follow alamodestuff, tweet, or blog about this giveaway and receive 1 additional entry. For this one, comment back atΒ  alamodestuff.

One winner will be chosen randomly ( at midnight tonight (March 10) EST. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (March 11).

I Made It Blog Party
Thanks Kim

Thanks Amy

7 Responses

  1. Those little birds with their nests make me think of spring…just like our weather!

    Please count me in for the drawing. I love sea find designs work!


  2. Love the birds and the necklace πŸ™‚ I checked out CraftedByLindy on etsy, must have the printable Rudolph, Santa, & Elf gift tags. Also loved the Glow pendant from SeaFindDesigns !

  3. I just love these birds with their nests. I particularly like how a few of the stitches meander off the end of your nest pieces and give the little bird “home” such an interesting textured quality. Beautiful. I just love your style. But you already know that. πŸ™‚ Keep it up-beat during this stressful time.

  4. I love the Custom Sheep Birthday Invitations (set of 12) from craftedbylindy
    the How Does Your Garden Grow – Genuine Sea Glass Herb Pot Marker Stakes from SeaFindDesigns