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 at  alamodestuff.

One winner will be chosen randomly (random.org) 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 to The second piece in the series

  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!

    Thanks!

  2. Love the birds and the necklace 🙂 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. 🙂 Keep it up-beat during this stressful time.