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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Carol at Mama CJTs is one of the most talented ladies I've ever seen!  Several days ago she wrote this post showing the absolute cutest wall hanging ever!.  You really have to see it to believe it.  She has the most amazing color sense...and I don't.  She is incredibly creative and ideas just seem to pour out of her.  She is also generous and loves it that I tried to copy her.   Mine isn't nearly as cute as hers (and it's not finished either) but it does have it's own cuteness that makes me smile every time I look at it!  Here's my latest work in progress:
I have some more buttons to add...and I'm like a button freak now looking for them everywhere I go....and some more decorative stitching but I just love it!

And for those of you who are craving a little spring time look who came back to visit me for the summer!
The bluebirds have returned!  I feel like my college aged kids have come home.  Not that I have college aged kids.  Or would want them to come home.  But you know what I mean, right?

19 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm always inspired by your creations and those of others.

How fun that the bluebirds are back. I think I heard a robin today but I couldn't find him or her. Spring is on the way!

Terry said...

I know what you mean about the birds coming back. I feel the same way when the humminbirds and butterflies come back here! :0)

Madame Samm said...

IT IS YOU and I LOVE it...Carol will be over the top excited and actually be thrilled to see someone try their own...and that you did do..made it your own...I LOVE IT...said that didn't I LOL

Amy said...

I think it's adorable!!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh it is so cute!!! How fun! I did she hers and she will love yours too! Spring is on the way!!!

Cindy said...

That is so cute! I know what you mean about buttons....I can't resist looking at buttons wherever I go.

Wonderful about the bluebirds! Afraid Spring is a ways off for us here. We're expecting a big snowstorm Thursday/Friday!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

That is absolutley delightful!! So cheery and colorful.

Lucky you seeing some spring... ~SIGH~

Pat - Arkansas said...

Both your quilts are (and will be) too cute! What creative ideas come out of the minds of quilters! Love these.

I love bluebirds, but have I ever seen even one in my neighborhood, much less in my own yard? No! Maybe if I put up a bluebird box?

Julie Fukuda said...

That is a cute bit of whimsy. Too bad I didn't see it before the quilt show. There were several booths selling fantastic buttons.I buy them to sew on the family umbrellas so that when they are left in a stand they can be easily identified... and less likely to be taken by mistake.

Michelle May said...

How fun is that! I think you have done a fantastic job!
Cutie bluebirds! They make me smile big!
xx, shell

Lea and her Mustangs said...

No birds here, 10" of fresh snow and going to 0 tonight. Wanna come visit? Love the creation. Its darling and feels like spring.

Mama Spark said...

Love the little quilt!!

rubyslipperz said...

the birds.....birdhouse...
...aaaah...the water. If I were to picture my dream home, it would be VERY near the water.....sigh. =)


hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Sandy said...

What a cute little wallhanging...very sweet! I love the birds to come back here also...saw some robins the other day.

Wendy said...

Love your wall hanging ... wish it was my wall it was to be hanging on :)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Marlene, this is the cutest wall hanging. I can see why it makes you smile. Spring is in the air.

karen said...

I definitely know what you mean...I have a bird house too but they seem to prefer my bushes.

Carrie P. said...

A very cute quilt. love the little pond.
Oh, lovely bluebirds. I haven't seen any visiting my house yet but have heard them in the trees.

Sandy said...

Your hanging is so cute and whimsical. I looked at the other blog and yours is close to what she has done - I'll have to try a picture, I have lots of buttons that would work. I would definitely have to make an apple tree - I have some apple buttons that were on a dress when I was 6 or 7 years old (I'm 60) and now I know how to use them. THANKS !!