Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's For the Birds Blog Hop

Thanks again to Madame Samm for creating another fun blog hop and to cheerleader Mary.

I saw this free pattern for making these little knit owls puffs and I thought it was a great project to use up some of the misc. yarn leftovers I have. They were fun and easy to make. I found myself knitting so many of them that I decided to create a string of owls like you see strings of other fabric birds and things that are sold at import shops. Then I got the idea of having the owls perched on a branch. I found little pieces of branches and drilled a hole in them like a bead. I hot glued on some faux leaves too. I actually made 3 different sets of hanging owls, each with a different number of owls. I even made 3 in eyelash yarn and they look like baby owls.
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String of eleven knit owls each perched on a branch.
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Six owls. I gave this string  of owls to my daughter.
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String of 8 owls.
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They look better outside, but they kept turning while I tried to take their photo.  I had to be quick or I would get their backside.
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Closer look.
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I made these 3 with eyelash yarn. After sewing on the eyes of the bottom one and getting the yarn tangled up as I sewed, I opted to glue the eyes on the remaining two owls.  They do look like little baby owls in the eyelash yarn.

I also love the bird logo from Bird Brain Designs. This bird is a free embroidery from Bird Brain Designs. I enlarged it and did a combination of applique and embroidery.
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Bird Brain quilt.
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Bird Brain.
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This owl was a free applique pattern from Cherry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio. Cherry has been a frequent blog hopper with Mdm. Samm's blog hops too.
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I decided to do a reverse applique border and then added rickrack and French knots all around the rickrack in 2 colors.
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The state bird here in New Mexico is the roadrunner. I wanted to make something with a roadrunner too, but alas too many ideas and not enough time. So I leave you with a few photos instead.


The Rail Runner is the commuter train here in New Mexico. As you can see the roadrunner head and tail painted on the train. My grandson calls this the "bird train". He loves trains! Although roadrunners do not make a beeping sound like the roadrunner cartoon character does, when the doors are closing on the Rail Runner,  you can hear the beep, beep, beep sound.
Roadrunner cartoon

Wednesday, May 8~




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85 comments:

  1. Your owls are too cute! Love them all! And the miniquilt are just beautiful! Great job!

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  2. Those owls are just so darling! I am going to look up the pattern for sure. Love the bird brain too!

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  3. You have really been very busy and it is hard for me to find a favorite. But the small owls made form eye lash yarn are absolutely must be my favorite. The are sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  4. Love all you great bird projects! The hangers are sew darling. Thanking for sharing,

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  5. You made a ton of owls!! Very cute.

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  6. Oh I love those owls, next I am downloading the pattern, it sounds like you can't stop and have to make hundreds!

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  7. Love the puffy owls! So Creative

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  8. Love your quilted birds. You made so many.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  9. You are so creative! Those owls are adorable. And the eyelash yarn ones? Oh!! no words.

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  10. Daryl they are all really cute...my you have been busy....The owls are adorable....we had similar ideas....but i love the one from bird brain...very cute...

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  11. Oh how wonderful. Such a variety. a string of owls is best.

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  12. You always have wonderful ideas Daryl ! I have a love for roadrunners, anything that will kill a rattlesnake is a hero in my book ! As a matter of fact some roadrunners live in a tree line right past our cattle guard. We call them Rascal and Rebecca !

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  13. I adore all your owls, including the appliqued one. Great job!

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  14. Love the owls, very nicely done!

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  15. Oh my...... owls, owls, owls! Just darling.... owl totem poles.....those little fuzzy ones are especially cute! Love the Bird Brain and owl applique.... all are just wonderful and thank you for the links too. I see some owls in my future. Meeep, meeep!(road runner sounds)

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  16. I am in AWE of the owl totem poles! The baby fuzzy chicks are cute but the totem poles are my FAVORITE. It makes me want to learn to knit. Love them all.

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  17. now I really wish I could knit - I adore those owls. Your Bird Brain bird is a kick!

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  18. Your eyelash owl chicks.....oh my! They are CUTE beyond words!!! :)

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  19. Great work! I love the strings of little owls--especially the baby ones--just too cute. Your appliqued owl is great, too! Thanks for sharing! (Love those free on-line patterns.)

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  20. As always you are an inspiration. thanks to you i have my own string of owls. i'm telling you those knitted owls are addicting. i have to try try making one using I lash yarn although i don't think i have any. Luckily drilling the hole in the wood is easy and the added touch of the leaf is adorable. Of course you've taken it a step further and did some beautiful applique as well as some bird embroidery. i wish i had your sense of color. i've been hiking quite a bit and there is an owls nest that i've been watching which has two babies in it. The bird theme is very timely. thanks again for helping me to use up my stash and inspire me.
    Tara

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  21. Wow, you certainly got a lot done. Great job. I love the owls, it is a pity i do not knit.

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  22. totally embrace your owls....and your other bird projects perfection....and what is this about that other lady on the same day as you...how unfair was that lol

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  23. Love that stack of owls...they are wonderful...I wanna see their backsides tho, lol!

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  24. Your owls are adorable! I wish I knew how to knit!!! You did a wonderful job. I LOVE the branch "beads". How clever!!!
    (We have a roadrunner living in the mesquite brush behind our yard. The first time I heard him, I thought someone had one of those old timey Halloween rachets. Strange noise! We're glad he's there, though, since he eats snakes!)

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  25. I just love your owls. While I haven't knit for years, I am going to break out the needles and give them a try. Thanks so much for the links for all the patterns. I have them printed out already!
    :-)

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  26. Hi!!! Wow!!! I love all of your birdies!!! The owls are amazing!!! The baby ones do look real!!!! Love the Bird Brain birdie too!!!!

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  27. Loved those super cute knitted owls!! Your applique birdie and owl are beautiful!!

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  28. Your knit owls just blew me away...wow! I don't knit so seeing how many you made and how cute they are has totally impressed me (this isn't the first time you've blown me away AND impressed me.) I love those little furry looking ones--too cute. I get to see roadrunners every once in a while around here and up in Utah when we're there. They are so entertaining to watch.

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  29. Daryl, all these birds are fantastic. You've been quite busy in your nest indeed! That is a cool idea to add branches for each owl to perch on.

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  30. Once again you just amaze me, I love your little hanging owls, what a great idea for a nursery, wonderful creativity thanks for sharing.

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  31. Those owls are so cute! The eyelash yarn ones make me think of something you'd see on Sesame Street, or maybe in a Dr. Suess book.

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  32. Those knitted owls are so cute--especially the "baby" ones! In fact, all your projects turned out wonderfully!

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  33. Wonderful projects! Thanks for being on the hop!

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  34. Giggling about your trying to get a picture of the owls as they spun slowly showing their backsides. Maybe those same wind currents that blow wall hangings around too? How cute is your Bird Brain embroidery/applique! And the owl too. Very well done in all your projects. I hope you do the road runner project as I bet your grandson will be a big kick out of that if he loves the bird train.

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  35. Oh my goodness your birds are adorable! I cannot handle how sweet that owl applique is...thank you for sharing!

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  36. As usual everything you do s so creative, I loved the baby owls they are so sweet

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  37. Love your hanging owls and the baby ones are adorable. Thank you for sharing your great bird projects.

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  38. I just love your owls. I also did the Cherry Blossom Owl but I love yours and what you did with the pattern...I am so still in the box when it comes to changing a pattern and love your ideas.

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  39. Wonderful work! I love Bird Brain...

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  40. So pretty. Love those baby owls. The commuter train looks fun.

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  41. Your bird projects are darling. I love the owls.

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  42. Oh I just love your little owls Daryl!!! Simply adorable :*)

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  43. Love all of your bird projects, especially the owl quilt. Loved how you used the rickrack to frame the owl.

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  44. Wow! I can't believe you knitted all those little owls! They are adorable. And you stitchery is lovely too.

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  45. I love all your owls, especially your knitted ones.

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  46. Daryl, they are all wonderful. You have done a wonderful job on all your projects. The owls on a string are so cute!

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  47. Love your fun and cute fabrics...and your roadrunners!! Fantastic projects that make you smile when you see them!

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  48. OMG! Everything is so cute. Can't imagine all the knitting for the owls. Looks like work but worthy of the time. The Bird Brain pattern came out even better with the applique. Great idea. And reverse applique did well too. Such creativity!!

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  49. Wow! you've been busy! All your projects are lovely but I love the baby owls with the eyelash yarn the most. They are too cute!

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  50. Your little yarn owls spinning on their branches are the cutest owls ever. The applique guy is a cutie, too. Wonderfully creative and well done, as always. Thanks so much for sharing ... :) Pat

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  51. Last time I was visiting my daughter in ABQ, we went to one of the quilt shops. She saw a preprinted panel with owls. She said it would be cute, if she had a girl. She has two boys. So, I recently bought a cross stitch pattern with an adorable owl. It has PINK, too. So, I am going to use other colors for it. I thought the owl puffs would be an adorable accompainment to the stitching. All the owls are adorable. I have already downloaded the pattern. I have lots of yarn; not speciality yarns, but yarn. I have a couple of yarns in mind for a owls. I love Bird Brain designs and love the way you combined applique and embroidery. I've already downloaded that pattern, too. And, of course, Cherry's owl is adorable. Thanks for including the info on the patterns. I don't know how much time I spend trying to find patterns for things I like. I'll have to see if my daughter knows about the train. Thanks for participating and all the inspiration. Can hardly wait to see you in more hops.

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  52. What darling little owls and each one looks different and has it own "personality". All of your projects are wonderful.

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  53. Daryl, I love your owls, they are soooo sweet! Great idea to string them up ;-)
    I like all your birds, they are great fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Wonderful projects. I always enjoy seeing a large number of birds or other animals together. Very cute owls.

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  55. Love those owls!!! Makes me want to try and knit again... not!
    I remember when owls were popular back in the 70's and they are back:) yea!!!
    Great job and once again inspirational:) Thank you!

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  56. Daryl, your owls are too cute. I love them all. When I was a child we traveled from Illinois to California almost every year. I remember asking what kind of lizard that was running across the road in front of us. I couldn't believe it was a bird. I kept watching for one that stopped. Fascinating animals. Thank you for sharing the road runner too.

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  57. Oh Daryl, what a wonderful collection of birds. The baby owls are sew, sew sweet. That train is pretty cool too.

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  58. I like the row of Owls, Gee, all your projects are lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  59. love your knit owl hanging, your owl is to cute and bird brain is a winner, all gussied up! thanx for sharing!

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  60. Wow! You have been very busy!! and it is just fantastic!! the Owls are a keeper!!

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  61. Your owls are a hoot! I love them! Now I wish I liked to knit. Your other projects are great too!

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  62. Love, love, love your hanging owls ... especially the little fuzzy ones. How cute are they hanging all together. LOL All of your creations are beautiful.

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  63. You have been busy with all those wonderful projects. The Bird Brain bird quilt is super and really like the colors you used.

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  64. what great entries for the blog hop. your knitted owls are too cute. love the other entries too. thanks for coming by my blog to see my little birdies. good luck in the giveaway.

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  65. You must be a night owl to have done all these projects. Love them all especially the string owls.

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  66. Wow...I can't believe how many owls you knitted! They are so cute.

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  67. All your birds are so very lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  68. Meep Meep ! ( said in my best roadrunner voice )
    I keep coming back to your birdbrain quilt. I love it and so far it is my favorite.

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  69. Love all your projects! Your Big Birdie quilt is cute, just love Bird Brain Designs!

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  70. The owls are delightful, esp the ones made with eyelash yarn! How extraordinary they turned out. Love that bird embroidery too! Awesome!

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  71. What wonderful birds! thank you for the links to the patterns - I especially like the knitted owls!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Your projects are all so delightful! Love the strings of owls...what a great idea! And your bird brain quilt is too cute! Love the fabrics...so bright and cheerful. Love all your projects!

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  73. -I love your knitted owls, especially the babies ☺
    Your bird brain quilts is gotgeous, thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  74. Your string of owls looks so cute! I love the fluffy ones made with eyelash yarn. The applique projects are really nice too.

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  75. I love your Owl strings. The babies are so cute. I think your appliqués are awesome too. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. I wanted to let you know that I'll be visiting my daughter and her family later this month in ABQ. After I saw the Rail Runner pic, I wrote to her. Her older son, age 7, has been wanting to go. So, we plan to take both boys - the other one turned 2 in March to Santa Fe, eat, walk around, and come back. Thanks for the tip.

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  77. What a hoot!!! LOVE your owls...now I want to make one but I don't know how to knit...whaaaa! I love seeing some of the local roadrunners too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  78. Adorable little creations. Wishing I knew how to knit. Might have to resort to old sweaters. Thanks for sharing. janita

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  79. Absolutely love your bird brain bird. He is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

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  80. Just LOVE the owls Daryl and your version of Bird Brain is just adorable!! Thanks for sharing...

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  81. Love the string of owls, can you post more details how they are strung together

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