Saturday, February 21, 2009

My bird arrived from Nellie!! Puzzle piece

The beautiful bird that I won from Nellie Durand in the OWOH giveaway has arrived. DH came in carrying a big box for me. I saw this beautiful package as I opened the box. And then....ta da!! "Nellie"....I named her Nellie. It is a sweet name, and of course she had to be named after her creator.
Thank you Nellie. I adore her. Her beak, holding the ribbon,her eyes,legs, feet, wing detail...every inch! She is beautiful!!!!

Well, it got me....somewhere between yesterday afternoon and today I have come down with a miserable head cold. My eyes are watery and I have used a half box of menthol tissues. DH left orders for me to relax while he ran errands but I wasn't tired, just a bit dizzy so I gathered my hand sanitizer, tissue box, Echinacea tea, puzzle piece and some embellishments and headed for the couch with angell. There went my plans for attending the Open house at the Art Center. DH was even going to go with me.

I have been wanting a lap desk to work on while watching TV with DH and I tried it out today. Why didn't I think of this earlier? It was so nice having a flat surface to work on while curled up in a chair. There are little areas for beads and threads so they stay put, and a clamp for flat items. I slipped a package of the new satin Mill Hill beads in there. Have you seen the new line of Mill Hill beads from Wichelt ? They added 34 new bead colors in antique satin,petite,pebble and seed beads. Beautiful!

This is my first puzzle piece for the "Pieces of Friendship" exchange. I can't help thinking about Spring's arrival, so I chose a nest theme. I have to hide my beading thread where I attached the copper bird charm, and back it.I will finish the edges tomorrow. My eyes need a rest. Just as I was finishing up, DH came home with lunch , DVD's , and a bottle of wine for me. Now that was so sweet. I saw the commercial again last night for "Quarantine" and remarked about wanting to see it. Tonight I will watch it with a small glass of wine.....if I stay awake.
I have to get better so I can visit my pal Jill who had knee surgery yesterday, and my sis on Tuesday...oh dear!

Have a great evening everyone.


  1. Oh! Nellie's bird is so awesome. Love all those pink colors! Your piece for the "Pieces of Friendship" exchange is wonderful too! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope your cold goes away quickly!

  2. I'm glad to hear that "Nellie" arrived. I'm honored to have another namesake. My name was also used for another bird I gifted to a friend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Your CQ puzzle piece is a "WOW" ... and, yes, lap desks are wonderful to doing handwork in an easy chair. Mine is much used.

    Hope your cold is short lived.

  3. I love the bird. So creative. What a neat idea the puzzle block. It's looking lovely. Feel well soon. Jeannette

  4. Your prize is lovely. The puzzle piece looks great. Hope you are feeling better real soon.

  5. Congratulations on both of your wins from OWOH! The bird is cute. That puzzle piece is beautiful! I love the tatting, the other lace and the beautiful stitching! It's gorgeous!

    I noticed your studio pics in the previous post, too! WOW! That is some place to work in! WOW! I can't get over how cool it is! :)

  6. I would love to settle into that nest...Have a sunshiney sort of day, Susan

  7. Hope you are feeling better soon Pat. I am fighting my 3 cold in 3 months. Loved the show of your studio the other day!

  8. This is a GREAT idea! So organized!I have been using a lid of a box and it is a jumbled mess!
    I keep it ready to move to any place in the house but seem to just sit right in my sewing room and work.Just wait till spring though ~ oh boy ~ I can't wait to sit outside again and sew while listening to the birds sing!!!!


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