Grow Your Blog Winner!

Make My Heart Happy-Green

Once again, thank you to everyone who visited my blog during the “Grow Your Blog” days.   And a special thank you to all of you who have signed up to be followers of my blog.    The winner of my giveaway for this special time is Barbara Lillian In France.   A special thank you to you Barbara for participating.  Please stop in to see her blog…her photos are LOVELY!   I previous made one of these for a friend’s birthday…and I liked it so much I made another one for the giveaway.  Hope you enjoy it Barb! My days have been filled with lots of diligent work on finishing my unfinished projects.

Here is one of my projects I managed to finish.  It was so fun stitching one bird, that I made four of them!   It is a Just Nan pattern called “Cardinal Tweet” and it is available from Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL.  The pattern includes only the finishing materials for one bird.  I had to create my own tails and beaks, and add extra beads to make four birds.  Fun:(


My trapunto flowers are coming along, although I had hoped to have them all done. It goes fairly quickly, but I worked on other things instead!


Another favorite project I hope to finish soon is this one. I will not reveal the pattern until it is finished. Can anyone out there guess what it is?


Of course, much time was spent in helping my DH clear out our snow-filled walkways. Recently when a group of ladies were complaining about the terrible winter, one friend said, “I woke up this morning, and I am not in any pain…so I cannot complain about something so minor as the weather.” I whole-heartedly agree!


And so I let my beautiful African Violet inspire me. Just looking at it reminds me that Spring is just around the corner!


Congratulations Barb.    Happy stitching to all.     Amities, Averyclaire


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:41:22

    The little cardinals are very cute. And your trapunto flowers are absolutely lovely! .


  2. Margaret
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 08:08:51

    Beautiful stitching and quilting! We have more snow than you now — it’s just too much. I’m still sore from shoveling yesterday. lol! More today. Sigh.


  3. Jackie
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 17:59:18

    Congratulations to Barbara!

    Love the cardinals! Perfect winter stitching! Your trapunto is coming along quite nicely.

    You know I live in Florida so I think the snow is beautiful. But even I realize that after so much, it is just too much. I hope you all get a break in the weather soon!


  4. fallfromgrace349
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 19:16:02

    Congratulations to the winner, Its really lovely and your little cardinal tweets are too! 🙂


  5. Annie
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 21:30:59

    Love those little birdies. The trapunto is really beautiful too.

    I really want spring to come. Thanks for that cheery, healthy African violet photo!


  6. Joyce Frank
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 08:03:22

    Averyclaire, you are my winner of Grow Your Blog party. Send me your address and I will get your prize in the mail. Thanks Joyce C F



  7. Carol
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:32:14

    Oh, your flock of birds is so adorable!! So bright and cheery! We are in the middle of a warm-up here in Pennsylvania–sure hope those mounds of snow melt soon… It really has been a long, long winter…

    Congratulations to your winner, too 🙂


  8. Elizabeth
    Feb 20, 2014 @ 14:10:25

    Having just come back from Winnipeg, the deep freeze and the deep snow are still very much in my mind. There were many sore backs from shovelling snow there as well. However, most of the people we saw were quite positive about it, just like you, knowing that spring is bound to come soon! The “cup is half full” attitude to life makes life much happier!

    Your trapunto quilt is looking amazing, as well as looking almost finished. What a prize that will be! Love your little cardinals as well. They pop right out against the white background. Expertly hand crafted, as all of your work is.


  9. Lynette
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 10:31:46

    Your trapunto work is just gorgeous! You’re doing this the old way, too – it’s not wool yarn you use, is it? I’m intrigued!


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