Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tree Bird Hop

Welcome everybody! 
Haven't you enjoyed this hop and all the wonderful ideas from each blog!
When Madam Samm told us about it and showed Tracy Lizotte's bird fabric, I knew I wanted to participate, because it completely reminded me of my precious little Mama.  She's always loved feeding and watching birds. 
I ordered Tracy's fabric, then tried to figure out what to make with it.
I finally decided on a sampler quilt.
 After making some blocks, I got to thinking, she really doesn't NEED a quilt because she got several new fuzzy blankets from other family members for Christmas last year.
 Halt production ! 
So now....what to make? Her retirement home room is about a 12' x 12' space and jam packed with all the things that are special to her. What could mom actually use?
She isn't able to get around very good these days because of serious back issues she had about 10 years ago. Her activities are limited, so she spends much of her time in her chair watching the birds, reading books and her mail.
 I remembered the last time I visited her in South Dakota, her mail was laying around the room in several different places.  So this is what I came up with.....
A place to put her mail, pens, phone, glasses, or books, right over the arm of her chair. 
It's longer on this side to hold the letters up in place.
and shorter on the inside so it won't get in her way.
 I'll give this to her when we go up to SD for her birthday celebration of
91years!
And speaking of tree birds.....
I told Ranchman a white ring-neck dove was eating the chicken feed....he said (and I quote)
 "Vickie, we don't have any white dove around here, it was probably just the way the light was shining on it".
really !
A special thanks to Lana for doing a  great job as cheerleader. 
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Have a very blessed day!




54 comments:

Lana said...

Vicky...WHAT A GREAT IDEA! and she will love it! I have some fabric left and I EVEN need one of those!!!! Love that you flew high on this one! GREAT JOB!

Carla said...

Your sweet momma will love this. I can see so many storage solutions with this in her room. What a great birthday present! I do hope you will finish your sampler quilt. It is looking good!

Mdm Samm said...

wonderful idea and such a cozy place to rest and read....

Judy B said...

Now that is a handy idea! It would sure help my end table clutter. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

A fantastic idea, I might want to borrow that one; a super project! Thanks for sharing.

Teatime Creations said...

What a wonderful, practical gift. Your mother will love it. How wondeful to have your mother still with you at 91.

Baa. xxx said...

What a clever idea! She will love it! Very handy.

Debby said...

Such a sweet, kind thing to do for your mom. And I saw her Bible and cell phone spots, too. Always love to see practical items we can make other than quilts. But what I REALLY loved was that Texas cutout on the back of that chair. Need to find something like that for my city ranch man who loves ALL things Texas.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such a useful and beautiful gift for your Mom!

charlotte said...

What a wonderful gift. I love that it is so pretty and so very practical. I am sure she will get lots of use from it and enjoy just looking at the pretty birds. Great idea, Vickie.

Dorian said...

Very useful. What a great idea. It's lovely.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Vickie what an absolutely wonderful idea! I made myself something similar a while back to keep on my sewing chair but I never thought to make one side shorter and oh how I wish I had! Using this fabric just made it more special! blessings, marlene

Jeanie said...

Your Mom will just love this.... 91 and counting! And I hope you finish your sampler quilt too.. it will be lovely with that great fabric. Thanks for sharing!

cucki said...

Great idea my dear...so sweet x

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Vickie, that is a great idea!!! Love it

Mary Huey said...

Love this idea!! And what a blessing to have your Mom still with you -- best wishes!!

Kate said...

Love the idea that you came up with, Vickie, and it's so pretty with the birds!! Your mom is going to love it.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a perfect thing for your mom Vickie and I know she will love using it! Yes......that does look like a white ring-neck dove!

KaHolly said...

Why doesn't it surprise me at all that you'd come up with THE perfect gift to make for your mom! She will be so delighted. My goodness, 91 years old. Bet she's just as sweet as you!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your mom will love her new organizer! Everything she loves will be close to hand.

Carol said...

Such a great idea and totally beautiful in that fabric! I'm sure your mama is going to love this gift!

Linda said...

What a wonderful creation for your sweet mama! Tell her "Happy Birthday" from your quilting friends!
What a great photo of your elusive white dove! I wish we all could grab that kind of proof when our husbands think we are seeing things! How funny!

Needled Mom said...

That is a great idea. Your mom will love it. I like the sampler blocks too.

Ha....glad you were able to prove your belief! lol

Terri Ann said...

Love this idea! It came out so nicely with the bird fabric too. It's wonderful to make something that solves a problem, like organization. I could use a mail holder too but I'm still working out what would work best for me.

Calicojoan said...

What a perfect gift for your mom. Something that she will use and enjoy daily! I had to laugh at your story about the dove...my quiltin sista and I were just talking about how we are always wrong... NOT! LOL!! You gotta love em anyway! ;-)

Marit Johanne said...

A wonderful gift for your mom! It is beautiful.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That looks perfect for your mother. I know she'll enjoy it.

creativity amongst chaos said...

This is such a great ides for your lovely mom. It is hard to come up with ideas in this situation, but yours is a a really wonderful one!

Corrie said...

What a fun post. Great idea for your mom. Happy Birthday to her!

Gmama Jane said...

What a perfect blend of design and function! You hit the nail on the head with this winner.
Gmama Jane

Marian said...

love it ... great job creating the chair holder for the mail, and bits that we keep around our chairs.. :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

A wonderful idea and a great gift for your mamma. LOL about the bird, we were looking at what looked like a wasp nest. Finally discovered it is an oriole nest. DH just looked at me shook his head, and said all the critters that show up around here since you came. All of them wild.

Mary Ann said...

Now that's a useful gift, and beautiful to boot. Mama will love it.
Oh Ranchman, you stepped in it this time. Cameras are way too handy these days. LOL

Cindy said...

What a wonderful way to stash mail etc. very tweet.... I mean sweet!

Jane's Quilting said...

What a great idea! And beautifully done I might add. I need to made one for my swing. That will come in so handy.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is such great fabric and you've shown how great it looks in sampler blocks and the wonderful armchair holder you've made for your mum. It's such a brilliant and thoughtful idea and I know she will love it! How funny about the doves.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Vickie....I know that your Mom will just love it! So perfect to hold her treasures! Good daughter - Hugs!

Lovelli Quilts said...

What a thoughtful idea! I love that it is practical and beautiful too!!

Createology said...

I too love pockets and places to put things. Your organizer is brilliant and I love the fabric. Thank you sew very much for Tree Bird Hopping and participating. Creative Bird Bliss...

Amy said...

Your mother will just love this. It is just perfect. I really am loving your sampler quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

Patty D from NC said...

Very creative idea!

Renee said...

Vickie,

What a wonderful gift for your mom! I may have to snag your idea and make something similar for my husband's grandfather for Father's Day this year. He turned 97 this month.

I love your tree birds! The doves seem to love the view up there.

tink's mom said...

Terrific idea. Organized and at her finger tips. She will love it.

madebymeinred said...

Fantastic! What a great, practical and good looking gift for mom.

Janarama said...

What a great idea ... your mom is going to love it!

Thearica said...

Your mom will really get some good use from her new gift. and the dove photo is great! I saw an albino squirrel in our neighborhood but didnt have my camera.

Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches said...

What a great idea, I am sure your mom will love it!

Kathy said...

Great projects!☺

LJ said...

What an excellent idea for your mom. I have a friend who also is in a small room and it's always a challenge to think of things to gift her with. This is wonderful and I'm sure she'll love it's usefulness as well as the sweet bird fabric.

Ella and Nesta said...

This is a wonderful idea and your Mum is going to love it, I'm sure!

Leah said...

What a wonderful project! Great way to keep everything organized and within reach.

sandra said...

What a super idea I am sure that your Mamma will love it I know I will have to make myself one. I just adore this fabric I hope I can find it up here in Canada. With exchange on money and postal rates it is getting so expensive to buy on line. Blessings Sandra

Tricia said...

This is a great idea for a project and it looks great in this fabric. Like bring spring with you where ever you go. Thanks for sharing it all of us

Toodles,
Tricia

the girlfriend gap said...

Having a bit of March Madness here on the home front. I'm a bit behind on everything. Feel like my head is spinning! Extra babysitting, extra commitments, spring tidy in the yard work..... it is all good but whooo- ie.! Feeling like I need a winter nap again. I haven't had time to follow along on the little birdie hop. Looks like you all have been having fun. Your momma will surely love your little organizer. I always enjoy seeing the birds again each spring. We have turtle doves here. I love their cooing to each other. Haven't seen any yet this spring. Don't think I have ever seen a ring necked dove. Poor Mr. Ranchman, Mrs. Ranchman is right again :) I got a good smile on that one. The birds have been happily chirping away here and my tulips are coming up nicely.... life is good.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Your sweet Sewing Sister in Christ,
Janita