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Sharon Bishop Cross Stitch Magic

Mar 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Sewing Circle News

I was so excited to see these awesome cross stitch designs! I cannot express how it feels to know someone actually has my little chickens on their wall. It is very heartwarming. Just look at what an awesome grouping Sharon Bishop has made.
I am so grateful she decide to share them with me. Here is a bit about Sharon…

Sharon: …When I retired from teaching after 30 years, I rekindled my love affair with needle and thread. I initially discovered the Debi Hubbs’ Blackbird Pie cross stitch pattern on White Willow Stitchery, and I loved the delightful little red-shoe clad birds dancing merrily atop the pie. I ordered the pattern, but before I could begin stitching, I found Romancing Red. My husband, Randy, was planning his retirement (we taught together in the same school district, but he is a bit younger than I and so he stayed in the classroom an extra year). I immediately thought that the rooster, whom I affectionately named Randy, was so jaunty and suave, much like my husband, and so I completed Randy Rooster for his retirement gift. Then I found Chicken A La Carte, and I had to stitch her as she was so like me, sailing along happily (like me in retirement). I display the two together on one wall, and I smile every time I see them. (Incidentally, we live in a restored 90 year old farmhouse which was once a chicken ranch, so the little fowl fellows lend themselves perfectly to my farmhouse/chicken decor.)

I returned to my original pattern and completed Blackbird Pie just last week. LOVE the little dancing blackbirds. My next project is Apple of my Eye, another Debi Hubbs pattern depicting two blackbirds sitting on a bowl of apples.


Debi’s whimsical, joyful renderings bring me such joy as I use my needle and thread to create my works of art. Thank you, Debi, for your wonderful designs.


Blessings. . .

Sharon Bishop’s Cross Stitch Work

Chicken A La Carte

Chicken A La Carte

Rooster Romancing Red

Rooster Romancing Red

Blackbird Pie

Blackbird Pie



Kristina’s Quilt

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Sewing Circle News

I just love how Kristina created this quilt from “The Swing”. Her fabric choices are really fun to see and made me wonder why I haven’t been painting any blue chickens. Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this cute quilt. Here is a bit about Kristina…

Kristina: …I am a 47 year old single mom with two boys. One is 4 and the large one is 16. by large I mean 6’3” tall! I just enjoy making quilts. I started because I wanted to make a present for someone. My first quilt was a lattice with roses. I made quilt Christmas stockings for family members and I just kept on creating! I draw and I paint and create wall murals as well so fabric is just another pallet for me to play with. I found your quilt just hunting for ideas for a very special woman I know who likes roosters. This was just too cute and fun. Thank you for the idea!

Kristina’s Quilt

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