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Friday, May 03, 2013

Crocheting Birds and a Friday Contest

My granddaughter Ana sent me a letter a few weeks ago. She is in the choir at her school, and they are selling subscriptions to magazines in order to raise money for a trip. While I was trying to make up my mind what to order, one title caught my eye; "Birds and Blooms." I seem to remember my mother used to subscribe to this magazine years ago, so I ordered it (along with another year of 'Southern Living') hoping it will give me some inspiration for a new set of doilies.
I have been really wanting to design more doilies featuring birds and flowers (with some butterflies thrown in  for good measure.) I will call the set 'Birds, Blossoms, and Butterflies' or "Flora and Fauna' or something like that.
It kind of surprised me when I went back through my patterns and realized how many doilies featuring birds I have already made:





But,  it is Friday, so how about a contest? I will give one person their choice of any PDF pattern on my site, bellacrochet.com. 

I will select the winner at random, and send out the patterns in the morning (Saturday.) I will post the name of the winner here, so be sure to check back in the morning to see if you won. 

Also, if you post anonymously, please be sure I have a way to identify you (at least give your first name or a nick name in your comment; I have no way of knowing who is posting.)
To enter, just leave a comment answering this question:
Do you have a favorite bird? If so, what is it?

This contest is now closed. 
Please check back next Friday for my weekly contest.

26 comments:

jonamc said...

It is so hard to choose "a" bird. I love chickadees for their sauciness, cardinals for their songs, orioles for their plumage, hummingbirds for their compulsiveness and mourning doves for their gentleness. If I have to pick just one, it would be the cardinal. We have them all over the place here and they sing and sing.

Dars said...

I love the cardinal

Pam S said...

I have 2 favorites, The American Bald Eagle and the teeny weeny little Hummingbirds. Hmmm, that reminds me, I need to refill the Hummingbird Feeder, LOL.

Have a wonderful day!

Julie Chase said...

I would say my favorite is a hummingbird. We have a hummingbird feeder by our porch and I love sitting there watching in amazement at how fast their wings flap.

Debsydoo said...

we do not get many pretty birds here in the UK, just the usual sparrow, starling, blue tit, robin and here by the sea lots of seagulls.

my favorite bird is the Robin but sadly do not see very many here on the east coast

Charlotte Huffman said...

I remember that magazine. Love your birds.

AbraKassSandra said...

I just love your doily patterns. So I must enter here.
My favorite bird is the kookaburra - as I love their laughing. I was so amazed by their laughing sound and seeing them as a 15 year old girl in Australia - they just kept in my mind.
I send lots of nice regards from Germany to you.
Sandra

CaraLouise said...

My favorite bird is my pet Lovey-Dovey, a ringnecked dove. He was an escaped or released pet who chose me by whom to be rescued and he has been an unending source of amusement for the past 4 years now. Among his wild cousins, my favorites are the tiny ones... the song sparrow, the chickadee, and the gold finch... oh gosh, I really just love them all....

Vikki Hooks said...

I love the one that doesn't poop on my car.

Maria said...

I especially like the canaries, but I do not have because I prefer to see the birds fly free, rather than in a cage.marid88

Debbie Kos said...

I love the hummingbirds! My husband sits outside on our deck and takes gorgeous pictures of them :)

Anonymous said...

I love the little red-throated finches that build a nest under our deck eaves. It's fun watching them flutter in and out as they go about their business. Janet

Anonymous said...

I like Cardinals (red birds). There is a pair that has been spending time in our back yard. You can hear them chirping all day.
Cynthia A.

more said...

My favorite bird is the robin.
After a long cold winter, seeing my
first robin in spring is thrilling. It is a sign that summer is closer!!!


have a great day
jena

Anonymous said...

The hummingbird is my favorite, but I also like cardinals, robins, swans, and white doves. Thanks, Susan N.

Deborah Hamilton said...

My favorite is the mockingbird. I just love to listen to them sing.

Wildflower said...

My favorite bird is a rose breasted grosbeak.

Danette said...

I love your doilies!
Your birds are just lovely! And butterflies would be so wonderful :)))
I am a bird lover. I have 3 pet birds. One parakeet, one cockateil and one dove.
Doves are my favorite bird.
I would love to be entered in your contest.
Thanks,
Danette

Typstatting said...

I love the little Blue Wrens they are so cute and have a lovely voice!

Anonymous said...

My favourite bird is the Rainbow Lorikeet. I just love the vibrant colours in these gorgeous birds. Kaylene

Sherri said...

the hummingbird is one of my favorites which include Love birds. Very sweet birds.
Im with Vikki I do love the ones that bypass pooping on my car.
Sherri,
Crochetr@aol.com

Karen said...

I like all birds, but the two I like the most are the peacock and the cockatoo. I don't have a peacock but I do have a moluccan cockatoo, she is a very beautiful salmon crest bird.

Debbie M said...

I love cardinals

Gina Foster said...

My favorite bird is the white peacock. Very pretty!

Gina Foster
MRSGLFOSTER@AOL.COM

Sheryl Hendricks said...

I saw a picture the other day of a beautiful little bird that looked as if it was actually wearing a crown on it's head of feathers. I have no idea what it was but it was gorgeous. I am also a fan of peacocks, especially white peacocks.

Starnovr21 said...

Owls and peacocks