Friday, July 11, 2014

*NEW* Housework is for the Birds!

Its true, isn’t it? That neverending duty of keeping our people-nests tidy can be so mind-numbing. As the old saying goes, “its for the birds!”.

But where does that old saying come from? The expression “for the birds“ is common enough to crop up in everyday conversation. “This soup is for the birds!” “The weather is for the birds!” “Politicians are for the birds!” This phrase is obviously negative in connotation, meaning objectionable or worthless. But why is it that bad things are for the birds anyway?

Poor birds.

Stitch Count: 160 x 75
Model stitched on DMC 28ct. Natural linen Which was coffee-stained before stitching, using floss from The Gentle Art: 0194 Moss, 0460 Grecian Gold, 0560 Nutmeg, 0892 Loganberry, 7041 Apple Cider, 7061 Caramel Corn, 7092 Otter Creek, 7097 Pecan Pie

Recommended Additional Materials:
1 small piece of cotton fabric for bird body
1 small piece of felted wool for bird wing

This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will be going out to my distributors and the shops on my automatic shipments list soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email:


Rita said...

Cute design!

I have no idea where "for the birds" came from but I agree...poor birds.

Eszter/SubRosa said...

What a beautiful design♥
Have a nice weekend!

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

I love it Beth!! Anything with birds I have to have to stitch!! Love that you added fabric and wool for the bird! :)

Anonymous said...

Very sweet, love the birds wings, very warm and charming touch!

Lynn said...

I love your fabric bird! This piece will challenge me since I have yet to applique anything.

Ronda said...


susiedele said...

I googled and found this...

Your new design is cute as a button.

Pam in IL said...

Lovely new design!

woollylottrugs said...

Love this Beth. Really love the cotton and wool fabrics on it. And it is sooooooooo true!!