Monday, September 06, 2010

Tuesday treasure

I am trying my hardest to be here each Tuesday for Clare's Craftroom Tuesday Treasures.
Today my little treasure is this kookaburra that belonged to my Dad. I don't know how old it is but has been around for as long as I can remember. I actually saved this little treasure from being thrown away a long long time ago. Dad tells me that at one stage the beek was broken of and that he used his spit to glue it back on and it is still there to this day. Now can you believe that???
Oops the photo is sideways. Finished the binding so another quilt finished. I am slowly getting through them but often get diverted to do other things I find along the way.

Like this cute owl family. At my patchwork group over the past few Tuesday evenings some members have been bringing in their owls either handmade or purchased so I wanted to join in on the fun. This was a Japanese pattern I found on the net after googling fabric owls.

10 comments:

Janice said...

What a great little kookaburra. I'm glad you were able to save him. Your new quilt looks fantastic and your little owls are super cute.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh I just love that kookaburra !
He's gorgeous . Thanks for showing us and playing along .

Melody said...

I just love your kookaburra. I've got one which is similar - I might show it one Tuesday myself. Congratulations on the finishes. Lovely quilt and the owls are very very cute.

BubzRugz said...

Your kookaburra is lovely - a piece of wonderful australian art (I especially love the way your dad fixed it!!) The quilt has come out so nicely.... and the owls are so sweet - I have them on my 'wish list to do" ...
Hugz
Fiona

Sue said...

Your Kookaburra is gorgeous. I remember ornies like that from my childhood. Yes, I'm that old!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your kookaburra, and what a wonderful treasure....your quiltis gorgeous...and how cute are your little owls...

teresa said...

Your kookaburra is just lovely, so glad you saved it from being thrown out! Love the story about the spit glue ha ha... Your quilt is also lovely and I am going to try and find that link for the owls.. They are so cute, I just have to make some!!!

Allie said...

I love your little kookaburra! I used to sing the kookaburra song all the time as a child, and still remember the words and tune. Your quilt is just lovely and I adore your little owls!

Robyn said...

What a lovely kookaburra. The quilt looks great and I really need to find the owl pattern as I Looooovvvveee owls :).

Sheila said...

Your kookaburra is indeed a treasure and nice that you saved it from the trash .Your quilt is lovely and I like what you did with your tee shirts as well .