Blackbirds land and stand

We’ve had a lovely day today. We took the boys to Godstone Farm and saw all the farm animals, ate ice creams in the sun and had a tractor ride. Perfect.

Blackbirds CushionI’ve recently finished this cushion. I used some vintage linen and a piece of tweed for the blackbird. My son, Joe did his very best handwriting for me to embroider over. Blackbirds really do land and then stand… watch them and you’ll see. However, I didn’t coin the phrase; the brilliant, poetic author Niall Williams did.




6 Responses to “Blackbirds land and stand”

  1. Tony Ottley Says:
    April 17th, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely cushion, it is so cute!

  2. julie Says:
    April 18th, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful cushion – love the way you’ve immortalised your son’s writing – will make a wonderful heirloom.

  3. blackbird Says:
    April 25th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Of course I love it…

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