A bird in your Christmas tree brings good luck according to my mother-in-law. So I’m always adding to my collection of bird ornaments.
My latest designs are appliqued fabric birds made from discontinued decorator samples.
Then I cut my bird from the embroidered fabric–letting the stitches determine the tail feathers.
I cut a wing and appliqued it to the body.
Stitch around twice, then trim and stuff lightly. Close the opening with another around of applique stitching and your classy bird is ready to fly.
Happy Holidays! And lots of good luck in the New Year.