My dear childhood friend Charlene cross stitched the birds and put them into frames. I'm guessing 20 years ago. (I have always had a fetish for birds) Over the years my tastes have changed and I did not know what to do with the birdies. Knowing that Charlene made them I knew they would be with me for life as anything home made and heart felt should. Right? So I made them the center piece of each pillow and they seem to be very happy with their new home. The blue gray quilt seems to be happy too. I know I am. Thanks Char!