Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Design - "Snow Joe"
Magazine - Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue 2000
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - 2 strands over 2 threads GAST & WDW
Started - 19 January 2015
Completed - 24 January 2015


I do enjoy watching the California Quail.

The males are such handsome fellows.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Something for Everyone

Design - "Snowman Two" - Be Jolly
Chart - Snowman Trilogy
Designer - Val's Stitchin Stuff
Fabric - 28 count Flax linen
Fibers - Crescent Colors and Wildflowers
Started - 17 January 2011
Completed - 22 January 2011

There've been some BIG birds around.  

Red-tailed Hawk

Turkey Vulture

And some little birds too -

...including Bushtits.

Upside down

Very acrobatic!

Dark-eyed Junco

Female Lesser Goldfinch

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday's Hummers


Light is everything!

This is the same bird as photographed above.

Male Anna's Hummingbird

The remainder of the photos are all female Anna's.

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday's Critters

It's been cold, so no chipmunks.  Here's an eastern gray squirrel.

And here's a highly-talented doe!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Christmas in January?

I know, Christmas is so last year, but the colors and style of this stitch are calling to me.  What do you think? 

On the woodpecker front, besides the Pileated activity, I've had two male Downy Woodpeckers on a daily basis.

Look how he is perched - his feet are almost at shoulder height.

The tail feathers provide a counter balancce. 

There's Nothing like suet!

I did see all three of the Acorn Woodpeckers recently, but no photos.
Flickers will have to do.

I've had as many as five, though three is more normal.

Most often two males and a female.

Here's looking at you!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Next Stitch

This is what I'm up to.  Now to get started! 


Lots and lots of Steller's Jays.

I have as many as 10-12 in the morning.

Look at all the layers of tail feathers.

And this guy - a Red-tailed Hawk has been around for two mornings now.