Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Design - "Pheasants" (an 'extra' card design for books 71 & 72)
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count mystery fabric
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 19 May 2016
Finished - 22 May 2016


After hearing them in the forest for most of the month of May...


A small group of Evening Grosbeaks briefly came to the feeders on Saturday.

First off...

This handsome guy!

Look at the bill! It's mean for some serious seed cracking!

And look again!  A female!

Can't get enough of him. 


And a second female - so a group of three.
Is this a one-off? Or will there be repeat visits?
Stay tuned.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Goldfinches and More


Design - "Goldfinch"
Chart - "Prairie Birds"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Ocean Kiss Wichlet linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 11 August 2017
Completed - 13 August 2017

Male American Goldfinch


A small flock

A bit closer

Another iconic May bird.

American Robin

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday's Hummers

Just one bird

But he's a bright boy

A male Anna's

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday's Critters

Here we go!

Barry's antlers are growing!

Last Sunday morning we had a bear stroll through the backyard.

I was outside watching birds and the deer in the backyard.

They went on high alert so I knew something was worth paying attention to.


This is about a 3/4 sized bear.

For all that it is extremely well-fed and has a lot of heft to it.

It moved on to the front of the house and then down the driveway.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Woodpeckers Part Two

Design - "March Blows"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 28 count Country French Cafe Mocha linen
Floss - WDW and GAST 
Started - 10 July 2010
Completed - 11 July 2010

So these photos are all about Flickers.

A female contentedly eating suet.

No she's perched on a tree branch.

Her orange tail feathers are prominently.  Why it's called a Red-shafted Flicker I do not understand.
This is orange, NOT red!

And now a male flies in and fans out his tail feathers.

"Look at me!", he says.

I'm not sure she's impressed.

He is handsome though.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Woodpeckers Part One

Design - "Rosie Life" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 25 count Dublin Flax linen
Started - 3 September 2005
Completed - 5 September 2005 

From little to larger.

A male Downy Woodpecker

And here's another one.


All ruffled up!

Neat and tidy once again.

And for size comparison, here's a male Hairy Woodpecker.

Lots of tongue action.

A bill that means business.

And a male Acorn Woodpecker came by again.

Where are the other members of your group buddy?

A lovely bird.

Keep popping in please.