Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I'm Late

Design - "Sweet Exemplary"
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 28 count Bittersweet Lakeside linen
Fibers - GAST Simply Shaker "Pomegranate"
1 thread over 2 strands
Started - 2 February 2012
Completed - 3 February 2012

I am late with today's post.  Trying to get ready for a short trip up to Seattle for the NW Flower and Garden Show. It is the 2nd largest show after Philadelphia and has some amazing display gardens.  I'll share photos next week when I'm back home. 

I did participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

I had a couple of usual for me birds including a Golden-crowned Kinglet and this blurry Red-winged Blackbird.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Red Letter Day

Red stitching and birds today.  I am working on the snowman's wine colored sweater...

While out in the natural world. 

There's lots of red...

including a Red-breasted Sapsucker.

The Acorn Woodpeckers have bright red caps. 

All three birds have been active.  Here are two...

...and the third bird.

All three together.

Both males came to the backyard to eat.

Number #1

Number #2

Male Flicker with bright red cheeks.

And a female Flicker.

She wanted suet...

...but had to wait her turn.

She's ready to eat!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday's Hummers

Here's one of my male Anna's.

The first sighting of a migrating male Rufous was reported on the Oregon Coast a couple of days ago.  I do not expect to see them until mid-March. 

I have two female Anna's - I saw them together recently.

Everyone seems to be fairing well - the cold weather notwithstanding.

Enjoy the quiet before the feisty Rufous hummers arrive!  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday's Critters

Just chipmunks....

...and bunnies today.

A couple of bunnies now hang out in the area where I feed the quail.

They are wary, but wait for me without  moving into the under brush.

The chippers do the same.

They also continue to utilize the woodpile.

And pose for me.

Yet another hangs out under the front feeders.

And I spied a vole too.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday's Feathered Friends

Design - "2004 Collector's Heart" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Dirty Belfast linen
Started - 2 February 2010
Completed - 5 February 2010

Enjoyed the Rhodes stitches and Smyrna crosses.
Nuthatch GBBC Poster
It's time for the world-wide Great Backyard Bird Count!  It takes place February 15th-18th.  It only requires 15 minutes of your time.  You can learn more here.
Who will I be counting?

Several Chestnut-backed Chickadees stopped by. 

And California Quail.

Lots of quail!

See what I mean? Over 50 birds!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Valentine's Day Favorite

Design - "Love Your Hearts"
Designer - DMC
Fabric - 32 count white linen
Started - 29 April 2009
Completed - 3 May 2009
Uses DMC variegated floss

Framed - October 2014

This is one of my favorite finished stitches.