Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Stitching Continues...The Bird Tree

Okay here's the deal.  I learned that Theresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler had some 'extras' of a Williamsburg retreat limited edition kit.  Well, the minute I saw a photo of it, I had to have it.  It arrived today, and off we go!  Perfect for stitching on Christmas Eve.

My mother has had a 'Bird Themed Tree' for many years now.
It began life as a small table-top tree, but morphed into a 7 foot tree as her collection of ornaments grew apace.

She has a penguin, ducks, swallows, geese, a hummingbird, a pheasant, jays, a bald eagle, a heron, owls, partridges (of course!), cardinals, pelicans, parrots, and even toucans. She even has a bat ornament she hangs on the tree.

And this is our our large tree.  The last couple of years I've decorated it with Santas and Snowmen.  Mostly Hallmark ornaments, with a few others tossed in for good measure.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that a number of these ornaments also featured birds.  No wonder our cats like to sleep on the tree skirts!


Chris said...

Beautiful tree Beth and I love the new start.
Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Oh, your tree is fabulous, Beth--have fun stitching on the new piece tonight :)

Merry Christmas!

Ranae said...

Lovely design and pretty tree
Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

CalamityJr said...

I ordered Wassailing, too! I want to hang it with Christmas Tea (which I haven't even gotten yet, but that's the plan. Unfortunately, my stitching plans are somewhat like my eyes being bigger than my tummy, haha). Your trees are beautiful; I especially love all the birds on your Mom's. May the two of you and your extended family have a blessed Christmas.

Natasha said...

Oh I love the Bird tree!! My mother had three birds that clipped onto the tree, they were her mothers. Every year my mom delicatly placed them on the tree for 30+ years when my mom passed away in "04 me and my two brothers each got a bird, but in the process of repaking them I broke mine :( I have found others birds but they all look to new LOL

Thanks for sharing your photos :)

blue star stitcher said...

oh so pretty, I love themed trees