Friday, December 2, 2011

Wrapping Up the Week

Design - "Jenny Bean: Harvest"
Designer - Shakespeare's Peddler
Fabric - 36 count Buttercream Lakeside linen
Fibers - Crescent Colors - Belle Soie - 1 strand over 2 threads 
Started - 29 November 2011
Completed - 1 December 2011

I'm glad you (Followers) talked me into stitching both of the Jenny Bean: Harvest designs.  I particularly like this one.  I did go out on a limb (for me anyway) and I redesigned the bottom story of the house to make it more symmetrical, and to my taste.

Thanks so much for all the positive comments on my December Blog Header.  I've really enjoyed putting together a thematic collage each month of 2011. 

I do have to apologise - I got trigger happy on Wednesday as I was drafting the Nature portion of this post, and it ended up on my blog for an hour or so before I caught my error.  So if when you look at these photos you think Deja Vu - It's all my fault.    

I caught this female Hairy Woodpecker as she grabbed a bit of peanut.  She pounded on the peanuts to break them into small chunks which she then could finesse out of the wire cage.

The mullein made a nice perch for this Oregon Junco.

I was able to zoom in and get the texture of the soft downy belly feathers. 

Everyday that I'm outside, I either hear and/or see a couple of Anna's Hummingbirds.  In fact I need to boil up another batch of sugar water and refill the feeders..


CalamityJr said...

I knew you'd like doing both designs! Well done. Thanks for the header info and lovely nature photos. I love visiting your blog!

Mouse said...

ooo that's stitching up fast :) love the birdie photos so clear too :) we have just got a few pigeons atm .. must start getting the feeders ready for when we start to get bad enough weather to feed them :) love mouse xxxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like your choice of fabric - it sets the design off nicely.

Carol said...

Symmetrical is good!! I like your house re-design very much, Beth :)

Interesting how innovative birds can be!

Penny said...

Love your version of Jenny Bean Harvest. :)
I LOVE your bird pictures! Even though the different varieties of Woodpeckers are my favorite, I love seeing the Hummingbirds too. The ones that we get disappear around the middle of September. :(

Siobhan said...

The house re-do looks great! What a cute design. I always love your bird photos. :)