Thursday, January 12, 2012

Signs of Winter

Design - "Flip-it January"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Country French Cafe Mocha linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 8 January 2012
Completed - 11 January 2012

What a fun little piece.  I'm especially pleased with it as it has my three favorite Winter motifs: a cardinal, a mitten, and a snowman.

And speaking of Winter...

I was very pleased to have a Winter visitor return.  This charming little bird is a Yellow Rumped Warbler. 

The ornithological websites say that he should be here year-round, but for the past two years now, I've only spotted him in the Winter.  A bit of yellow on the throat, the breast, under the wings, and on the tail faethers keep him from being nondescript.  

The cold weather brought out the woodpeckers - A Red Breasted Sap Sucker.

And a Hairy Woodpecker.  


Ann at Beadlework. said...

You have such a lovely mix of birds visiting your garden.

Nicola said...

I would love to see a woodpecker only ever heard one.

Penny said...

A snowman and a cardinal - two of my favorites on one piece!
Love the Yellow Rumped Warbler. :)

Siobhán said...

Lovely finish--I love that cardinal! Great bird photos!

dixiesamplar said...

Great finish...looks like a fun stitch. And your birds are lovely...can't wait for my hummers to return to the backyard feeders!

Nancy said...

Great finish! Love the bird pictures!

Angela said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks great ;)

Pat said...

Great finish. Love all the birds. I have never seen a Yellow Rumped Warbler.