Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey on an Egg, Woodpecker at the Feeder

Design - "Turkey on an Egg" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 28 count Flax linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 8 November 2012
Completed - 11 November 2012

Bent Creek published several 'bird on an egg' designs.  I've stitched "Chick on an Egg", and now "Turkey on an Egg".

This weekend saw some of the Woodpecker family return to the feeders.
I had a male Northern Flicker working away at my suet block.  I like this view as you can admire the bird's bright orange tail feathers.  It looks like I should put out a new block of suet as soon as the rain stops.

I was really pleased to see a male Hairy Woodpecker eating at the peanut feeder. 

I had a female come by on and off this Summer, but I'd not seen a male for quite some time.

He was pretty tenacious and was rewarded...

...with several bites of peanut!

Meanwhile, in the backyard, the Goldfinches have all disappeared and now I am awash in Pine Siskins!

Someone ask to see a photo of the Ali-Baba Fountain.  Here it is.  The fountain is about 2.5 feet tall.  The black plastic holds the water which is recirculated.  If the fountain were in a flowerbed, the black plastic container could be hidden underground for a much more pleasing appearance.  


cucki said...

Such a sweet finish and lovely bird..
Big hugs x

Kathy Ellen said...

Love the 'Turkey on An Egg'! Great photos of Mr. Woodpecker at the bird feeder!

Blessings for a beautiful day!

pam said...

Really cute BC design. Great woodpecker photos

stitchinrose said...

thank you so much for the pictures, especially the fountain. Never seen one like that in my neck of the woods, but will keep an eye out for it. Great pictures of the woodpeckers, I never can get close to the ones where I live.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The flicker is still one of my favourites, such lovely markings and colour.

Pam in IL said...

What an adorable turkey finish!

Your birds are sure active at your feeders. Where do your Goldfinches go? We have them all year here, but they lose their bright yellow in the winter.

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish.
And the bird pictures are great too. Love especially the Northern Flicker. How adorable.

Nicola said...

I could spend hours in your garden with my camera. You have the most amazing birds and wildlife.

Carol said...

Such a cute turkey finish, Beth--haven't seen that one before!! And I love the Flicker--sure wish we had them around her...

Melanie said...

Cute finish!
I've never seen that pattern before either. Adorable!


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