Thursday, October 3, 2013

Faith Finish

Design - "Faith 1708"
Designer - The Chartmakers
Fabric - 40 count R & R Autumn Gold linen
Fibers - WDW - 1 strand over 2 threads
Started - 24 September 2013
Completed - 28 September 2013

Another little stitch - very pleasing.  As you can see I changed the date to 2013.

The Turkey Vultures are gathering as they prepare to migrate south.  Tuesday afternoon I counted 12 of them soaring in the air.  I read that 'our' birds fly as far south as Venezuela and Ecuador.  The stories they could tell!

This Sharp-shinned Hawk looks as though it has but one leg.  I can assure you it has two.  I don't know why it was acting like a flamingo.

The Acorn Woodpeckers are becoming 'semi-regular' customers at my peanut feeders.  Can you see how he has grasp the peanut between his tongue and bill? 

They certainly have a 'bill that means business" - thick and sturdy.

And I'm pleased, after a very long respite, to see a male Hairy Woodpecker at the peanut feeder.

I've said before that I have a love / hate relationship with mullein. On the one hand it is a horribly aggressive self-seeder.  On the other hand, having some plants near my peanut feeders seems to create the perfect mini-ecosystem for my woodpeckers, and many other small birds like the Chickadees. 

13 comments:

Vickie said...

Chickadees are so cute to me! I just adore them.

Carol said...

I really love your owl themed header, Beth! Who knew there were so many owl stitching around?! And your Faith finish is so pretty with all the blue shades...

I think I would run screaming if I ran into a turkey vulture--not the prettiest bird on earth, is he :)

Ranae said...

Pretty finish!

Marcy said...

Chickadees are so adorable :) Your finish looks lovely!

cucki said...

Aww cute birds..sweet photos
Hugs x

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I do love this series of stitches! Love the bird pics too. I need to get a good bird feeder. I think Mia would enjoy the view as well.

Barb said...

Your Faith finish is lovely! Love all the bird pictures!

Pam in IL said...

I love seeing the chickadees too. Faith turned out great!

Melanie said...

Ooo, that hawk is quite the impressive fellow.

I really like the colors in this piece. It's not your typical blue and it works so nicely with the chocolate brown.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Kolejny mały ale jakże piękny obrazek. Pozdrawiam.

Elizabeth said...

Bird feeders bring me a particular kind of happiness - sometimes you're surprised by who decides to show up one day! Love your bird pictures and tales :)

Sally said...

Love your new header!

Faith is a beautiful finish.

Your bird photos are wonderful!

Maggee said...

Lovely finished project, as always! Love my birdie fix! Hugs!