Friday, November 15, 2013

Here It Is!

Another beauty!
As a May baby, I've always been partial to lilies of the valley.

Design - "May's Lily"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Fabric - 32 count Lambwool linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 27 October 2013
Completed -12 November 2013 

I haven't had any luck enticing my sapsuckers to the peanut or suet feeders.In fact, they've been pretty rare birds as of late.  So I was pleased to see one working away a couple of days ago. They have such
pretty read heads.

As dusk gathered force the other evening, so did the Robins.  I counted 20 on the back lawn and a couple of dozen more in the trees nearby.

It's Bath Time
This Song Sparrow splished and splashed away.

She had the fountain all to herself.

I enjoy watching the birds in the water.

She was quite vigorous!

You can see water droplets on her side and tail feathers.

Clean and shiny! 

15 comments:

Vickie said...

Very nice finish Beth. Love the little birdies tucked up in the border. =)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the stitching!! Adorable!! Birds are lovely - you always take such nice pictures!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done, congratulations!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I am enjoying seeing this series of designs develop. The birds are fun to watch when bathing, the most vigorous bathers we have are the blackbirds.

Margaret said...

Love your May finish -- gorgeous! I love lilies of the valley. Great pics of the bath too. So cute!

Wendy S. said...

Your stitching is beautiful and I love the wildlife pics you post! =)

Barb said...

Your stitching is so pretty. I'm a May baby too and love lily of the valley. I finally planted some two springs ago.

Pam in IL said...

Lovely stitching! My mother-in-law gave me some Lily of the Valley because she said they were "growing like weeds and taking over her garden". I love how they have spread in my garden.

Susan said...

Very cute finish. We had lily of the valley in New Hampshire, their blooming was a sure sign of spring and the smell was heavenly.

Carol said...

Such a beautiful finish, Beth--I really love the way she designs her borders in this series!

Catherine said...

Such pretty stitches!! Love the bird~bath action shots!

Chris said...

Very pretty finish!

Maggee said...

That May is a nice one too! She has designed a great series! And you have been stitching a great series! Love the pics of the bird bath... such a great camera! Hugs!

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish. Love the bird bathing.

Melanie said...

Another one done! You could frame them all individually and have a special wall for them for all year. I'm assuming you want to do something with them though. Sometimes it's all about the stitching, I know. It's a really nice set of designs.