Friday, February 21, 2014

The Judges Have Submitted Their Scores

Design - "I Love You"
Chart - "Chocolate Stick Valentines"
Designer - Fanci That
Fabric - 28 count Milk Chocolate linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 February 2014
Completed - 19 February 2014

Apparently this sheep is one who never got her tail docked!  

Synchronized Sleeping
The Final Results

The judges have submitted their scores and it is a tie! 

Both the Synchronized Sleeping teams have been awarded gold metals!

In further good news, I escorted Johnson and Charlie to their Forever Home yesterday morning.  When I left, the girls were busy exploring their new digs.  They will be very well cared for and greatly loved.  

I got this photo last night.  As you can see the cats have made themselves at home! I am so happy for them and their new owners!  An Olympic-sized win for everyone!

So who is dining at my newest bird feeder?
I've not been home much to see lately...

But I have observed Black-capped Chickadees and Chestnut Backed Chickadees. 

I saw a Steller's Jay use the feeder and this Towhee as well.

In many of the northern states, the return of Robins is a sign of the approaching Spring. As I've mentioned before, we have Robins all year.
So what signals the change of seasons here?

Why the return of the Turkey Vultures of course! 

You can keep your American Cliff Swallows San Capistrano!
They've got nothin' on my big old birds! 


Vickie said...

Ack! Turkey vultures are NOT pretty!
I am so very, very happy for the girls. Good job helping out Beth. =)

Mary said...

So very glad the girls have a new home together. It must have been difficult on them to lose their owner. But they live in the moment so now can begin a new life with an obvious lovely owner .

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's wonderful how relaxed they look in such a short space of time. Did your aunt take them after all? You'll feel so much better knowing they have found a new home where they can be loved and cared for.

Barb said...

Welcome to the Turkey Vultures!!!!!

Margaret said...

Yikes! Turkey vultures? lol! I'm so happy that Charlie and Johnson have a happy new forever home. That's such good news! I'm glad also that it was a tie -- both cat couples did a great job! :D Love your sheepie -- so cute! Love seeing the birds too, of course!

Maggee said...

So glad you found the kitties a forever home, and that they have already acclimated to it well! Yay!
Super cute little sheep project! Our temps went up to 78, then crashed and rained with thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes! Is it Spring now? I don't think so...not here...

Sherry said...

Love the birds coming back. We have Robins year round also. I have not noticed whether the Turkey vultures leave or not but I will be more observant now.

Chris said...

So glad that the cats have a new home. They look very happy.
Sweet stitched finish, I love the hearts on the sheep.

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the sheep. So cute. And good for you finding homes for those Olympic furballs.

Sue said...

I love to see your stitching but I wish the charts were still available. Love the Fanci That Chocolate Stick Valentines:)

Pam in IL said...

Another cute finish! Such good news that the sisters are moved into their new forever home.

I've been hearing robins around here, but haven't seen them yet. Three different friends said they saw flocks of robins last weekend.

Wanda said...

Fabulous synchronized sleeping photos! It's funny how often that happens. I am so happy the cats were able to be together. The chestnut backed chickadee is so cute. What a great sheep!

Catherine said...

Yay!! So glad they found homes! I've been enjoying your bird count too!