Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fittingly We Feature Eggs and Birds

Design - "Little Eggs" (kit)
Designer - Shepherd's Bush
Fabric - unknown 32 count linen
Fibers - unknown silks - 1 strand over 2 threads
Satin stitch - 2 strands
Started - 16 April 2014
Completed - 28 April 2014

Here are Five Eggs for your enjoyment!
I finished this stitch up yesterday morning and I decided to go with the cleaner look - minus the sentiment. I do like the muted pastel color pallet and the satin stitch border.

And here are a gazillion geese.

Once again my morning included the faint honking of dozens and dozens of geese flying high overhead. 

And here's someone I don't often see - another vocal bird - a Crow.

The Violet-Green Swallows continue to shop for housing.  I don't think that any of the couple have settled yet - they are still all involved in fierce bidding wars.  

The Goldfinches are now omnipresent at the feeders.  

This bird - now it is a bit of a puzzle.
I'm not seeing anything in my bird books that is a clear match.
Is it just a variation of a female Lesser Goldfinch? 

I think if I had but one photo each day, I'd chose to feature my California Quail.

Speaking of vocal birds!
This male Pileated Woodpecker hollered yelled called out so loudly and strongly that I knew he had to be close at hand.  

As it turned out he was in a snag behind the shop so it took me a bit to find him.  He didn't stay very long and left as I attempted to move in closer.
By the way pileated means that the bird has a crest on the pileum which is the top of the head from the beak to the nape.  

12 comments:

Vickie said...

Love your basket! So sweet and the colors are beautiful.

cucki said...

Beautiful x

krayolakris said...

Love your basket! And is it my imagination or are the geese writing a message in script?

Margaret said...

I do love those quail. They are so pretty! Love the woodpecker too --and the goldfinches! Congrats on the finish -- love it!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Great photos Beth, I can hear them honking.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the stitching front :)
lovely to see the birds and thanks for the info on mine too :) love mouse xxxxx

Wanda said...

Wow Beth, I am so impressed with the amazing pictures you are able to capture of so many kinds of birds! Love your Easter basket!

Chris said...

Lovely eggs,flocks and loud woodpeckers!!

Melissa said...

I love the basket with the 5 eggs - perfect!

Andrea said...

Your SB piece is beautiful. Love the quail photo with its topnotch.

Catherine said...

Love all your pics ~ but I have to admit! the quail was my favorite on this day!

Maggee said...

gotta go check out what the pileated woodpecker sounds like... I recognize some of the birds, by the pictures now. But if I depended on hearing them... not so much! I would love to see the Violet-Green sparrows! They are quite unusual. Hugs!