Monday, July 28, 2014

Deer Deer Monday

Design - "Uncle Sam"
Chart - "Seasonal Mementos III"
Designer - Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin
Fabric - 32 count Sandstone linen
Fibers - GAST & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 24July 2014
Completed - 27 July 2014

I changed GAST "Mulberry" to "Cranberry" as I found the original color far too orange/brown for my tastes. 

On my walk earlier last week, I startled a group of five deer including a doe with twin fawns.

A curious young buck held ground for a moment to give me a once over.

Then he too dashed off.  When I headed up the driveway the doe and bedded down in a meadow with the twins and I startled them all over again. My sister said that young family was bedded down in our backyard Thursday night.

We have three young bucks at the moment. 

They are all in velvet.

The dandelions are very popular with the deer and the bunnies.

This doe seems to find something or someone amusing! 

Here's the third buck with just the littlest of nubbins!

After getting this post ready for publication Sunday afternoon, look who showed up Sunday evening!

Yep, the doe and the twins.
What's the one fawn looking at you ask?

Quail - very curious about the quail.

The twins are pretty good-sized. 

The spots have faded a bit, but they are still adorable.

Time for an afternoon nap!  Sounds like a good plan to me!

One year ago today Mom and I visited the Courtauld Gallery.


Vickie said...

What a cute stitch!
Love this post. You are so fortunate to have them so close to watch. I know your garden suffers, but they are fascinating.

Maggee said...

I definitely prefer Cranberry also... more of the red base! Cute deer photos... they definitely look velvet-y! Probably not as soft as the velvet we know, but 'appears' to be soft. Hugs!

Bianca said...

What a cute little stitch. The red you chose looks great. Those twins are precious!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

We have a mama deer and twin fawns in our neighborhood :) We are surrounded by woods and have a lot of deer that visit the yards :)

Mouse said...

awwww they are adorable and the spots are almost the same ... cute wee stitch too ... and nap sounds like a good idea to me too ... night night love mouse xxxxx

Angela P said...

Such a sweet finish!

Margaret said...

Fantastic! We get lots of deer around here too, but I don't think we've ever had any fawns. They are so cute! Love your stitchy finish too!

Carol said...

Oh, that is such a darling patriotic finish. I just love Mary Garry designs! I like your color change, too, Beth...

We only had one fawn here this year and I haven't seen it in a while. I'm beginning to worry!

Melissa said...

Love that Mary Garry finish. Her designs are so distinctive!

Lotsa deer! Do they eat a lot of your sister's veggie garden?