Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mom's Stitching

Design - "Acorns & Pines"
Designer - Little House Needleworks
Fabric - 14 count Ivory Aida
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands 
Started - 2014
Completed - 30 July 2014

Today I'm feature a stitch that my Mom finished working on yesterday. 
Way to go Mom!

This is what it looks like as Cat Meal Time approaches.  We gather and we pace about and we talk!

While the bunnies are pretty quiet, the quail do talk at meal times! 

They also talk as they march along.

I wonder how far these little ones walk in a day.

After breakfast it is time to groom and doze in the early morning sunlight.

They're still here!  Strictly speaking I've not seen a guy in a couple of days now, but there is a female Evening Grosbeak still coming to the feeders.

Can you tell Courting Time is over for the American Goldfinches?  They guys are starting to look dirty or smudgy. 

I never know what garden art might provide a good resting spot.  This Junco likes one of my dragonfly plant stakes.

The Acorn Woodpeckers eat peanuts and acorns and other 'hard' foods.  And as they do not have teeth, they 'eat' gravel bits which are used in their gizzard to help break up the food and make it easier to digest. 

I sat on the Front Porch and watched the Acorns. 

They did not appreciate me being so close to the peanut feeder and let me know how they felt! 

But finally they decided to ignore me and grab a peanut or two. 
Dinner - it's what to eat!

One year ago today Mom and I headed north to Carlisle


cucki said...

beautiful stitches and lovely birds x

Jennifer said...

Such lovely bird photos. Mine are always blurry and unrecognizable! Love that group of sweet cats. They seem so well-mannered compared to my bunch!

Barb said...

Your Mom's work is just lovely. It reminds me of the coming fall! Great bird photos as usual. I especially have enjoyed the baby quails.

Carol said...

Your mom's finish is so cute--I need to stitch that one for the fall...

I've often wondered about baby birds steps, too, Beth. And even our fully grown ducks would waddle all the way from the pond to the birdfeeder to get the fallen seeds when flying would have made so much more sense :)

Always enjoy your bird and kitty photos! They are the best!

Vickie said...

Very nice work your mother has done.
I love, love quail posts. :)
Mabel, if she is very, very hungry will "talk" to Emerson, who is in charge of feeding the dogs. She will chase him down too. ;) Bothers him if he is in the bathroom. She scratches at the door til he comes out.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done to your mum for the stitching. I love seeing the cats gather for their food. The second last photo in this post is very appealing with the beautiful blue sky and the red cap of feathers showing up against it.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A sweet finish from your Mama...and your kitty feeding time looks and must sound like mine! HA!

Margaret said...

Great finish by your mom! Love the pic of the quail and rabbits together -- so cute! Love all the birdies!

Maggee said...

Congrats to Mom for the finish! That is in my stash, languishing... I have heard about critters that eat gravel and such to help facilitate digestion... was probably from you, another year! Ha! Love all your pictures, as always!

Melanie said...

Very nice, Mom! :)

Shebafudge said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many different birds visit you Beth. You get some fab photos of them all.

I love your mum's stitching too. Great design. xx