Monday, September 29, 2014

Grey Tabby and Grey Morning

Design - "Primitive Cat"
Chart - "Barn Cats"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 28 count natural Norden linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - September 2014
Completed 28 September 2014

I made a few changes as I stitched. I changed the color of the mouse from rust to light grey.  I added whiskers.  And I tweaked the pattern on the rug so that it filled the entire background in an even fashion.

We continue to have geese flying overhead in the early morning.

This group was rather disorganized and became an "I" rather than a "V".

But as it was a cold foggy morning, who can blame them for formation issues.

I can state with conviction that the Acorn Woodpeckers are totally at ease with my new feeder system. 

They work at the feeders on and off all day long.

Here's a female.

Originally I just had one peanut feeder.

Now that I have two peanut feeders I am wondering if I'll ever get more than two birds at a time.

The Scrub Jays and Steller's Jays have also given the feeder system their approval.


Brigitte said...

Your PS cat is looking great. And I love the picture with the two woodpeckers, each on their own feeder.

Mary said...

Great photo of two woodpeckers on the two feeders..makes you wonder sharing? How about three must spend a small fortune on seed and peanuts. I have two feeders I go through so many 50 lb bags of sunflower seed year. Not to mention the small feeder where I use no waste seed. The can eat a LOT of seed and then yell when the feeders are empty......

Melody said...

I like your primitive cat piece! What great bird shots!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I thought of you this morning when I was driving to work Beth. I saw a flock of geese flying over - I couldn't really follow them as I had to keep my eyes on the road but I did my best as I so love to see them.

Melissa said...

What a cute finish!

cucki said...

Such a sweet finish x

Pam in IL said...

Primitive Cat looks great. I love the expression on his face!

Barb said...

The PS cat is so cute. I like the changes you made. Glad the acorns are enjoying the feeder!

Carol said...

Such a cute finish, Beth--the kitty looks like he can hardly wait to dig into the mouse he caught :) And what gorgeous woodpeckers--glad they like your new system!

Margaret said...

Love the stitched kitty! I'm happy that the woodpeckers and others approve of your new feeder system. Very important that they do!