Monday, January 26, 2015

Snowman on a 64° Day

Design - "Snow Joe"
Magazine - Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue 2000
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - 2 strands over 2 threads GAST & WDW
Started - 19 January 2015
Completed - 24 January 2015

It seems crazy to have been stitching a snowman during weather than resembled April rather than January.  We broke a record from back in 1935 on Saturday, with a high temperature of 68°!

I am casting blame on the warm weather...

..for the early return of these guys!
On Sunday two Band-tailed Pigeons showed up - a good 2 1/2 weeks earlier than they did last year.

And speaking of records...
I counted a record 32 Pine Siskins in the top of this Big Leaf Maple.

The Towhees...

...and the Golden-crowned Sparrows battle with the chipmunks for the sunflower seeds that I place on the woodpile near the Big Bird Feeder.

Apologies for the blurry photo, but I was so pleased to see a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the backyard.

Blue on blue.
A Scrub Jay and a blue January sky.

10 comments:

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

We have been experiencing warmer weather than usual; and it has been nice to put seed out for the birds and squirrels and enjoy their visits. Your snowman looks very happy!

Margaret said...

You're torturing me. 64 degrees? We are going to have a blizzard. Sigh. With tons of snow. Double sigh. Nice birds. Nice weather.

Vickie said...

I am feeling a bit like Margaret. It is currently 16º. But I am glad for you!!

Debbie said...

Snow Joe looks awesome! You have been busy. Love your bird photos and always the cats as shown on your previous post.

Melody said...

You are making us envious with your warm temperatures! It's snowing outside now, but we have been lucky to be hovering around 30 the last several days.

Melissa said...

It is so strange that our weather is so warm while it's freezing in many other areas! Not complaining though. The birds here are happy too I'm sure!

Mouse said...

we were only saying how warm it was at the moment ... and there were daffodils out in flower down by the next village to where I work ....
love mouse xxxx

Justine said...

Love your Snowman! The weather seems very strange at the moment.

Carol said...

I'm sitting here shivering in 25° weather, Beth, so yours sounds wonderful!! The snowman is darling--obviously the heat wave doesn't bother him in the least :)

Maggee said...

Lovin Snowman Joe! He is too cute! Congrats on the red-Breasted Nuthatch! I have a mystery bird on the blog today. Hope someone can ID it! Hint Hint!