Thursday, March 12, 2015

Finally a Finish

Design - "For Keeps"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - WDW, DMC, & Crescent Colors - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 February 2015
Completed - 10 March 2015 

Not a big or complex design, but for one reason or another, it took me a while to find the time and have the oomph to stitch.

This past week seems to have been Big Bird Week.

I'm not good with hawk identification, but this is a large hawk.

Another of my Big Birds - the Band-tailed Pigeons.
They've gone from lurking in the trees... lighting atop the birdfeeders... 

...before 'banding together' to feed on the ground. 

The Turkey Vultures have been around for a month now.

They do not like cold mornings and roost in the Acorn Woodpeckers' tree until the air and their body temperature warms up.

I guess Mourning Doves aren't Big Birds really, unless you compare them to the Chickadees and Juncos.  So I am including them! Do you think this is a courting pair?  It is possible.

And congratulations to everyone who figured out that it was the woodpecker on the Cricket Collection chart that caught my eye!  Is there a better drummer than a woodpecker?


Justine said...

Lovely finish Beth. That hawk is striking. So handsome.

Margaret said...

Great finish! I hope those big birds aren't chasing away the little ones.....

Barb said...

Love your finish and I love all your bird photos (well, I actually I love all your "critter" pictures - thanks for sharing those with us, too.). That turkey vulture is quite amazing, isn't it?

I had to look at a bigger picture of "On the Seventh Day of Christmas" but as soon as I saw the woodpecker I thought, "ah, this has to be the reason." Looking forward to seeing it stitched up by you. Enjoy!

Vickie said...

What a sweet stitch Beth.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I think the mourning doves are definitely a courting couple. When the collared doves visit us they always come as a pair.

Barb said...

You really have some very big birds!! I think it was probably the heart that took some time. Designs like that can be deceptive. I am working on a small one that has a house and it seems to be taking forever.

Carol said...

What a cute finish--and a cute pair of mourning doves! They are one of my favorite birds :)

Melanie said...

I love doves. (Which are basically pigeons, I know.) I love the little noises they make to one another.