Monday, August 3, 2015

August Blog Header Revealed

Garden Grumbles & Cross Stitch Fumbles August 2015 Blog Header

The designers, charts, and design names are listed below in horizontal rows.
Shepherd's Bush design "The Promise" is so long that it is scanned in 2 pieces. 

Row #1: Sisters & Best Friends, "Two by Two"; Shepherd's Bush, "The Promise" Part 1; Designs by Charlotte, "Folk Art Favorites" - "Noah's Ark"; The Cricket Collection, "A Well-Dressed Man" - "Noah's Mitten"Sally Ann Cox, "Brother Noah Built the Ark" - Leisure Arts "Contest Collection". The Cricket Collection, "Noah's Umbrella Clause" (freebie). 

Row #2: Kandace Thomas, "Noah's Sampler" - Leisure Arts "A Sampling of Tradition"; Better Homes and Garden, "Prize Winning Mini Samplers" - "Noah's Colonial Ark".

Row #3: The Cricket Collection, "Noah's Ark";  Barrick Sampler, "A Weeping and a Blessing"; The Artist's Collection, "Heartstrings - Noah and Company - The Ark"; Shepherd's Bush, "The Promise" - Part 2

Row #4: Jane Chandler, "And Noah Opened the Window" - Leisure Arts "Noah and Friends".

Design - "Quilter's Ark" 
Chart - "A Little More Seasoning" #111
Designer - The Cricket Collection
Fabric - 25 count Driftwood Dublin linen 
Fibers - DMC
Started - 20 August 1995
Completed - 4 September 1995
Framed - August 2011 

I left this one out of the collage for some reason!

I noticed that I haven't stitched anything Noahish since 2012, so I think that is going to be my Stitching Theme for August.

Many of my woodpeckers have been showing up "Two by Two"

The Male and...

Female Hairy Woodpeckers often show up together.

Sometimes even on the same feeder.

I also saw to Red-breasted Sapsuckers.

In this case I think it was a juvenile (on the left) and an adult on the right.

The juvenile's head is more rust and brown colored.

This photo the kid is on the right.

Here's a young male Flicker.  Not much color on his head yet.

Flickers too are showing up two by two.

Once again it's an adult and a juvenile.

The young female is still successfully begging to have her father feeder her.

I think there was a special reason that this magnificent Pileated Woodpecker came by Saturday morning. 

Such a proud and stunning bird.

He flew as close to the house as I've ever seen him.

A very special treat.


Margaret said...

Love the header. Love Noah! Great pics! Looks like the birds heard it was Noah month!

Vickie said...

This is a neat theme. I love the last Noah piece you showed by itself.

daisy g said...

I hope they keep coming two by two! What a treat!

Kate said...

Lovely stitched pieces, Beth :-) And I think it's so neat the birds have been visiting two by two!

Pam in IL said...

Love August's header! Maybe your header will bring the rain you need so much. How neat that the birds are coming two by two.

Barb said...

What a great header. Noah would be a good theme. I have never seen the Sapsucker, what a pretty bird.

Christine said...

Another lovely header.
The woodpeckers are beautiful

Wanda said...

What a great header Beth! You really have an amazing stitching collection! I always look forward to your themes.
(I can't seem to catch up these the picture of the cats in your last post...what incredibly hot days you've had).

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Pileated woodpeckers are one of my favored birds too! THEY are majestic and their drilling sound is also proud and majestic! :)
Love the August header!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great header. I do like a Noah's Ark design. I stitched a large Joan Elliott one for my older son when I was pregnant with him.