Monday, August 31, 2015

Go Mom Go!

Design - "Freedom" (zipper kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 18 count linen
Fibers - DMC & WDW -#5 Pearl 
Started - 13 August 2015
Completed - 30 August 2015

My Mom is on a stitching roll!  She loves all things red, white and blue so this was a perfect project for her to work on. The 18 count linen made a nice, upscale change from the Aida she usually stitches.

Charlene (no-reply on blogger) asked about stitching on a frame.  I am really lazy and instead of whip-stitching the fabric to the frame, I use oodles of Scotch tape!  As I usually have 3" margins around the design, I cannot see that the tape hurts in the linen any.  

We've had a Great Blue Heron flying overhead. 

There are still a few Black-headed Grosbeaks lingering.

Here's a male.

And this is my Mystery Bird.
It may just be a young Robin though it looks like it has white bars on the wings.

Nice groups of Cedar Waxwings come by morning and evening when the light is low.

Here's a young bird.

He's got the serious Cedar Waxwing frown down pat already. 

Better light so the yellow-tipped tails glow. 

Look at the tail feathers in flight!

Last week's Best Birds!
Two female Western Tanagers!

Thanks for stopping by ladies.


Pull the other thread said...

Wonderful stitching, glad to hear your mother is having a great stitching roll at the moment, can she sent some of that my way :D More stunning photographs, thanks for sharing so much of your beautiful wildlife.

Vickie said...

Great work Mom!
Love Great Blue Herons. So majestic!

Barb said...

Those Tanagers are so pretty. Your Mom is dong a great job with her stitching. How did she like the linen instead of the Aida?

Margaret said...

Hooray for your mom! Great stitching finish. Love all the birds. The grosbeak on the feeder is my favorite.

LDR said...

Nice stitching & terrific bird photos. The frowning waxwing is so cute!

Justine said...

Those Tanagers are beautiful! I've never even heard of them before.
Love your Mom's work, what a sweet design.
Beth - you won my giveaway! Please email me your address and I will have your package out to you at the end of the week.

Chris said...

I love stitching these chunky Bent Creek kits on 18ct. They are just FUN!

Maggee said...

Great finish Mom! And thanks for sharing all the birds! Love them!