Thursday, August 13, 2015

Two By Two

Design - "Done By Me"
Pamphlet - "Noah and Company"
Designer - Alma Lynne Designs
Fabric - 28 count Dirty Cashel linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 6 August 2015
Completed - 11 August 2015

Here's my most recent Noah's Ark finish.  Alma Lynne was all the cross stitching rage in the 1990's. She was famous for her bunnies and sheep; detailed shading, and country ribbon curly-qs. This is a somewhat simpler design even with all the shading and back-stitching. I do think the elephant looks more like a saggy Snuffleupagus than anything else!

The woodpeckers "flew with the theme"...and came by two by two. 

Male Hairy Woodpecker

Female Hairy Woodpecker

Female Red-shafted Flicker

A group of three Flickers - See the bill sticking out on the right?
We'll say that's a male... these are two females.

They even stopped by to eat sunflower seeds!

Here's a rare late summer sighting - a female Acorn Woodpecker...

...and here's my far more reliable male Acorn Woodpecker.

I heard a Pileated Woodpecker calling - loudly and close by, but never caught a glimpse. He'd spoil my 2 by 2 theme anyway!


Barb said...

I love Two by Two. How nice of all the woodpeckers to go right along with the theme!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful woodpeckers - we don't have any in Australia - so I like seeing other peoples!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret said...

Love woodpeckers! Such a good group! Love the Noah finish too!

Maggee said...

Cute little finish! Love all the woodpeckers you have visiting... going to go listen to what a Pileated sounds like now... Hugs!