Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winner Winner!

At the of August I was excited learn than I had won a cross stitch give away at Justine's Cross StitchJustine showered me with goodies!

She included a lavender sachet and a hummingbird cross stitch.
Highly personalized gifts! 

Some amusing tissues and blue bunny fabric.

The hedgehog biscornu in autumnal colors is such a wonderful gift.  I am in awe of anyone who can stitch and finish an eight sided pincushion.  She then added the charming leaf accent button and acorn pins.  I'll have to keep this out of the sight of my many woodpeckers!

Thanks so very much Justine! 

I've had a Red-tailed Hawk or two flying high in the sky.

Far more bothersome has been the presence of a Cooper's Hawk.

He preys on large birds like my jays and quail.  So I yell and loudly clap my hands whenever I see him in an effort to get him to 'relocate'. 

I had a Lesser Goldfinch couple come by on Saturday. 

The male is much more colorful in October than his American Goldfinch counterparts.

I also had a male Evening Grosbeak stop by.

They've been at higher elevations for the summer nesting and breeding.

Now they are on the move again, though I confess I'm not certain where they spend the winter.


Vickie said...

Wow! Justine surely did shower you with lovely gifts.

Carol said...

There is nothing "lesser" about those goldfinches--just beautiful!! Enjoy those goodies from Justine, Beth :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Congratulations for the beautiful gift.
I'm very happy for you
I see always great photos.

Maggee said...

Congrats on the contest win... lovely prizes! Birds--special as always... even the hawk... a necessary evil in the scheme of things... Hugs!

Marie C said...

Your winnings are wonderful! And I love the bird photos. Will enjoy seeing the hummingbird cross-stitch worked up whenever you finish it as well!

the Fairy Stitcher said...

congratulations on a beautiful gift, love the gold finch such a beautiful bird

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely gift and bird images

Annette-California said...

What lovely gifts from Justine! That must have felt like Christmas opening them:) Love your pretty photos.
love Annette

Justine said...

I'm glad my parcel arrived safely and you like what I made for you. You really need to try a biscornu for yourself - they are surprisingly easy and lots of fun to make!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Melody said...

What beautiful bird pictures. Congratulations on your win!!