Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Turkey and Quail

Design - "November"
Chart - "A Prairie Year"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
FAbric - 28 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 17 November 2015
Completed - 29 November 2015

I managed one last turkey finish before month's end.  I will certainly miss new Prairie Schooler designs, but appreciate all the years and charts they've created.  

Cold weather = Puffy Quail

One of my favorite things is watching the California Quail as they come out of the brush to forage each morning.

These two guys enjoyed the warmed of the morning sun. 

Downy and puffed up against the cold air.

Two young handsome birds.

Looking left and looking right.

The chest feather pattern is amazing.

Thanks guys!

The females are pretty too in a quieter way.

Besides seeds, they do eat grasses.


Vickie said...

Oh yes! I would enjoy watching them daily also. :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

These birds remember me and my colleague this morning at the coffee break
out of the office sun is beautiful

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That's what I looked like after eating all day Thursday :)
Such beautiful birds!

Barb said...

They do look cold! I love the PS turkey. I am going to miss those designers as they are retiring.

Margaret said...

Love the new header, the turkey, and the quail too! They puff up so much!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Lovely series of bird images

daisy g said...

Aren't they adorable! What fun to study them.
Your turkey is fabulous!
You're invited to share this outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop! We always love your birding posts! ;0D

Rohrerbot said...

You are so lucky to have CA Quail come out in the open to eat. They are an elusive bird for many Arizona birders:) I finally got my first good look at one in Utah this year. They are rather skittish:)

Les Fous du Cap said...

Funny birds ;-)
CĂ©line & Philippe

A Colorful World said...

Love the turkey cross-stitch and the quail are beautiful!