Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Finish Four Years Later

Design - "Quaker Bee Sampler"
Designer - Chessie 'n Me
Fabric - 32 count R & R Dye Pot Blend
Fibers - WDW 
One Strand over Two Threads & One Strand over One Thread
(Bee Skep - Long Stitch - Two Strands Over Threads)  
Started - 31 August 2011
Completed - 8 November 2011  

Framed - October 2015

I don't know why I waited four years to have this framed. I love the antique gold beaded frame - it sets off the piece perfectly. 

My Anna's Hummingbirds seem to have made it through the cold weather okay.

My family worked hard to make sure the sugar water did not freeze and that the birds always had access to a couple of feeders.

I don't think I have many Anna's over-wintering this year.  

I have seen two birds - but as they were chasing each other at full speed, I don't know if both were males, or if I have a female.

I'm thinking that I have two males, as I don't have any recent photos of females.

At least two of our neighbors are also feeding the Anna's this winter.  It would be interesting to know how many birds are in the area.


Margaret said...

Love the framing! Glad the Ana's survived the cold. Must be tough for them!

Vickie said...

Excellent choice in frames Beth.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful sampler and adorable bird.

Barb said...

That is such a pretty sampler. I love the soft color and the frame really suits the design! I am not feeding the Annas this winter. I will miss them but our radio garden man said they could die in 1/2 hour if you don't get them the food they are depending on . With my back still not healed, I decided that it would be better if the little birds did not depend on me this year.

blue star stitcher said...

We keep our hummingbirds year round here, but of course it rarely freezes here and stays a little warmer. We have several that fight over the feeder on the porch, it's amazing how fast they can chase each other. I do like the frame you chose for Quaker Bee Sampler, the gold really looks nice against the fabric.

Weronika said...

Looks lovely in that frame. Good choice and wonderful job Beth.

daisy g said...

Amazing shots of those hummers! Hope you get to see them this winter.

Wanda said...

Beth, your Chessie & Me piece is gorgeous as is the frame.
The hummers are delightful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful finish

Chris said...

Wonderful frame choice for your finish! It is so nice to have things up on the walls!

Maggee said...

That frame sets off your stitching very well! It looks great! Neat that you still have hummers...! Hugs!