Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Deer Winter Birds

Design - "Winter Stag Pinkeep"
Designer - Eary Workings
Fabric - 28 cout raw Cashel linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 7 December 2015
Completed - 17 December 2015

This is a new designer for me and I like how this turned out. I changed the date to 1875, the year one of my great-grandmother's was born, so this commemorates her first Christmas. As the family immigrated from Scotland, they probably did not do much in the way of marking December 25th as a special day. For Scots, New Year's Day was the day to celebrate. 

It was a year ago on Christmas Day that I saw a Hairy Woodpecker after several months' hiatus.

I am glad that they've decided to partake of the feast I set out. 

They are 'talkers' and have a loud peep that announces their presence.

The Acorn Woodpeckers 'talk' often and loudly.

With all the rainy days I've not had many opportunities to take photos.

The Flickers are vocal too, and like Jays they have several calls.

I so admire their pattern on stripes and dots - a very bold fashion statement!  


Margaret said...

Love the finish! It's very appropriate after yesterday's post! Lovely birds -- nice that you have a hair woodpecker again!

Brigitte said...

This is a new too me designer as well and I love how your stag came out.
This autumn we had many many flickers in our garden, they ate all the berries that were still on the trees. Now they have vanished, maybe they are migratory birds.

cucki said...

Love the finish cute x

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Vert pretty stitch

Wanda said...

Love the stag! Of course I just love this post - I can never see too many woodpeckers!

Barb said...

A very pretty finish. I have lots of Scottish blood but I never knew they celebrated New Year's Day more than Christmas. We are getting a lot of wood peckers. I think it is the suet they seem to love.

Maggee said...

That reindeer is pretty cute! Rats! I thought I had a Hairy Woodpecker visiting me yesterday and then today, but... after seeing your pictures, no... wrong again! Hugs!