Thursday, March 17, 2016

Finally a Finish!

Design - "2011 Collector's Heart"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Cream Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 3 March 2016
Completed - 16 March 2016

Yay!  I am so pleased with this heart.  I've now stitched the Collector's Hearts for 2000, 2003, 2004, 200, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Let's look at birds from littlest to largest. 

Here's the littlest - a male Anna's Hummingbird (though the Rufous Hummingbird is smaller still).  

I cannot ever remember seeing a hummingbird feed on daffodils before.  

Hard to believe that this fat guy is the same bird as the sleek flier pictured above.

He was resting before attacking the daffodils once again.

A little bit bigger - an Oregon Dark-eye Junco.
Back side

Front side

Larger still - much larger - I had a Raven drop by. 

And by far the largest - a Turkey Vulture.
Four of these guys were circling overhead yesterday.


Amy said...

Your finish is very sweet!

I love your photos. The ones of the hummingbird in particular are just amazing! But the junco is a cutie too!

Vickie said...

Adorable stitching Beth!

CalamityJr said...

Always love the bird photos. Do you have the heart patterns from the missing years?

MaryO said...

Beautiful birds and beautiful stitching! Thanks for sharing! MaryO

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on a lovely finish and it looks like I have to plant more daffodils for next year. I did not see hummers in my yard yet...
Evalina, This and that...
and Random Act of Stitching Kindness

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love that heart! Turkey Vultures... Constantly wheeling overhead around here. We must have wonderful breeding grounds for them here :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful stitching
I adore also raven

Carol said...

Yay! A finish--and a very cute one, Beth! Such a wonderful photo of the little hummer dipping into the daffodil :)

Margaret said...

Love your finish! And the birds! Fantastic! Love the progression from smallest to largest. Of course the hummers are my favorites.

Christine said...

Gorgeous finish and I just love the picture of the hummingbird feeding on the daffodils

Barb said...

What a beautiful picture seeing the little humming bird and the daffodil.

Maggee said...

I like Smitten very much! You did a great job! Maybe because spring is early, and your daffodils were also early, the Hummer took a sample and liked it!?! Hugs!