Tuesday, April 19, 2016

All A'Twitter

Design - "American Goldfinch"
Chart - "A Bird Collection -Part 1"
Designer - Heartstrings Samplings
Fabric - 32 count Picture This Plus Wren linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 April 2016
Completed - 17 April 2016

The only change I made to the design was to use a smyrna cross for the eyes. I think the colors are very true to the birds. 

I think he is very pleased with my latest stitch,and so is she!

My flock of Band-tailed Pigeons has grown.
Now anywhere from 14-18 gather together.

I still see lots of Black-capped Chickadees.

The fountain is popular.  Here a Pine Siskin and a Purple Finch drink communally.

With spring there's more singing going on.
The male House Finch has a pretty song.

I am no longer seeing Fox Sparrows.
I do still have lots of Golden-crowned Sparrows.

The Song Sparrows are living up to their name.

And I now see 3-5 White-crowned Sparrows most mornings.

My covey of California Quail varies from 12 to 30 members.

While I have a few bachelors, most have a partner and will begin nesting soon.


CalamityJr said...

Such beautiful birds!

Barb said...

You stitched piece is lovely!! I really enjoy seeing all those pretty birds!

Vickie said...

Your stitching is great!

GreenComotion said...

I have never seen a Quail in person and I enjoyed seeing it in your photos, along with other backyard birds.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Christine said...

Lovely birds, stitched and real!

Wanda said...

Beth, your stitched finches are beautiful! Love the photos. It's so nice to hear the birds singing in the early morning.

Melody said...

What a great stitching finish! Love it!!

A Colorful World said...

Really wonderful cross-stitch design! Loved your bird photos too. Especially enjoyed seeing those California Quail.

Wally Jones said...

What a wonderful series of images! You have a great collection of spring singers. I don't know anything about stitching but I know what looks good - and your Goldfinches look good!