Design - "Plum Berry Sampler"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Touchstone linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 2 February 2001
Completed - 27 February 2001
So way back into the archives we go for this bird stitch - clear back to 2001!
This little sampler features a bluebird and four different band stitches separate the rows of the alphabet. Maybe by posting this I'll get to see a bluebird. I do have a bluebird house, but for the past two years the Starlings have used it.
I did have another First of the Season Bird last week.
An Olive-sided Flycatcher.
Flycatchers are great fun to watch. They perch high atop a tree or snag.
They then dart off to snag a insect.
And fly right back to their outlook post to await their next bite.
They are often active in late in the evening.
Look at all my American Goldfinches - the reason for this post's title.
They are wonderful accents of color in the trees.
They gather at the feeders and the bird baths.
On the left a Pine Siskin has joined the group.
This is a very weird year for Evening Grosbeaks.
Most days I only see a pair of birds.
Then, maybe once a week I'll have anywhere from 6-12 birds.
I do not have many Black-headed Grosbeaks either. I've counted just 3 males and 2 females.