Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bright Birds

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.


Vickie said...

I kept going back to admire those plumberry bands. So pretty! I am enjoy the goldfinches here too. :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I adore your pictures.
Many compliments for the pretty needle work. Giovanna

Barb said...

That's a very pretty band sampler. The bird pictures are just magnificent. I think they could go in a bird book!

Margaret said...

Love the pop of yellow with all those lovely American Goldfinches in the tree!

Maggee said...

I have that chart!! Yet to be stitched tho! Great find of that Flycatcher! And look at all those Goldfinches... amazing!