June is flying by. This past weekend we celebrated a college graduation and a combination new home / first birthday. With recent events, it is good to have positive things to hold close to.
But what with everything, I do not have much in the way of stitching to share.
So back to The Stitching Archives.
Design - "Bee Strong" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric -18 count Wichlet Lambwool linen
Fibers - DMC
Started - 21 September 2003
Completed - 20 October 2003
There are metal letters that say 'Bee Strong", I did not choose to add them to my design. I liked it without the sentiment.
Let's look at some birds.
A female House Finch.
Part of my flock of American Goldfinches. I have had as many as 20 birds.
A male Black-headed Grosbeak.
I think I have four couples.
A male California Quail.
I've seen parents with 8 or 9 little ones, my Mom saw one baby, and my Dad saw parents with around a dozen babies. No photos yet, but I will post as soon as I am able.
A female and male Red-shafted Northern Flicker.
I watched two males arguing - I think it was a parent and a newly fledged son.
The adult left and the young bird stayed for a while.
In the past three weeks or so I rarely see my female Acorn Woodpecker. The male is fairly regular. He eats, but also takes food away - he may be feeding the female as she sits on the nest.