Monday, August 8, 2016

First August Stitch

Design - "Watermellon"
Chart - "123 August"
Designer - Curtis Boehringer
Fabric - 32 count Antique White Jobelan
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 4 August 2016
Completed - 5 August 2016 

This is an old chart originally part of the 3 for 2 series - 3 patterns for $2. As these have been out of print for years, Curtis Boehringer has released them for sale as PDFs on his website. July and August are available for $5.00 each.

This pattern is correctly titled 'Watermellon' with two Ls.  I changed the design to spell watermelon with one L and changed the color of the watermelon seeds to DMC 3371.  I think it is a great start for my theme of August stitches. 

What with all the Trail Camera photos, I haven't posted any hummingbird photos for a while.

It's funny, sometimes I get mostly Rufous, sometimes, like this week, the photos are of mostly Anna's Hummingbirds. 

Here's a female Anna's.

And I think this might be a young male Anna's.

See the color on the throat? 

This Anna's also has a colored throat.

But with no direct sunlight, the feathers just look dark rather than fuchsia colored.

Here's a Rufous female working a perennial Lobelia.

When I visited the Secret Garden Nursery in June, I bought six plants with the hummers in mind.  That's one of them...

...and this fuchsia is another.

Thanks for stopping buy girls.


Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your Watermelon finish! I like your changes. What fabulous hummingbird pictures you shared.

deb said...

Love seeing your hummingbirds! We actually had one last week (husband: what's that big bug? Hee!)

Your Noah's ark pieces in your header are lovely!

Stewart M said...

Oh, I do love hummers! Almost as much as parrots!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Maggee said...

I love that you share the hummers! I have spent a bit of time over at Cornell's cams watching their hummers... I think I have seen five or six different species, including the Magnificent and the Lucifer ones! I did screenshots of them so I have them forever! Cause I will never see them here! Ha! I got CB's July charts first thing... especially after seeing your finish! Now on to August! Hugs!