Design - "August Bee" - Monthly Animal Series
Designer - Nikyscreations
Fabric -30 count R & R Espresso linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 5 August 2016
Completed -7 August 2016
As you can see with the last two posts, I had a pretty productive stitching sessions the past few days. I've been 'humming along' as it were.I chose to stitch this on 30 count R & R Espresso linen and the colors just glow. I added stems to the ground for the flowers, and I changed the beeskep entrance shortening it a bit. I really like this stitch - I think it is charming.
I only managed photos of three kinds of woodpeckers this week. My sister assures me that the two Acorn Woodpeckers are in the area, and that she heard two Pileated Woodpeckers conversing down by her Dahlias Garden.
So who did I 'capture' this week?
I started off with a small male Downy Woodpecker.
This photo is especially for Maggee of Stitching Devotee fame. She's started bird-watching and I thought that she'd enjoy seeing the Downy Woodpecker on the left waiting for the larger Hairy Woodpecker to leave the cylinder feeder.
He's a pretty sweet little guy.
I hadn't seen a Downy at my back feeders before.
Here he is at the front of the house, where I've been more likely to see him.
Here's a young male Hairy Woodpecker.
A much larger bird, with a much larger beak.
"Hey! What are you doing?!" We don't need you chipping away on the cross-arm that holds up my Big Birdfeeder!
Back to the cylinder and food.
I have had Flickers around.
Here are two shots of the the same bird.
Differences in light can make it seem like a different bird.