Design - "Mourning Dove"
Chart - "The Bird Collection - Part I"
Designer - Heartstring Samplery
Fabric - 32 count Picture This Plus Wren linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 31 May 2016
Completed - 15 August 2015
It took me a while, but I got back on track with Maggee's encouragment and finished this up. I do like the composition of this design with the pair of birds, the blue/gray pots and the out-sized flower.
I've been saving up photos to share when I'd finished this piece.
I figured I'd celebrate the Mourning Dove.
In early summer I do not see many doves,
but now I often have a group of four birds.
They are ground-feeders like the quail, and so I do scatter seed on the ground.
I think Beth Twist perfectly captured all the details in her design including the short brown line on the neck...
...and the darker dots on the wings.
The shape of the beak and the dark brown eyes...
Well done Beth Twist!