Friday, September 30, 2016

Black-headed Grosbeak - Friday Framed Finish

Design - "Black-headed Grosbeak"
Chart - "The Bird Collection - Part I"
Designer - Heartstring Samplery
Fabric - 30 count Wren Picture This Plus linen
Started - 24 April 2016
Completed - 14 May 2016
Framed - September 2016

The light is glaring on this photo; believe me it looks nicer. Once again Beth Twist did any amazing job - she captured the look of a male Black-headed Grosbeak perfectly.

Let's take a look at 'my' Black-headed Grosbeaks from the summer of 2016.

The birds returned in April - the males first and I was thrilled to see them once again.

Then the females showed up/

They wear quieter colors than the males.  

The males have a lovely song they sing as they defend their territory...

...and attempt to attract females...

...who aren't always that impressed.

By late August their work is done.

They finish off my elderberries...

...and everyone, including the darling juveniles, head south once again.

10 comments:

Vickie said...

A great frame for this piece Beth!

Cathy said...

Love the Grosbeak finish! What a nice tribute to these pretty birds!

Cathy

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'm loving your bird stitching - I think you can't go wrong with birds in crafting:-)

deb said...

Your framed grosbeak looks so nice - really like the frame you picked. And the ones you photographed are such pretty birds! Have never seen that type of grosbeak in real life - love the male's rich orange chest and belly with the splash of yellow.

Barb said...

The grosbeaks both stitched and real are very pretty and so colorful.

Weronika said...

Looks great all finished and framed.

Pull the other thread said...

Oh so pretty all finished and framed. The frame is prefect for the piece.

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a lovely bird... loved seeing your work

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Beautiful captures of the Grosbeaks, they are lovely birds to see, especially the male with his rich colouring. Well done with your finished cross stitched Grosbeak!:)

Maggee said...

I agree that Beth really captured the birds she designed! And so did you when you photographed them! Great shots! Hope I get to see some birds soon... After Matthew, who knows--they may find their way back! Hugs!