Monday, November 14, 2016

A Look Back

Design - "Count Your Blessings"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 26 count Alabaster Heatherfield
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 31 October 1997
Completed - 4 November 1997

My goodness!  Here's a blast from my stitching past.  According to my spreadsheet (yep, I'm an compulsive record-keeper), I stitched this almost 20 years ago. I have been attempting to start each day with a moment of two of reflection and thanksgiving.
Early last week I had a surprise sighting...

...a small group of Lesser Goldfinches!

I think there was a total of four birds.

Two males and two females (male on left, female on right).

Two females

Female and male.
I haven't seen them since, so maybe they just dropped by in the midst of their migration.

While I see one of two in the summer, now I am seeing more and more Oregon Juncos.

They tend nest at higher elevations and then come back down to the valley floor for milder winter weather.  I'm glad to have these guys back again in numbers. 


Vickie said...

Isn't this in awesome pattern! Still looks great!

CalamityJr said...

That's a great design, no matter its age. Beautiful birds this morning, too.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Stitch is so beautiful
Very beautiful
Birds are always lovelies

Margaret said...

What a lovely sighting! I do love the little pop of color!

deb said...

That little sampler is adorable! Compulsive record keeper? Uh... that just looks normal to me.

How bright your finches are!

Barb said...

Count Your Blessings is such a pretty design. We will see lots of Junco's soon too. I see them just a bit during the summer.

Maggee said...

What a classic stitched piece! Usually, I can tell the Lesser Goldfinches from American, but... the females don't have the black on the head... so... to me they looked like American Goldfinches! Back to study more! I have seen a LOT of Dark Eyed Juncos last week, when it rained... None since... But they will be back. Hugs!