Thursday, November 3, 2016

Swainson's Thrush Finished

Chart - "The Bird Collection - Part II"
Design - "Swainson's Thrush"
Designer - Heartstrings Samplery
Fabric - 32 count Picture This Plus Wren linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 27 September 2016
Completed - 30 October 2016

Love, love love this!  The quiet colored bird and the deeply colored berries.
So very pretty.

I have seen a Swainson's Thrush just a couple of times and never had the opportunity to photograph one.  The bird is a member of the thrush family, like the American Robin, and is slightly smaller than the robin.

A friend of mine had a Swainson's Thrush strike her window, and she took a couple of photos. She assisted the bird and it eventually recovered and flew away.  

We can admire some hummingbirds.
I had a couple of female Anna's hanging out.

They are a bit less war-like than the males.

Bird on the left.

Bird on the right.

One of my mature male Anna's.

And a female Anna's - front.

And back.


Robin in Virginia said...

What a super looking bird stitch! What color did you use for the berries? I like the November header, Beth. Our hummers have left for another season so I enjoy seeing yours in your posts.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A lovely finish Beth and a lovely story to go with it.

Summer said...

Cute birdie! The stitching is beautiful ♥

CalamityJr said...

I love that you showed your friend's photo; the stitching is so true to life. Beautifully done, Beth!

Margaret said...

Love your finish -- it's wonderful! Love the pictures of the Swainson's Thrush with your friend -- how cool that she saved it! Great hummer pics too.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Excellent color selections in your Thrush

deb said...

Beautiful finish - such a pretty piece! Enjoyed seeing your friend's pictures of the real thing also.

Barb said...

Your Swainson's Thrush turned out very pretty. I love the soft colors. I feel terrible when a bird hits the window. We have been very lucky, most have gotten it together and flown away. I can only hope they were ok.

Carol said...

I can see why you love this one so much, Beth--it is delightful! I really love the colors in it and the linen you chose was perfect :)

Maggee said...

Yay! Great finish! Another beautiful design! Pretty great shots of the thrush on your friend's arm! Wow! Took my youngest granddaughter out birding yesterday. She did very well, for being 6! Towards the end, she comes running up, puts her hand in mine and asks, "Can we do this again Grandma?" Love that! Hugs!