Design - "Humble Gratitude"
Designer - 4 My Boys
Fabric - 32 count Flax linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 November 2010
Completed - 20 November 2010
As you can see I stitched this several years ago. I am trying to spend a moment each morning in quiet reflection. A theme of humble gratitude works well as a way of beginning the day grounded and centered.
And sometimes the day grants one an unexpected gift or two!
Here's my Unexpected Gift #1.
After a couple of weeks hiatus, I had a couple of American Goldfinches show up yesterday afternoon.
This may well be the last time I see them until April 2017.
And here's Unexpected Gift #2.
Can you see him?
It's a Hermit Thrush! A new bird for me.
It looks very similar to a Swainson's Thrush so it was hard to ID for sure.
If that darned blackberry leaf was out of the way I could see the reddish tail feathers which would help tremendously.
I think the reddish/rust color that I can see just to the left of the leaf helps to ID it as a Hermit Thrush.
It's a member of the same bird family as the American Robin. It summers in the Rockies and in Canada, but winters along the Pacific coast, most of Mexico, and the southern US. it likes the edges or openings in forest understories which is where I saw it. An unassuming bird and a much appreciated gift!