Design - "December Stamp"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Mocha Cashel linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 December 2010
Completed - 28 December 2010
This finish from 2016 is timely once again as sometime next week we are due for our first truly cold weather. My mittens are ready!
And yet there are signs of spring...
The first of the daffodils have already popped up. They might get burned if the weather gets cold enough.
Clematis cirrhosa "Wisley Cream" is a winter blooming clematis. I think the plant must have several hundred buds / blossoms. It certainly is enjoyable to have something blooming profusely this time of year.
All the birds are Winter Birds! Here's a sparrow comparison for you.
Note the gray stripes on the head and back and a dark beak.
Yellow beak, dark head and a bit larger bird.
Every morning the California Quail fly in for a breakfast gathering.
I count anywhere from 40 to over 60 birds most mornings.
Here's a trio puffed up against the morning chill.
These two young ladies were eating blackberry leaves. Who knew?