Tuesday, September 26, 2023

A Couple of Woodpeckers


Design - "Dragonfly" (kit)
Designer - Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric - 32 Count Patina linen
Fiber - Sampler Threads - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 15 April 2010
Completed - 19 April 2010

I saw a Red-breasted Sapsucker, but was not able to get a photo. 

I did manage a couple clicks of this male Hairy Woodpecker.

Yes, you!

But more exciting still...

I hear a Pileated Woodpecker"talking" most mornings and evenings.
This day I got to see it! 

And it came in even closer! 

Such a thrill!

This is a male. I've seen two birds flying overhead, so I'm pretty sure there's a pair in the area.

Monday, September 25, 2023


Design - "Little Gold Bumble Bee"
Designer - The Knotted Tree
Fabric - 32 count raw linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 7 September 2005
Completed - 10 September 2005

A celebration of the Little Guys!

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee & Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 


Grabbed a bit of peanut

Black-capped Chickadee

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Sunday's Hummers

Here are some Anna's for your enjoyment.

Fall flower action

At the feeder

Up high on a gray day

Blue sky perching

A bit of color.
The bird coordinates perfectly with the foliage of the rose.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Saturday's Critters

Critter Time!


Gray Squirrel




Friday, September 22, 2023

Bigger Birds

Design - "Joyful Journal -June"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - R & R Liberty Gathering Gray
Fibers - Sampler Threads - 2 threads over 2 strands
Started - 22 June 2010
Completed - 27 June 2010

Still lots of movement / migration.

This a a flock of Evening Grosbeaks.

And what is this you ask?

A dozing Turkey Vulture.

Here's my totem pole.

A Turkey Vulture soaking up the morning sunshine before taking off for the day.

And yes, the ubiquitous Band-tailed Pigeons are still here.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

It Appears That We Have a Cat

Design - "Ladybug Ladybug"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count French Lace Wichelt linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 22 June 2010
Completed - 27 June 2010

It appears that we once again "own" a cat.

This sweet girl showed up on our property Labor Day.

My sister was able to get her to come inside on Tuesday.

We scoured the lost and founds on various sites, called the neighbors, and took her to the vet to see if she was chipped (she was not). 

She's a bit of a mystery as she has had some dental work and maybe has been neutered. Her coat was in good shape and she was not infested with fleas, though she was pretty skinny.

She's been shy staying under the bed, but has begun to venture out.
She's affectionate and has started to play and snuggle.  

My sister has named her Luna and she is now "ours".