Saturday, October 31, 2020



Designer - Fanci That
Chart - Pumpkin (#101)
Fabric - 10" x 10" 36 count Edinborough Sand
Began -1 October 2002
Completed - Halloween 2002

Friday, October 30, 2020

Hallow's Eve

Design - "Calendar October"
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Raw Belfast linen
Fibers - Anchor - 1 strand over 2 threads
Started - 2 October 2010
Completed - 4 October 2010

I thought the American Goldfinches had left.

But this photo shows two Lessers and two Americans.

The Lessers far out number the Americans.

With room for a House Finch.

An American Goldfinch.

She's eating the bud of a Hazelbrush catkin.

A handsome guy quail...

and his little lady.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Woodpeckers All About


I finished the key and have begun to stitch the word "Wisdom".  I might, just might be able to finish this by year's end.

I've had lots of adorable Downy Woodpecker action.

Here's a sweet little male.

Left profile

Right profile

Getting displaced by a much larger Flicker.

This is the female Flicker that harassed the little Downy.

She is a pretty bird.

Rockin' her polka dots.

And let's not forget the Acorn Woodpeckers.

A pink-eyed female.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lane County Farmers' Market

It's been years since I've been to the Lane County Farmers' Market.

The last post I show was clear back in August 2018.

With Covid, the market has changed - booths are more spread out.
There is no visiting, everyone is on a mission to buy the things on their list and get back to their car.

But in late October there was still amazing produce.

Local honey

Bell peppers

Assorted peppers

Brussel sprouts

Winter squash

Local grains

Enough carrots to feed an entire warren of rabbits.







More winter squash

Autumn bouquets

And a lovely wreath.
Lots of reasons to grab a mask and make a purchase or two.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

You Get a Peanut!

Design - "Wise as an Owl"
Designer - Birds of a Feather
Fabric - 30 count WDW Cocoa linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 9 May 2015
Completed - 16 May 2015 

About once a week, I fill a small feeder with peanuts in the shell.

It takes the Steller's Jays less than 30 minutes to totally wipe out the stash of peanuts.

On Saturday morning they managed to eat /carry off the peanuts while at the same time fighting / mobbing a small Sharp-shinned Hawk.

The birds are fierce and tentacious.

You get a peanut!

You get at peanut!

Everyone gets a peanut!

Monday, October 26, 2020


Six owls done, three in progress, one yet to be stitched.

No surprise, as year after year, by the end of October the American Goldfinches leave this area. 

I am left with my winter friends, the Lesser Goldfinches.

The males retain their bright yellow all year long.

Puffy and handsome.

So this is what my feeders look like as October comes to an end.

There are several Black-capped Chickadees.

Lots of Golden-crowned Sparrows.

And Rufous Towhees.
They with Juncos, male up my winter mix of birds.