Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sunday's Hummers

This Sunday I have a few photos of a couple of female Anna's.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday's Critter


Just a single, solitary brush rabbit to share with you this week.
Hope you are off to a good start and enjoying your weekend.

Friday, January 29, 2021

January / February Mash Up


Design - "Frosty Valentine" (Black Sheep kit)
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Cameo Rose linen
Fibers - Anchor - 1 strand over 2 threads
Started - 1 February 2008
Completed - 25 February 2008

This stitch works as a January snowman and a February heart! 

Some of the birds sport a bit of February red too.

Male Downy Woodpecker

Pair of Acorn Woodpeckers




Two females

They drill holes in this tree, but never store anything here.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Celebrating Blue

Design - "You Melt My Heart" (freebie)
Designer - Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric - 28 count Light Blue Jobelan
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 February 2018
Finished - 26 February 2018

Three years later I'm still in love with the light blue linen backdrop.

Here's a bit more blue.

Steller's Jay

A bite to eat


The Song Sparrows are already singing!


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Wet and Wild Wednesday


A miserable day. It could not decide whether to rain, sleet or snow.

Very much a stay inside day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Design - "Snow Joe"
Magazine - Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue 2000
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - 2 strands over 2 threads GAST & WDW
Started - 19 January 2015
Completed - 24 January 2015


I do enjoy watching the California Quail.

The males are such handsome fellows.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Something for Everyone

Design - "Snowman Two" - Be Jolly
Chart - Snowman Trilogy
Designer - Val's Stitchin Stuff
Fabric - 28 count Flax linen
Fibers - Crescent Colors and Wildflowers
Started - 17 January 2011
Completed - 22 January 2011

There've been some BIG birds around.  

Red-tailed Hawk

Turkey Vulture

And some little birds too -

...including Bushtits.

Upside down

Very acrobatic!

Dark-eyed Junco

Female Lesser Goldfinch

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday's Hummers


Light is everything!

This is the same bird as photographed above.

Male Anna's Hummingbird

The remainder of the photos are all female Anna's.

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday's Critters

It's been cold, so no chipmunks.  Here's an eastern gray squirrel.

And here's a highly-talented doe!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Christmas in January?

I know, Christmas is so last year, but the colors and style of this stitch are calling to me.  What do you think? 

On the woodpecker front, besides the Pileated activity, I've had two male Downy Woodpeckers on a daily basis.

Look how he is perched - his feet are almost at shoulder height.

The tail feathers provide a counter balancce. 

There's Nothing like suet!

I did see all three of the Acorn Woodpeckers recently, but no photos.
Flickers will have to do.

I've had as many as five, though three is more normal.

Most often two males and a female.

Here's looking at you!