Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday's Critters

From little to large.


Gray Squirrels


Back in velvet again

Back at the feeders

Friday, April 29, 2022

Flocking and Courting

Design - Rabbit ABC
Chart - Miniature Samplers IV
Designer - Homespun Elegance
Fabric - 28 count Wichelt Sandstone
Started - 19 May 2010
Completed - 20 May 2010 

Up high in the sky... 

A group of Turkey Vultures with a Red-tailed Hawk off to the upper left.

Courting Flickers

Male on the left and female on the right.

Lots of talking...

...and lots of posturing.

Thursday, April 28, 2022


Design - "A Flower and a Bunny" (kit)
Designer - Stone and Thread
Fabric - 30 count Scuppernog by WDW
Floss - WDW
Started - 1 April 2011
Completed - 6 April 2011

I continue to watch the changes in birds as April turns into May.

I generally see a White-throated Sparrow or a White-crowned Sparrow msot days.

This is a White-crowned Sparrow.

The Chestnut-backed Chickadees remain active too.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wednesday's Walk

The final walk in April - enjoy.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Nesting Time

 Design - "Small Blue Motif 1" (freebie)

Designer - Windy Willows

Fabric - 32 count cream linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 April 2015
Completed - 23 April 2015

Black-capped Chickadees are starting to use the unprocessed cotton for nesting material.

I've watched a couple of birds grab bits of material.

So far they've headed off away from the house - not toward any of my nesting boxes.

The Violet-green Swallows continue to house hunt.

Perching atop the box seems to be a 'thing".

"It's ours and you can't have it!"

Monday, April 25, 2022

Up High


Design - "Tiny Rabbit"
Chart - "Soft Boiled"
Design - The Cricket Collection
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Fabric - Bright pink linen scrap
Started - 22 March 2013
Completed - 23 March 2013

Sunday morning I watched several large Vs of geese flying overhead.

Heading north.

Spring is a time of large movements of birds.

Also up high...

a Turkey Vulture warming up on a cool spring morning.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

A good week with sightings of Anna's male and female and Rufous male and female birds. 

Anna's male

Rufous male

Anna's female

I did not manage to get a photo of the female Rufous - maybe next week.