Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween


 Design - "Three Great White Pumpkin" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Tumbleweed linen
Floss - GAST - 2 threads over 2 strands 
Started - 11 October 1999
Completed - 22 October 1999 

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

Three birds for sure.

An Anna's up high

A female

A young male - note the beginnings of throat color.

Another female

Have a lovely Sunday. 

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday's Critters

Many mornings five deer greet me.

Barry, Oliver, and three does.

Here's a closer look: 

One of the does has a white, cloudy left eye.
I expect that she has no useful vision in the eye. 

Nonetheless she seems to be doing just fine. 

Here's Oliver - you can see the baby bumps on his head presaging the eventual development of antlers.

He's a cutie...

...and appears to be holding his own among all the adult deer.

I try to make sure he gets a few sunflower seeds for breakfast.

And Barry is of course, the pride of the herd.

The does generally give way to him.

He is quite buff and muscular. 

Oliver has a role model and aspirations!

Friday, October 28, 2022

Little Guys

Design - "Hoot"
Chart - "Autumn Smalls"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 32 count Natural Light linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 24 October 2017
Completed - 26 October 2017

Featuring some of the littler guys today. 

Oregon Junco

While I see them all year, they are more prevalent in the fall / winter.

Some folks consider them to be a winter bird.

Golden-crowned Sparrow
A true fall / winter bird in the Willamette Valley.

Black-capped Chickadee

There are often 3,4, even 6 of them flitting, chatting, and eating together.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Jays Rule

Design - "A Halloween Year - August - Spooky"
Designer - Homespun Elegance
Fabric - 30 count WDW Putty linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over two threads 
Started - 5 October 2011
Completed - 5 October 2011

The Steller's Jays rule in the yard... 

In the morning I see as many as 8-12 birds.

I like the bright blue stripes between their eyes.

Anything the deer do not eat, the jays are happy to clean up. 

Looking thoughtful

On the job

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wednesday's Walk - Dahlias

Dahlias are the stars of October.

Names listed if I was able to access the tag.


Clearview Audrey

Clearview Peachy

Mingus Tracy Lynn

Crazy 4 Jessie

Clearview Butterscotch

Hollyhill Black Beauty

Hope you enjoyed the autumnal colors.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Birds Atop Trees


Chart - "Night Watch"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Dirty Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 6 October 2014
Completed - 7 October 2014

Two good motifs - an owl and a pumpkin.  A very October stitch!

Little bird atop a tree.
Anna's Hummingbird

Much larger bird atop a tree.

Cooper's Hawk

Nice look at this guy.

Even larger bird. 
Red-tailed Hawk