Friday, March 31, 2023

Flicker Friday

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 

Day after day I have a ridiculous number of Flickers each morning.

Five or six is no big deal. 

And often there are even more.
One two

Three four

Five six



Thursday, March 30, 2023

Back Again

Design -Briar Rabbit
Designer - La-D-Da
Fabric - 35 count R & R 18th Century Rook
Fibers - Needlepoint Silks
Started - 28 July 2009
Completed - 5 August 2009

I am very pleased with the finished product. I used 35 count 18th Century Rook linen and the Needlepoint Silks as charted. It is a lovely little sampler and fits perfectly as part of my "Rabbit Summer of 2009". I think this one needs to get framed. 

Just when I think that the Acorn Woodpeckers have moved on... or more comes back.
This one fended off a much larger Flicker.
Can you see the blurry bird leaving?

Classic Woodpecker pose.

Feed up high and tail feathers serving as a support prop.

Later in the day I heard two birds chattering to one another.

Note the bit of red on the throat.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Wednesday's Walk

What's happening outside?

Daffodils are blooming

Winter clematis 

Valley pine

Native Bleeding heart


Bleeding heart





Flowering currant

Another flowering currant

And this dogwood remains a show stopper!

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

More Little Guys


Design - "Square Dance" - "March"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen
Fibers - WDW, DMC, 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 August 2019
Completed - 12 April 2020

I've been featuring a male Downy Woodpecker as of late...'s a female Downy Woodpecker.

Same cute size.

Just no red on the back of the head.

And here are a couple of Black-capped Chickadees.

Close up of the one in the foreground.

Closer still

A slightly different view.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Flicker Celebration

Chart - "A Year of Flowers" 
Design - "March"
Designer - The Drawn Thread"
Fabric - 30 count R & R Irish Creme linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 25 March 2014
Completed - 25 March 2014

It's a Flicker Celebration!
Female and male

A female

Female and male



Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday's Hummers

Still no sign of a Rufous Hummingbird.

That said, the female Anna's remain hard at work... 

...gathering nesting material.

I'd love to see a hummingbird nest.

The eggs are the size of tic-tacs!

It's amazing that anything that small can grow to be a hummingbird.