Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween


Design - "Owls' Night Out" - A Halloween Year - January
Designer - Homespun Elegance
Fabric - 30 count WDW 'Kudzu' linen
Fibers - DMC, WDW and GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads 
Started - 12 October 2012
Completed - 14 October 2012
Kudzu linen made for a great color to stitch.


Monday, October 30, 2023

Ducks and Crows

Design - "Whoo's There?"
Designer - Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric - 32 count cream linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 October 2016
Completed - 24 October 2016

I thought I had some geese flying overhead.

But instead it's a trio of Mallards.

Two drakes with a female in the center.

I also thought the Ravens had popped in for a visit. 

But instead it's a tri of Crows.

I think they must be a family unit,

...as they hang out together.

Very shiny and glossy!

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Sunday's Hummers

We had our first hard frost Friday night. 

This is a frosty Saturday morning series.

Another female Anna's

I saw the male out front, but no photos.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Saturday's Critters - The Bucks

This post feature the bucks.


Here's the youngest of the four - he has buttons.

Here he is with his mom.

I had eight deer in the backyard.

And yes, Barry is by far the biggest of the bucks.

Two more doe came out of the brush.

And who is coming from the left?

And is Barry upset about it?

Yes and yes.

This guy is not very big.

Do you think Barry is sticking his tongue out at the newbie?

He is certainly not thrilled to have him in the area.

And now Oliver (buck #4) is coming over to take a look!
Fall and testosterone!

Friday, October 27, 2023

Chestnut-backed Chickadees

Design - "Halloween Pin Garden" (kit)
Designer - Raise the Roof
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki Lugana
Fibers - Au Ver a Soie
Started - 22 October 2010
Completed - 24 October 2010

I've not been able to spend much time outside, so not a big array of photos today.

That said, Chestnut-backed Chickadees are worth a post.

They cannot help but being cute.


Yes!  Right!

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Little Woodpeckers

 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

I'm not seeing the larger woodpeckers...

But I have seen a Hairy Woodpecker.

Here's a male.

And the Downy Woodpeckers are active.

These are all males too.

A sweet little bird.

Hope you enjoyed the woodpeckers today.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Wednesday's Walk

Dull and gray and rainy for the last walk in October.  

The Big Leaf Maples are bright yellow.

This small tree forms part of the berm in the backyard.

Here's a wild cherry.

Yellow / green Cottonwood.

Douglas fir covered with droplets.

A pair of Big Leaf Maples.

Hazel brush.

One of our prettiest trees - a Paperbark Maple.

Bits of color

Hazel catkins

Douglas fir gleaming with water droplets.