Sunday, May 22, 2022

GG - Birds and things

 Hello Dear Reader.

Hello my lovely friends, today I'm joining Jo of Serendipitous Stitching for Gifted Gorgeousness where we shoehorn in any stitching that even remotely comes under the title of "gift"!  Read all about it on Jo's blog (Serendipitous Stitching) and to see what everyone else has stitched visit Jo HERE


Aaaaargh! Last post I asked for help with line spacing and the lovely Jo (yes, same Jo as mentioned above) told me how to do it! And what have I done? Only forgotten to put the code before I started typing! Aaargh! Must try and remember next time!


It was only as I started to type this post that I realised there were a few birds involved, and I will start with this Robin!

This is the letter "E" that I tried to stitch for Jo's last Blog Hop ..... but didn't leave enough time to fully finish - now finished, although not Fully Finished Off..

Pattern from CrossStitcher Magazine
( Issue 351 Dec 2019 )
Stitched on: tea dyed aida

And, just because I love the Robin here's a close-up

This is included in Gifted Georgeousness because I am going to send it to Claire of Aimetu's Stitching for the Annual Christmas tree she displays in her church, although it won't be leaving me just yet as I want to stitch a second accompany it!


Secondly - oh no! I've just realised the photo doesn't show the little bird very well! But anyway the pattern for this was one of the very generous freebies from the lovely Melisa of Pinker & Punkin Quilting.

"A Basket of Spring"
Tea Dyed Aida
Pattern : Melisa of Pinker & Punkin Quilting

At the time of writing this post we had a beautiful pheasant visiting us and I kept trying to take a photo but every time is saw me in the window it flew off!!!!

As you can see, this time was no different!


And lastly, and only because this shows a bird, - here is my "current stitching". coming along slowly.

Oh, and here is another visit from that elusive bird, but why does he have to stand with one foot in the water bowl?????? Funny critta!

And here we are - hiding again!

Oops, and "just because" another project I've been working on lately - until I found I've run out of one of the colours!!!! 

Right, I'm off to visit a few blogs now, and maybe stitch a few stitches later!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Barbara xxx


JOY said...

Your pieces look so meticulous. Very beautiful. Anyone would be lucky to have one of these as a gift.
We dont see those peasants here. Another of Nature's gifts.

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Nice works, Barbara!
I see you carry several at once.
How elusive is that pheasant!
A hug and happy week

Lin said...

Lovely work Barbara and lots of beautiful birds. xx

Christine B said...

Beautiful projects you are working on Barbara. Pheasants are such funny birds always doing something silly! Hope you are keeping well! Hugs Christine xx


Poco a poco van progresando tus trabajos, los pájaros han llegado a tu vida de todas formas... precioso el faisán del jardín.


Mary's Thread said...

Very nice stitching but my goodness, how special to have a pheasant in your yard! He's a handsome fellow!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Love your parade of birds, especially the pheasant. We have one too, he is in love with his reflection in the patio doors! He even ignores Mrs Pheasant in favour of staring at himself in the glass!

Faith... said...

Barbara if you hold down the SHIFT key when you use the ENTER key you will get single spacing between the lines. You will have to do it at the end of each paragraph.

I really love the flowers and all your birds! Your pheasant is funny with how he is playing games with you but at least he now has clean feet!!

Elfie said...

I've had a lovely visit. I really like yourletter with the robon. Such a lovely one.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Oh the E is for the church, how lovely, thank you.

The pheasant is so cute, there are lots in one certain area as we travel to Wales to see our daughter, always a scary bit of driving as they suddenly appear.

I hope your line spacing works.

Annet said...

Such lovely birds! I'm stitching a feather, but didn't take a photo yet. Thanks for your comment on my blog, take care!

Diana Moriel said...

Beautiful collection of embroidery!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love all the birds, especially the Robin! Xxx