Sunday, 26 March 2017

March WIPocalypse

It seems I got a lot more done this past month than I was expecting especially since it was a short month. 
I had a new start in February. It was originally released as a Valentine design last year but I didn't get around to it until this year however I think that once it is framed I will keep it up all year round. Here is Threadwork Primitives Wandering Heart.

This is stitched on 32ct Cherry Pit Brown linen by Dames of the Needle and it gives a lovely rosy glow to the whole piece. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this and look forward to seeing it framed up. I started this on Valentine Day and it took me a month to complete the design.

I needed a break from Paper Snowflakes but once Wandering Heart was complete I dug it out once more and I'm enjoying it once again. Sometimes you just need a break from a piece for a short time and then you come back to it focused once again.
As you can see from the pic, I'm nearing the finish line on this one!

I'm hoping to have this completed by the month's end. I have a couple of new Blackbird Designs ready and waiting for some attention. 
Later in the week I will post again with a pic of my Smalls SAL finish for this month. It's for my granddaughter. Shhhh, it's a surprise!

Spring may arrived according to the calendar but winter is trying to hold on to it's coat tails. Yesterday and today we woke to snowfall although it has stopped now.  Here are a few of the spring visitors to our feeder over the past 2 days.

Slate-Colored Junco

Purple Finch

Here's Mr. Finch again

Mr and Mrs Dove

 Mr Cardinal, peeking out

There have been numerous chickadees dropping by but they don't sit long enough for a picture. During yesterday's snow I hear a familiar call from the neighbour's yard and spotted these Bohemian Waxwings huddled together. There must have been 20 of them in the tree. I'm sorry about the quality of the pics. It was just too great a distance to get a clear photo.

Our neighbour beside us took down their giant pine tree this past November. It was home to a large number of birds and I was afraid that would put an end to the visitors at our feeder but as you can see from the photos our feathered friends still like to drop by for a meal.
See you soon!