Ah, more sweet birdy love stitcheries........
Guess who it was inspired by?
Saturday afternoon saw two young Robins visit our patch.
It made working outside all the more enjoyable as they flitted between the bare branches of the Silver Birches looking for a tasty treat or two.
Notice the flash of white on his wing, it makes a very distinct 'V' shape when viewed from behind.
The above pic was taken Sunday morning. Even with the zoom lens at maximum capacity, you will have to click and enlarge the pic to get a good look at him.
I was thinking how the birdlife around here isn't all that varied and colourful compared to say, bird life in the US...........
A few minutes later, I spied these two beautiful Parrots.
Once again, click on the pic to get a better look.
I have to share a few photos I found on hubby's camera whilst uploading pics I took.
No 1 had been out snapping away at the beautiful Autumn foliage.
Obviously, this pic was taken a few weeks ago, but the colour is stunning and of course 'I just had to show you'....
I remember him taking photos of the full moon last month.
They turned out a treat, not computer enhanced at all, just how it was on the night.
We'll often head outside to enjoy the full moon, it's reflection glinting on the water in the dam. Although, now you definitely need to rug up as it's very chilly.
Occasionally we'll let loose with a howl or two...............
It sets the dogs off across our valley, hehe, I know, I know, but every now and then you have to 'embrace the child within'........
After some birdy stitching this morning I thought I would make a little brooch.
I'm calling this my 'comments brooch'.
Here's a WIP pic.......... wonky lines 'n all, just the way I like it.
There's a plastic pocket for you to put your comments in ........
Maybe answers to questions frequently asked or a statement about how you are feeling that day.
The options are endless.
Certainly made me smile and I can't wait to wear it and see people's reactions.
I 'll tweak the next one and sew straight lines around the pocket so the comment sits neatly inside.
Outside in the orchard last Friday, No. 1 decided it would be a good idea to make an apple pie from the windfall apples............hmmmmm, first time for everything.
Standing back and just explaining a few things here and there, he whipped up a double crust apple pie and I have to say it was delish.
A little bit of adjustment next time and it will be spot on.
The decos on top are my handiwork, flowers and leaves..........no birds.
No he's really not violent and I don't know where he gets the ...................... (fill in the blank, I can't think of the word) from but it's certainly not from me.
I'm the shy retiring type, shun the spotlight 'n all that.
You will notice the carton of custard on the bench, I had suggested home made custard would be preferable but as he was making the pie, he insisted on bought custard and who am I to disagree with the cook?
I would just like to thank you all for your lovely, encouraging comments on my birdy stitchings from my last post.
I have been asked to do a tutorial on free motion embroidery by a couple of lovely people and I am hoping to post one soon, so as they say "watch this space"
Well, there's only one more day till the official start of Winter.
This is what I wait for all Summer, so I better enjoy it...........
I have dug my red leather gloves, beanie, scarves and jacket out of the wardrobe and drawers.
I intend to put them to good use and enjoy every minute of it, so if you hear me complain at all, feel free to remind me "I love Winter"
I hope this finds you enjoying the weather wherever you are.
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To all new followers don't forget to bring your bag of breadcrumbs with you when you visit as chances are I will be leading you up the garden path in search of a Robin or two.......
Till next time, take care,