Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Dance! - B is for Blackbird

Design: B is for Blackbird (from A*B*C)
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Threads: DMC as charted, modification noted below.
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream
Stitches: Half cross stitch

This is my final stitching happy dance for 2009. I finished it on the 28th, and I'd hoped to have had "A is for Anchor" done too, but work commitments have got in the way... sigh. It's not very flat, as I laid it out on my fluffy duvet...

I loved working on this, despite a visit from the frog. I only made one modification from the design as it was charted, and that was to turn the red eyes of the blackbirds into one of the gold colours, as blackbirds over here have yellow rims to their eyes. It was nice working on this to think of the nesting pair of blackbirds my parents' garden hosted - they used to make their nest in an old honeysuckle bush.

And is is how it looks with the first letter I did.

I'm so enjoying this, I'm not sure I'm going to want to knuckle down to my Year of the UFO project, but I must...

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Your stitching is just beautiful and you're inspiring me to go find the charts and get started myself.

What does "a visit from the frog" mean? Haven't heard that phrase before.

Happy New Year!