Friday, February 20, 2015


“The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that 

sang best.” 
 Henry van Dyke

Another page has arrived for my fabric book, from Joan I received this delightful small bird and her colour choice makes it a perfect match to go opposite  the one I already had. It is planned that the books should be completed by the end of March

Although no recent posts I have been busy stitching, I have now made 12 Easter eggs for myself along with some I have sent overseas. This one was made using an unfinished ribbon embroidery. Must check and see if any other unfinished piece can be recycled.  Still need to make my two for Jan but I can report that Caitlin has completed one of hers, it was Guild meeting on Tuesday night and she spent the evening  making it, for my part   I  Buttonhole stitched round the edge of my book pages, stitched with one strand of floss which made a nice edge without creating a ridge.            I have also been researching inspiration and ideas for SAL for stitching friends later in the year and this weekend is International Hermits Stitch Weekend and I plan to stitch some of the Cross stitch Robin's I have collected  I need to stitch the charts  to see if they will not only fit the space in my design but also look  as I think they will. Have you every stitched a chart to be disappointed in that it does not look as good as the picture. I also need a variety of size motifs too
  So do check back next week to see what I have stitched.


Thoeria said...

Lee, this egg is gorgeous! I love the ribbon embroidery on it :)

Vickie said...

Such lovely, soft colors in the bird you were given.
That egg turned out gorgeous!

Madtatter80 said...

Your little page is very sweet and look will look good with the others you have shown us so far. I love the silk ribbon embroidery and what a fun Easter egg.
I love the fiber arts and there is always something to do!

Annie said...

Pretty new birdie. I like the buttonhole stitch edge idea. Will you cover the backs? Or will the backs show?

That is one gorgeous Easter egg!

Annette-California said...

What a beautiful bird page Joan made for you for your book! oooh your egg is so gorgeous! Hope you find those smaller chart designs.
love Annette

Beth said...

Looks like you have a Chickadee to add to your book - very pretty!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The egg is just gorgeous. I love the bird to. You do amazing work.

Carol said...

What a sweet new bird you have, Lee! And the egg--I'm just amazed at how pretty it is :)