Thursday, January 29, 2015


A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer     
 it sings because it has a song
Maya Angelou.

A very special bird has arrived, the first page for my book,  Lyn has stitched it for me inspired by "Canterbury Garden Bird" 1970 by Don Binney ( NZ Artist) also special for it was many many years ago in Canterbury that Lyn and I met. The embroidery technique she has used is Colbert Embroidery, Lyn has also set our group a challenge in this work later in the year.

 My last page has been posted out so will share as soon as I know it has arrived, and now I have a special bird page to stitch to send overseas and the challenge will be that it is not a New Zealand bird, it is always easier to stitch birds I know. I will be stitching the Chickadee  and as part of my research I have been watching Lesley the bird nerd's videos of these delightful small birds on You Tube.
Thank you to all who left comments on my last post I have read and enjoyed them  no replies yet as I am still trying to work my way round the new set up on my computer that lists them all one email  I did intend to be better this year at replying to comments, don't give up on me yet.

This past week has been spent playing with fabric, and yes having lots of fun for all the details of what I have been doing visit my other blog other side of the mountain Now I am off to sort out fabric and threads for some serious stitching.


Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty Lee. Such different stitching.

Annette-California said...

Lyn's design is beautiful! Lovely page for your book. love Annette

Thoeria said...

WHat a lovely piece! That background is a very curious looking stitch....I'm going to have to go google this technique to learn more about it :)

Annie said...

What a nice way to depict the bird. I just looked up Colbert embroidery. I'd never heard of it. Very interesting technique and I found some beautiful antique examples.

Vickie said...

Very sweet page you received. Have fun!

Carol said...

I love this bird that Lyn stitched for you, Lee! Your book will be spectacular :)