January 17, 2016

Bird Tree

Happy Sunday, all! I'm happy to say it's a three-day weekend. I've put the time to good use with stitching, of course. I finished up this Blackbird Design: "Bird in Hand."
The next bird, which I started today is from Filigram's "Mountain Collection." "Snow Ptarmigan."
I am stitching it on a darkish Lakeside in 40 count; I'm unsure of which color I'm using.
The called for threads are Gentle Art. I had everything but one color in my stash, but I was able to substitute. I spent some pleasant time stitching this today while it snowed gently outside. How luxurious to stitch snowflakes in front of the fire while it snows.
I have put a little time into "Holy Moses" by Silver Creek Samplers." I've been working on this several years and would like to finish it this year.
And here is the bird tree, which I purchased from Amazon. $29! I had thought of buying the 8 foot tree--this one is a little over 3 feet and fits nicely in the niche above the fireplace. I'm looking forward to filling it with birds and perhaps other animals, and then transferring everything to a larger tree when I run out of room. Still, there's quite a bit of room on this tree. I'm quite satisfied with my purchase and although I have a lot of bird charts in my stash, I'm looking forward to finding more birds to stitch and the fabrics to back them.

Happy week!

12 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Love the tree! Stitch on ...

Ana said...

I love your bird tree project. I will come to see your monthly birds, the BBD one is perfect!

Karen said...

Love the bird tree! Can't wait to see all the lovely ornaments you're going to add.

Melissa said...

Wow, you are off to a fantastic start with your bird tree, Glenna! It's going to look spectacular!

Loraine said...

Great job!! I love your tree and all of your stitching.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful tree find! Good for you, Glenna! Congratulations on getting your first bird stitched and a second one started.

Robin said...

Alright Glenna! Look at you go. The birds are lovely and the tree is perfect.

mainelystitching said...

Love your BBD finish, and really like that Silver Creek Sampler you're working on. :)

deb said...

Your stitching is lovely! I'm especially enamored of the BBD Bird in Hand - the color is gorgeous! Did you use the called-for red or change it out?

Margaret said...

Nice! As usual, your taste in stitching projects appeals to me. Love everything! Great bird tree too!

Carol said...

Really, really beautiful bird tree--can't wait to watch it fill up through the year, Glenna. You're off to a wonderful start :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

LOVE the birch tree! And I adore that BBD finish ;)
STITCH ON!