Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday Finish and weekly friends!


This week I finished a piece I was working on, a design by Cheri Saffiote. It is fun to do Christmas throughout the year and I will have lots of gifts for next year. I do plan on selling some things this year, so I need to organize what I have and what will sell.

This piece was done with colored pencils and DMC floss, then I used a bit of glitter floss in each design element to add a pop. I am not sure what the black line by the glove is, but it doesn't belong.

And what is not showing is the edging along the outer border. I did a feather stitch in red and love how it looks on the piece.

Last weekend we took a drive to the ocean and sat at the breakaway. Of course the seagulls were abundant, there are several restaurants in the area, so lots of scraps. They are the same seagull, the darker one is the younger one.

And I always have fun watching the common Eiders, they are great fishermen. The female has a catch and the males are white and black, the other is the younger male.

And we got to watch the seal as it swam in, as the tide was going out. Someday I will get a close up of some seals.

And another thing to enjoy on the docks is, boats, and ferries. Someday I would love to do some art pieces of the fishing boats. I cheated and added a blue sky, not much sun lately.

On the way home, I spotted a few hawks. Bill drives and I saw Hawk and sometimes he actually hears me and stops, lol. This guy was closer, but when I opened the window to shoot, he took off, so I was able to catch him further in the field, high up in a tree. This is a Red Shouldered Hawk.

No sun but lots of snow lately and more today. I enjoy seeing all the birds who come in the snow, they seem to be more active when it is snowing.

And a few sit in the trees, too shy to come to the feeder when I am around. The chickadees are the friendliest, they sit and chatter at me.

And a visitor who is not allowed on the porch, but I let him sit for a photo. I have food in the other feeders that they are allowed to have, but they know there are peanuts upstairs.

And last but not least, time with the boys. Mom and dad were car shopping so the boys spent the day with us. Too cold to go out, so we had fun playing at home. Of course Bean wanted everyone to play with him, he is such an attention hog.

I hope you all had a good week and staying warm. It won't be long before Spring is here, I can't wait.


acorn hollow said...

as always a great finished piece, Also great shots of the birds. Your oldest grandson doesn't look like a little boy anymore he is growing so fast.

Kate said...

I love the photo of Bean and the boys!!!

The Merry Olde Dame, Holly said...

Very fitting that featherstitch is used, with so many pretty birds around you. Interesting that the young birds don't have the flashy coloring of the adults yet. They are still learning and need that bit of camouflage, I think.

Sandra said...

I love the featherstitch on your little quilt. Great pictures of the birds. Chickadee's are one of my favorite birds.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a sweet little finish!
The boys are getting so grown up! Cute.

Robin Leuschen said...

Beautiful finished piece as always ❤️❤️

TheCrankyCrow said...

Cute little're going to have some lucky giftees this Christmas! I was reorganizing my hooked rugs and came upon one you did many many moons ago that I purchased - "Ghostly Rider." I will have to take a photo sometime and share it. It's a great piece. (Having some internet/wifi/technology woes right now....) I absolutely ADORE that photo of the squirrel!! Picture perfect! AND perfect picture!!! I wanna play with Alex and Nick (and Bean!)....anything with palm trees of any sort this time of year I'm in for! ~Robin~

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I too love Cheri designs...just finished two smaller quilts from her group page. Great bird pics. We have a lot of snow, so the birds have been coming in droves to the feeders.

Carole said...

Your projects are always so lovely. Great pictures! You're photography is quite nice. Thanks for sharing.