A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Birdie breakfast (and white)...and sites, too


Here's Mr. Woodpecker enjoying his breakfast.
Or is it mid-morning snack?

I couldn't believe he just stayed there while I opened the balcony door and stepped outside to take several pictures.  We have at least one pair of these little fellows devouring the suet (and creating lots of racket).  Fortunately our next door neighbours love them!

Today I didn't end up with much in the way of stitching time, but I did manage to add a few things to this block.  The word 'joy' in cross stitch (Joy is what I feel when I'm stitching!); some laced running stitch (upper middle); the buttons on top of the prairie points; and the little cross stitch motifs beside the round doily on the right.  Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having?  Thanks Karen....you rock!!

For your viewing pleasure (and possible help with your organization) have a peek at this post that Karen (another Karen!) from Sew Many Ways has done... HERE.

Further for your viewing (and drooling) pleasure, please go and visit Suzy HERE.  I know I've sent you there before but trust me you really need to go again (and again).  Be sure to scroll down!

This one is for the knitters - Garn Studio has put up their latest Drops collection for spring HERE.  If I could knit like the wind there are a few items here I would certainly love to have.  Please be sure to scroll down to see them all.

HAVE FUN!!







8 comments:

Suztats said...

Is that the Downy or the Hairy woodpecker? We have both coming to our suet baskets, too. I got within a foot of one today when I went to put out more seed. They are beautiful birds.
Your white piece is lovely!

~*~Patty S said...

Such a handsome birdie...I get excited when I see them over my shoulder in our back garden, but unfortunately they are pecking at our redbud tree and that can't be good

Love your white on white...I enjoy stitching and old linens so much too

Happy weekend to you and yours
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

Such a handsome birdie...I get excited when I see them over my shoulder in our back garden, but unfortunately they are pecking at our redbud tree and that can't be good

Love your white on white...I enjoy stitching and old linens so much too

Happy weekend to you and yours
oxo
p.s. not sure my first comment took?

Yvonne said...

Lovely piece MA. Looks like you are enjoying it. Thanks for the links. Will check them out. Love the woodpecker photo. I've been trying to get a better photo of some of my birds here. Hard to do sometimes.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary Ann. I love your linens and white blocks and embroidery--soooooo beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more!
best, nadia

MosaicMagpie said...

Your block is beautiful and I love the buttons placed on the prairie points!
Deb

kaiteM said...

your stitching is beautiful but right now i'm heading over to the knitting link, byee

Pam Kellogg said...

Gorgeous bird photo! I love the woodpeckers. Well, all birdies actually! I'm so looking forward to the Robins coming back. Usually the end of Feb. or the beginning of March. It's the first sign of Spring here in northern Illinois!