Tuesday, January 8, 2008

For the birds

Tuesday January 8, 2008

I was in Cobourg at Joyce's this morning and took this photo of her HAED "The Tempest" progress. It is coming along nicely but like everyone she did not get as much done over the holidays as she would usually. I worked on this ornament from JCS 2007 yesterday and today. This Woodlands Woodpecker (as he is called in the magazine) stitched up pretty fast with only a few colours in him. I still have to add a bead for his eye.
And here is my cardinal which I just love. He too was a pretty fast stitch and is also from the JCS 2007 Ornament issue. I sttiched him on dark green. He is shown on red fabric in the magazine but it was just a little too much red for me.
I was wondering to myself this weekend why I didn't do any ornaments last year. Then it came to me. I spent oodles of time doing about 35 or 40 name tags for my retreat in August. So really I did even more small ornament sized things...they just got finished differently!

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Lovely ornaments! I saw that cardinal on the red and I agree with you. It was just too much red. It pops out much better on the green.

Wendy said...

Great ornaments, Ann. And Joyce's Tempest is looking wonderful.

Jennifer aka Sweet Pea said...

DH stitched the woodpecker - he used a hematite seed bead for the eye and black and irridescent bugle beads on the bottom. I'm so glad someone else stitched it too - he was too cute not to get some love.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, Joyce's Tempest is coming along beautifully and I love that cardinal on the green. It stands out much better. The woopecker is really nice. and I appreciate my nametag with the nutcracker on it. I have it still!!! See you soon

Beatrice said...

Your birds are wonderful!!
Joyce's piece is amazing..!!!!!!

Beatrice said...

Oh yes not to forget the name tags..I love my songbird..you did do a lot last year!!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Beautiful bird ornaments! I much prefer the cardinal on the green fabric. And Joyce's Tempest is beautiful.