The Heron

The Heron

Monday, February 20, 2012

An ornament and a Bird!

Well, my last post showed a Halloween finish. Today , I'm showing my first really finished ornament. I used the finishing tutorial on The Twisted Stitcher's blog. Vonna has done a great thing by sharing all her super ideas with all of us. This was a very old piece that my daughter did for me many years ago, probably 15 to 20 years ago. It was fun to finish. But did take quite a bit of time. I took her advice and didn't rush the job. I've also posted a few pictures of a flicker who has been a regular at our bird feeder.

I believe this was from a Prairie Schooler chart. The chenille trim is from the Victorian Motto sampler. The bow is ribbon the color of the green in the ship even though it looks darker. I bought the little antiqued bell at a local gift shop.

Here is the flicker that has been visiting our feeder each day!

Now he's after some suet.
Thanks for taking a look. I'm really switching up my holidays! Tomorrow I'll have my first Easter finish to show.


  1. The flicker is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your Easter decorations!

  2. Very cute finish, Barb--I never get tired of PS designs!

    Amazing bird, too--I've never seen one in real life :)

  3. Congrats on your first ornament finish - looks good and I hope you now have the courage to do many more - I'm one of those who has never created an ornament or "finished" a small. I've read Vonna's wonderful tutorials, but have yet to dive in. We usually have lots of Flickers but no this Winter - I think the Hawks have driven them away. Yesterday I did see 3 and am hoping they've returned.

  4. wonderful job! i don't think i have ever seen a flicker before!