The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

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.

5 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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