Saturday, July 03, 2010

Eleventh Finish For 2010

FI-NAL-LY! It was close and I probably could have had it done by the end of June (2010) if I had pulled a late night but...I didn't. So, yesterday afternoon I put in the last of the backstitching. Here is Piping Plover by Crossed Wing Collection -

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I'm quite pleased with the finished piece and can picture it framed with a weathered board like wood. That probably won't happen for awhile though but it will be one that will go up on our walls :o)

The baby is so sweet -

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The eggs aren't filled with stitches and I thought that to be quite odd. I didn't want to attempt to fill them myself so I just went with it and didn't change a thing. After much thought, I have decided to count this as a medium piece.

If anyone is wondering, this pattern came out of leaflet number 16...Extinct Is Forever. There are four bird patterns; Piping Plover, Golden-Cheeked Warbler, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker and Kirtland's Warbler. It's a shame that we have to see these birds disappear :o(

As stated in a previous post, I was inspired to stitch this piece. The reason? Seeing one of these little guys on the beach one day :o)

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They are quite the characters for such a small bird. Their eggs are SO small and SO camouflaged that known nesting areas are closed off so people walking on the beach don't accidentally walk on the eggs :o( I would hate to see the beaches void of these sweet little birds. If you see signs posted, please respect them so the next generation can enjoy seeing the plovers as well :o)


20 comments:

Tina said...

It's beautiful, I love it. Crossed Wing Collection has some beautiful patterns. I have a few but never finished one yet lol....So little time so much to stitch.

Jane said...

Love it Pumpkin, a really cute design and a weathered board wood finish will be fab. It always feels odd to have parts that don't have any stitching but I think the designers have their reasons and normally know best and certainly the little eggs look great with this finish x x x

Daffycat said...

Oh, congratulations Cathey! A wonderful finish. The little Plovers are beautiful birds, aren't they?

Es said...

This is gorgeous! And your stitching is so neat! I think the eggs look fine not filled, although that's probably to do with the colour of the fabric.

I've not heard of Crossed Wing Collection before, so I'll be checking it out :o)

Melanie said...

Very nice!

We're used to seeing netting up all over the beaches here to protect the plovers nesting areas and I agree - they are fun to watch.

Irene said...

Nice finish !

Carolyn said...

Cathey,

I love this pattern. You did a great job. Congrats on your finish.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing this nice little piece. I have a couple of Crossed Wing charts myself and maybe I should choose one oft hem to get out of my stitching slump ...

Leslie said...

Wow! that is gorgeous!!!

Carol said...

That has to be one of my favorite finishes of yours, Cathey--so sweet! I like the way the eggs remain unstitched in parts. There is just something about mama birds and their babies that I love...

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Blu said...

Lovely finish. This is such a cute design!

Annie said...

That's a gorgeous finish! And how sweet to have the inspirational photo as a companion piece!

zoomcity said...

Congratulations! Plovers are so cute, so fun to watch. I've never seen a baby. :(

Lisa said...

a lovely finish, well done.

Barb said...

It's a pretty piece. Great job on it.

stitcherw said...

Gorgeous finish, and the little baby is so cute. It will look wonderful with a rough wood frame. That's great Popcorn was so good at the vets, what a cutie she is. I hadn't realized there was normally a difference in personalities between the males and females like that, glad you got a little girl that's so laid back.
Sue

Little Cat said...

Aww, that's cute! Well done on a lovely finish.

Gen said...

Great job Cathey! Crossed Wing Collection made a great pattern, the bird is so resembling to the one of your picture, wow!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful finish! It's so pretty and your stitches look perfect! Congrats.

Angela P said...

Congrats on the finish, it's beautiful!