This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.
I have always liked birds. I remember noticing their flight patterns and songs as a very young girl; but I never spent any time learning their names or matching color, shape and song to species until I was in my thirties. The day my Farmboy put a bird feeder outside my kitchen window changed everything... Suddenly they were right there in front of my eyes, and each new species I spotted got me excited. I had to identify them right at that moment (thank goodness for internet search engines)! I started taking photos and created a spreadsheet to track each new variety that came to visit.
A decade later, I still get joy each day from my moving landscape. I notice the seasonal patterns of which bird types will come and go with the changes in the weather. And every once in a while a brand new bird will come to call, starting the learning process all over again.
This booklet is the first in a collection which will highlight my favorite Pacific Northwest birds. I will release them in groups of three, and will total at least twelve birds by the time I finish, but I might just keep the collection open and expand beyond my own territory to include yours. Perhaps some of these birds are new to you, or perhaps they also live in your area. Either way, I hope you enjoy taking off on this feathered journey along with me.
All models stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct. Wren with one thread over two.
American Goldfinch: Stitch Count: 59 x 93
Threads: The Gentle Art: Old Red Paint, *Pecan Pie, Brandy, *Ohio Lemon Pie, Grecian Gold, *Shaker White, *Raven, *Piney Woods
Blackheaded Grosbeak: Stitch Count: 69 x 57
Threads: The Gentle Art: Cornhusk, *Barn Grey, *Pecan Pie, *Ohio Lemon Pie, *Endive, Pumpkin Pie, *Shaker White, *Raven, Toffee, *Piney Woods
Mourning Dove: Stitch Count: 97 x 62
Threads: The Gentle Art: Cornhusk, *Barn Grey, *Endive, Weathered Barn, Harvest Basket, Brethren Blue, Woodrose, Parchment, *Pecan Pie, *Piney Woods
*Flosses with an asterisk are used in more than one of the designs, but you will only need one skein total for entire booklet.
DMC conversion provided inside chart cover.
The frames were thrifted and then refinished by me. Tutorial available on request.
All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.