A couple of weeks ago I stitched a kookaburra, it was a kit from Fido Stitch Studio on Ebay, I was really pleased with the detail in such a small piece of cross-stitch. I’d bought two kits at the same time, so pretty much straight after I finished it I started the next one. This is the kookaburra…
The next kit is of a wren, one of our smallest birds, but one of the loudest! For such a little bird they have a beautiful, loud song. We had a pair who for a couple of years nest just above our backdoor under the shelter of the carport, dawn chorus was very noisy but wonderful to hear.
I found the wren much more taxing to stitch,mainly because it’s basically a little brown bird, never mind fifty shades of grey, twenty shades of brown was quite enough for me! I got lost in the stitching a few times until I’d both got my eye in for the different shades and also stitched sort of a framework of the darker or lighter colours, ones which stood out slightly so I could work out where I was.
I stitched the wren on 32 count linen again, instead of the 14 count aida provided, so it’s come out at about 3″ square, just nice size to make into a ‘small’.
I finished it at the weekend, I love it, it’s really caught the cocky nature of this little bird…
There’s lots of lovely bird and animal designs on the Fido Stitch page, I’m quite tempted with the kingfisher, he looks gorgeous, but I must try and stitch some of my stash first, before I start buying yet more kits!!
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for lots of hand-stitched inspiration.