A Handsome Pheasant.

On Sunday I posted about my pheasant block, this is a kit from Raggedy Ruff Designs, I’ve quite a few waiting to be stitched. I only started it on Saturday evening, so by Sunday I’d made the background block, cut out all the applique pieces and made a start with embroidering it…

Yesterday I decided to crack on and finish it. It’s not a very big block, it’s about 6″ by 12″ so it didn’t take too long.

I stitched all the feather patterns first and once I was happy with the bird I stitched the grasses and wild flowers behind. Doing this kind of sewing makes me appreciate my automatic needle threader on my machine as every couple of minutes you have to change thread! I’ve got a limited selection of machine embroidery threads, all variegated, I’m hoping to get some more colours but unfortunately the ones I like are usually only sold in huge rolls so I’ll have to wait for a show so I can have a good look for some.

I’m pretty pleased with my pheasant, I’m getting better at remembering to breathe when I’m doing the free motion embroidery! I particularly like all the different shades on his body, it all blends in beautifully when seen from a reasonable distance. I not sure which Raggedy Ruff design I’m stitching next, maybe a lampshade or a clock…

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to A Handsome Pheasant.

  1. Jane M says:

    He looks magnificent. Love your grasses and seed heads too.
    An automatic threader sounds like an excellent gadget to have, especially if you are changing colours frequently

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    He’s a very handsome chap.

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  3. Ruth L. says:

    Your pheasant is gorgeous. I looked at the Raggedy Ruff website yesterday and watched a few of the (4 year old) YouTube videos. Lots of thread changes is right. Not only that but a variety of thread sizes. I’m loving your result. I’m loving so many of those patterns. But I’m not brave enough to try it myself. Yes, I’m a scaredy cat.

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  4. He certainly is most handsome.

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