Yep, pretty pitiful, but there is a story to it. The other day I looked out the window in the den and saw a pair of Carolina wrens. One appeared to be keeping guard, the other was scurrying all along the feeder station. I could not figure out what they were doing until the scurrying one turned sideways and I saw little bits of fluff in its bill. Seems it was picking the raccoon fur from around the mounting brackets and screws for the hangers we unintentionally feed a raccoon - at night it climbs up the feeder station pole (despite all of our efforts) and eats the sunflower seeds and leaves little bits of fur that the birds like, so I took the ORTS from my jar and put them on the feeder station to give them a few more choices.
All the ORTS are from Waxing Moon Designs' Summer Sparrow.
|Waxing Moon Designs' Summer Sparrow|
Stitched on 28-count Summer Sky Jobelan with Gentle Art Sampler Threads
My primary stitch this week was Chatelaine's Serengeti. I said last week that I saw a lot of beading in my future. I was only partially right. I finished up the beading fairly quickly but that little medallion in the upper right corner? That took hours and there is still a lot left to do and the best part? There are three more!!! When I eventually finish this medallion, I think I will start part two as a sort of reward.
Stitched on 32-count Summer Sky Jobelan with recommended fibers and beads