We also had a minor invasion the last few days. Two or three times a day we hear birds, LOTS of birds chattering in the trees around the house and then a black cloud descends on the yard. Here's just a small portion of the yard just as they are starting to land, by the time they are all landed, there is hardly any grass to be seen just lots of twigs and leaves being thrown in the air as they look for food. They're grackles, which I think are rather pretty birds, and don't mind them in ones or twos which is what we usually have but I am not so fond of the flocks as they chase all the other birds away.
|Please excuse the trash can..|
My non-IHSW piece was Dimple Designs' Twilight of the Tsars. Here's where I left off last time it was in the rotation:
And here's where I left off Thursday evening:
|Dimple Designs Twilight of the Tsars|
Stitched on 32-count Belfast with recommended fibers and beads
For IHSW I worked on two different projects, an ornament and my Just Nan.
Here is my progress pic for the ornament:
|The Nutmeg Company's Oranges and Lemons Gingerbread House|
Stitched on 14-count yellow Aida and 18-count white Aida with DMC and Mill Hill beads
My second IHSW project and still on the frame, so hopefully there will be more progress by the end of today is Just Nan's Christmas Elegance.
Here's where it was a few weeks ago:
And here's what it looks like now:
|Just Nan's Christmas Elegance|
Stitched on 32-count Antique White with DMC and recommended beads