Saturday, May 2, 2009

Week Eighteen: Prairie Schooler Spring Robin







It's May! It is hard to believe that I have stitched 18 pieces and that my 2009 "Ornament a Week" challenge is one third over--so far, so good. Now I'm just wondering when I will ever have the time to finish them all into ornaments... I stitched this Prairie Schooler robin (from the Spring and Fall leaflet) on 32-count flax Belfast linen using DMC threads. This spring we have our very own robin who sits patiently day after day on her nest filled with three blue eggs. I think the blue of the robin's egg has to be one of the prettiest colors in the world and I took a photo to show you the tiny eggs in their protected nest in the holly bush located just outside the bay window in our den. The mother robin was harder to photograph--very skittish and upset that a human would invade "her" territory, but I did manage to catch her in the photograph below. I look forward to seeing the babies hatch in the coming weeks...


Three lovely sky-blue robin's eggs...

The mother robin guarding her nest...

4 comments:

Taffy said...

Wow - - an ornament a week is quite a challenge. I enjoyed looking at your work. It all looks wonderful.

blueladie said...

Wow your Robin is beautiful! Well-done, Carol!
Cathryn
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Just Jules said...

beautiful robin art.... love it. Thanks for letting me pass through

Leah said...

I love the photos of mama bird and her eggs. That shade of blue is one of my favourites too. Great PS finish!