Brown/Blue Spotty

18 March 2011

Look who came to dinner

We are fortunate where we live in that we get visits from lots of lovely birds ~ at times the visitors are less glamorous than this guy.
Isn't he gorgeous?
We haven't seen him for a very lomg time and a couple of weeks ago he returned ~ as bright and beautiful as ever.  He even brought his lady friend with him.

Don't they make a lovely couple.
Please excuse the state of our shed - we're hoping that we will have warmer, drier weather this spring/summer and be able to complete all the overdue garden maintenance. 
And a quick update on Grace ~ My Sampler Lady ~ I was able to work on her at stitching group on Tuesday. 
I finished the border and added linen & pins ~ she looks a little more at home now.
It's been a little bit non-stop this week ~ I'm pleased that Friday has arrived!  LM has business in North Yorkshire today, I would have gone with him had I still been part-time.
I have my Embroiderer's Guild monthly meeting tomorrow which I'm looking forward to.

Happy weekend!



Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on Sampler Lady. Great photos of the visitors in your garden.

Christine said...

Great progress on your sampler lady. Hope the finches decide your garden would be a good place to nest

Mouse said...

ooo what lovely picture of the birds .. wish I could get a better picture of my feathered friends ..the sampler lady is coming on grand :) love mouse xxx

Barb said...

Nice pics of the finches, and Grace is progressing so well.Well done to the young man.


Patty C. said...

I stitched the Sampler Lady - love your progress :)

Your little visitor is beautiful - Birds are so much fun in the spring - My husband just repaired my bluebird boxes this week - I had renters before he hammered in the last nail !!

Happy Stitching

Sally said...

Your Sampler Lady is coming along beautifully :)

Lovely photos of the birds.

Jane said...

Hi Kate
Thank you for your recent visits to my blog, I finally have the time today to catch up with everyone and pop over to see you too!
Ooooh, just love Grace, was so tempted to buy the chart at the Stitch Show last week but too many others caught my eye first.
Love the little craft bunnies especially the one popping out of the watering can ~ sooooooooo sweet!
It's lovely to have the Spring visitors back to the garden again, let's hope the good weather stays with us for a while xxx