Just a comfortable place, we reply,
perched on one of my shepherd crooks that I hang lights from and she had a little twig with berries in her mouth. I did not have my camera with me, being that my hands were full of bird foods of every type imaginable and she was watching eagerly to see if I had any meal worms ... ( of course I did) and I thought I really must do a little series on her. She is such a beautiful lady and so friendly and I feel she should have a place on our wall somewhere as to should Mr Red Robin, who again is so very friendly. My husband calls me Mrs Doolittle and I guess I am. Animals do tend to know some how if you would not hurt them in any way shape or form and this affords me some lovely time with nature who have chosen to trust me .... I consider myself humbled that they trust me so openly.
In love with the idea of doing this little series and with the idea of doing some sort of textile layered art behind the embroidery bird I think it will look good. Things hanging from their mouth like Miss Muddy Beak with her branch of berries and a bit of my whimsical imagination thrown in, I have high hopes. With some lovely embroidery thrown in as well and maybe some felted something too from vintage wool.
The words for the Autumn one are going to be ....
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
I love this and of course this will be with her treasured twig of berries ... I am going to doodle what I would like to have in each one, Miss Muddy Beak will be famous!! I feel different little crowns on her head for each season would be fitting too, she is such a little princess of a bird and so very tame with me. However she hates photos so it has been hard to take any, If I lift my phone up she does not like it and so this is just a waiting game and hope that she will eventually be happy that this black thing will not hurt her either!
My Mum used to be a very good artist but when I got her to draw her dog the other day it was not very good and I am not sure if it was that she could not be bothered or that she has lost the art, which would be so sad. I am going to have another go by taking over my design journal and talking to her about this series and see if it excites her at all. She has never been a stitcher and I do not get it from that side of the family but on my Dads side but she could always draw and would help with Art homework by suggestions so I hope to get her doing some bits to fill her day. Of course I have had a little play and I am not sure when I get round to it .. 1. Do I embroider or 2. Do I appliqué and embroider ... any thoughts? I am going to appliqué the crown that you can see in the picture above anyway and there will be some cream beads stitched to it but do I appliqué the body too ( see the one I cut out) then I can just tiny stitch detail feathers ....
The garden is sort of fading out of Summer now and Autumn is truly in residence with leaves
changing colour and falling as well. The grass has slowed up with its growth and there is a damp chilly feel in the air. The birds are always looking now for the food that we provide them with and I cut up some grapes the other day into little bits and they loved them, especially Mr Red Robbin, he loves to sit on the shepherd hooks in the garden and see what meals are provided for his pleasure!
Well also I attended the West Country Textile fair on Saturday and it was incredible with only three people stalling and the hall was full of wonder. There was The Washerwoman the lovely Liz and Jack and then there was Donna Flower Vintage and Vintage to Victorian as well. So I was in fabric, quilt and button heaven for a few hours.
I bought some lovely bits and bobs and will show you later on maybe next week but for now here is the Victorian Quilt that I bought from Donna Flower and I
Well that is the news here from Homespun HQ today and I hope you have enjoyed your read. Take Care and I will see you back here on Thursday.
Happy Stitching! XX