The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bird Dance

 
This is where I left off on Bird Dance
back in April...
yikes,
has it been that long.

 
I am finally adding the stems and embellishments to
 each berry and there are 96 of them.

 
I decided to use just one embellishment stitch,
the Fly Stitch on each berry.
 
 
The stems are stitched with the Palestrina Knot
using a Razzle embellishment thread.
Razzle threads have a silky hand
and a beautiful natural sheen.
The thread is not always easy to work with,
 but definitely worth the effort.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Bighorn Sheep

 
After a recent heavy snow the Bighorn Sheep are back.

 
A beautiful, healthy Ram.

 
And he knows it.

 
Two large Rams in this herd.

 
Lots of little ones and their moms.

 
I adore these creatures.
 
 
Check out those horns.

 
Together...

 
They watch out over their herd.

 
The Rams are in their rut so...

 
I guess they like to show off...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bored???

 
He's...

 
really bored.
 
 
Seriously bored....

 
Bored to tears...

 
Bored to death...

 
Bored senseless...


 
Bored silly...
 
 
No...just watching over his stash of seed,
covered by pines cones and
pieces of antler bones.
 
He's very serious about his seed...
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Flying in Circles

 
I designed and started stitching this quilt
top way back in 2005.
All the applique is needle turned.
I've been looking at it pinned to my ceiling
for all those years.
Good grief, that's twelve years.
Time to add borders to the left and right
and then hand quilt it.
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

World Animal Day

 
There...

 
are some...

 
who...

 
can...

 
live...

 
without...

 
wild things...

 
and some...

 
who...

 
cannot...
 
~Aldo Leopold~
 
It's World Animal Day...
Celebrate, respect and protect all animals around the world.