Thursday, June 2, 2016

Three in a Row

For three posts in a row I have managed to put some new stitches in my cross stitch project.  I have FINALLY reached the end of the last shepherd.  I still have the final border to finish and then add the beading.  There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.


This is where I was last week.


It was a crazy week around here so there was not a lot of machine time.  I did manage to get my bee block done for Kerry.  She is our June Bee Queen for our #Spellingbeequilt.  Her idea is to make a pixelated style provincial map of Canada.  My word was Manitoba.  


We have a couple of cockatiels that have laid egg after egg, but we have never had a hatchling.  They have finally succeeded in producing a chick.  I'm sure it is a face only a mother could love!!!  I hope it gets better looking soon.  ;-)  We have enjoyed watching both mom and dad feeding the little ball of yellow fluff.  


We are suppose to warm up for the weekend and I am looking forward to some summer temperatures.  Our May was cool and foggy and I am glad to be leaving that behind.

24 comments:

CathieJ said...

I love your stitching and oh what an adorable chick. Yes, right now that is a face that only a mother could love.

Renee said...

What a gorgeous cross stitch! Lovely stitching. Best wishes for your baby cockatiel - that's exciting!

Createology said...

That is an amazing cross stitch you are creating. Yes, that little chick is definitely loved by his mamma. Summer is here and the warmth of the Sun is very welcome. I love Summer! Summer Sunshine Smiles...

Ramona said...

It's exciting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with your beautiful cross stitch. I look forward to seeing its completion. The little chick is so tiny and cute!

Carla said...

Wow, you've made a lot of progress since I last saw this. It's so beautiful. Love your little ball of fur. It should be a lot of fun watching it grow.

KimM said...

Great progress on your project.....looking forward to seeing the little hatchling grow.
xxx

Jeanna said...

I've never seen a pixelated quilt but I'm sure it will be interesting.

Congratulations on the new baby...please share growth photos.

barbara woods said...

love what you are stitching on. Hope it warms up for you, I was cool here but last week went straight up to 90

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your cross stitching is immaculate! Also love your Manitoba and little ugly duckling chick.

quiltmania said...

Love your cross stitching, and the pixelated Manitoba is amazing!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow !! This little one is sooo cute, Mary :)

Sherry said...

It is great to see your beautiful project getting closer to being finished. I have done a lot of cross stitch and appreciate how much work you project involves. The chick is a face only a mother could love. It will be interesting to watch it grow.

Maria said...

WOW Mary you are nearly finished your lovely cross stitch. Will be framed and hung for Christmas I am sure...
Your Word blocks look challenging as do the Sewing Notions in the previous post..
LOL yes I agree ,the wee chick isn't very pretty right now....

Mdm Samm said...

Oh Mary, your progress is worth celebrating...it will no doubt be a finish for Christmas yes? and your Manitoba blocks, well done..
and a sweet chick, at first I was not sure what you held in your hand...glad you told us and yes when they are first hatched they are not as pretty as a week will bring...it is very cool here this am....certainly need a blanket outside drinking my coffee....

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em's scrapbag said...

Your nativity cross stitch will be such a treasure. It is truly amazing.

Teresa in Music City said...

Well I am sure you are right - only a mom could love that face, although it is terribly sweet! Way to go on persevering with the cross stitch. I have a Lord's Supper that I should get out one day and finish - it's huge and about 3/4 done, but ugh!!!!

Stephanie said...

Looking forward to hatchling and cross stitch updates. I love baby pics. LOL

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Baby birds are so vulnerable looking but fun to watch grow into feathered birds. Hope it makes it.

Carla said...

Your cross stitch is just gorgeous! Won't it be nice at Christmas ; )

Ivory Spring said...

How beautiful, Mary!!!! I enjoyed seeing how your Nativity is coming together.... you deserve a medal working on that piece. And the other quilty projects are just as precious. :)

Thank you so much for visiting me... I haven't been around much lately! But yes, I do wish I could be a speck of dust on my quilts traveling with them. :o)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your cross stitch project looks very intense. And good job on "Manitoba." I hope to get mine completed some time next week.

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OPQuilt said...

Ah, you put me to shame with your stitching! I haven't touched it for too long, but I love your posts about it, as it keeps me motivated. (Now if I'd just do something with that!)

Elizabeth