moving along, and another backyard rescue

14 Aug

I could might get this done in time for the exhibit!

stitched hexes

stitched hexes b

The honeycomb/hexes/cells are stitched with rhubarb root dyed cotton perle–i just love the way this dye glows an any fibre!

I wanted to add more of my treasured and hoarded walnut dyed lace, but i put it somewhere in a safe spot–and someone has moved or hidden the safe spot!!!

And Greyman to the rescue again! He was going to mow the back 40 last night, but found a young robin by the lawnmower, so for the next hour we fed, watered and kept safe the fella until his Momma came back. He was full grown in size, but not in temperament or self care, but still with baby feathers, so pretty!

rescue 1

rescue 2

rescue 3

rescue 4

rescue 5

No sign of him this morning, so hope he’;s safe, but we can hear Momma.


Posted by on August 14, 2016 in embrilting, in progress, Not so ordinaries


4 responses to “moving along, and another backyard rescue

  1. Angie

    August 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I really like the hex outlines you’ve added- is that couched stitching? Hard to tell from the pics. And my goodness your birdie is adorable- I would’ve been taking mad pics of it too! Lookit his fluff!!! My robin that follows me around when I’m gardening I’ve named Smaug.

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    • arlee

      August 15, 2016 at 6:57 am

      That’s a whipped backstitch, one of my favourites. Depending on the weight of the thread, it gives a lovely graphic line, like drawing.

      I have a couple of garden buddy robins as well–one of them is Baby’s Momma. And he spent the night in a cat carrier in the sunroom, as Greyman found him again in the alley, soaking wet and cold. Happy and fed this morning again, he’ll be set back outside with the carrier door open, so he can decide whether or not to hang around, or go. Honestly, i think he’s a little “challenged” in the brains and fear department………….


  2. Pia

    August 18, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I completely missed the fact that you had moved and forgot to investigate missing posts. Hello again!

    Liked by 1 person


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