Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wool birds and real flowers

I'm starting to embellish the wool birds with embroidery! I've barely begun in these photos, and I can tell it'll take me awhile to get them all gussied up. I'm planning to do most if not all of the 30 bird blocks in Sue Spargo's book.

They still need feet, eyes, a lot more embroidery and some sparkly beads. The blue thread being wrapped around the long needle is my beginner attempt at the drizzle stitch.

I'm linking this post to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays, in case you want to see what other fiber artists have been up to this past week:

Also adding color to my weekend were these glorious dahlias in the quaint little town of Pt. Gamble. I went to get more wool at the Quilted Strait but ended up spending a lot of time in the public garden marveling at the large size and perfection of the flowers.

This last flower harbors a tiny tree frog. You can barely see its head peeking out from among the petals.

 I blogged more about Pt. Gamble in these posts:

 Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Your wool birdies are lovely, and I can't wait to see them when they are finished! You have such a way with embroidery... I used to do a lot, but it's been ages.
The Dahlias are awesome, and I love the tiny frog... great job posing him, madam photographer!

Julia DesertSpring said...

I love the little tree frog! There is a dahlia bush in my yard that's still blooming. I'll have to send you a picture.

Robbie said...

I still think these are adorable!!! And your workmanship is quite nice as well!!! Flowers!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Del said...

Lovely birdies - looks like a fun project.
Gorgeous dahlias. It took me a while to find the frog. Del

Gwyned Trefethen said...

It was the turquoise and orange that first caught my attention. A favorite combination. Add some whimsical birds and you have me smiling.

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

love, love, love These flowers. My Dahlia won't get big! :-(