every afternoon as soon as i get home from work, i've been outside birdwatching and trying for photos. my favorite of all is the tiny little yellow one, i still am not quite sure, but i think its the lesser goldfinch. the top photo shows it like i saw it yesterday (a million miles away) and the other two photos are film taken a few years ago, but i think its the same bird. i am going to keep trying for better photos. i love this little bird.
so i tried to make it, in cross stitch. i used to love to do this. but then i used to be able to see better. oh my gosh it was challenging to do. i want to do more, but next time i think using a bigger counted fabric would be a better idea. the bag was made out of an old dress and blouse i found at our local thrift shop on saturday morning. i really lucked out finding a large linen dress, that was in disrepair. it even had beautiful mother of pearl buttons i can reuse. i like my new bag very much, but so does someone else, and her birthday is friday. maybe i will surprise her.
my sweater graduated from the tiny size 1 needle to a size 3, so it's really moving along now! as long as i don't touch any other sizes (projects) this is beginning to feel perfectly normal (and not like i'm knitting in miniature).
before i leave (late for work, again!) i wanted to share a few links with you:
if you are in the u.s. don't forget to enter to win this contest (there are only 10 days left!)
and this one is open to almost the entire world ( i have three entered! oh the prizes!)
and there is a very good thing happening here
i hope you have a great day,