Sending a little love on Valentine’s Day

Good morning, my stitching friends! How are you doing on this “lovely” Valentine’s Day? (That is actually wishful thinking–it is a mere 22° here this morning, the coldest weather we’ve had in a long time). The good news is that they are calling for partly sunny skies! Hmm… I’ll believe it when I see it–it has just been one grey, cloudy, rainy, depressing day after another here in western Pennsylvania. But, we did get a nice snowfall a week ago (which promptly melted, although it sure was lovely while it lasted!). I’ll share some photos with you later on in the post. 

I’ve finished my ornament for February and it is a cutie, if I do say so myself! This is Bent Creek’s “Red Bird Globe” stitched on a piece of mystery color/mystery count fabric. I think it may be 36 ct. linen as I used only one thread, but I did end up using two strands on the white “snow” part to provide better coverage.  The fabric is a very pretty blue/grey color–sure wish I knew what it was as I’d love to buy more of it for winter stitching. The white shows up so well, doesn’t it? Isn’t this cardinal sweet–I just think his little striped scarf blowing in the wind is adorable. I used Smyrna stitches on the scarf and the lighter brown bands on the globe’s base to provide texture. The bird is stitched all in Week’s Dye Works “Indian Summer” using the darker portion of the thread for the wing.

My February Ornament finish

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