The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Bighorn Sheep

 
A few of my photos of the Bighorns from the last few days.
 

The Lambs are so cute and so laid back in
 the way they mingle in the herd.

 
The Rams are in their rut so lots of posturing as they
compete for the females. 

 
Notice how this Ram has rubbed off the ends of his horns,
called brooming.

 
Twins...

 
Mom and her little one.

 
There were four Rams in this herd and he was
definitely the biggest and most striking.

 
Cute, cute, cute!!!!!

 
One of the Ewes with a broken horn that is growing back.


A handsome Ram with his upper lip curled
as he follows the scent of a female in heat.
 
Definitely a highlight of my day to be able to
take this many photos of such a beautiful and healthy herd.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Eggplant Birds

 
Can we say purple....


The stitch outlining the bird's body is the Threaded Backstitch using
a metallic thread and a razzle thread.
 

 
Lot of snow the few days and I have been distracted taking
pictures of a large herd of Bighorns here on the property.
I will post those soon after going through probably a
hundred photos I have taken so far.
 
 
 
Here's a preview...
 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Elk....


 
Out and about on a drive along the Yellowstone River
 and came across a small herd of Elk.

 
We all need an afternoon nap.
 
 
The area hasn't had any snow until today so they
 are finding it easy to find green grass right now.

 
A young one...

 
I think they have such beautiful color tones this time of year
as they have already put on their winter coats.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Pumpkin Birds

 
I absolutely love the color of these birds.
Hard to see, but inside the head feathers
 are long drizzle stitches that have been couched down.

 
The embellishments on the head are stitched with blue Sea Grass.
Also using several long drizzle stitches that has been couched down.
 
 
I think these birds may be my favorites so far
 with the rich contrast between the
gray backgrounds and the pumpkin birds.
Bullion Knots are used to outline the bird wing.
I use a #1 Milliner needle for any of the
 wrapped stitches as Sue suggests.
 
All the birds legs on all the blocks are made using
multiple Bullion Knots. 
 
 

Monday, November 07, 2016

Oh no...


What happened?

 
Did that mean squirrel bite you?
I know which one.
No peanuts for him!

 
Is it bleeding, does it hurt?

 
Yes, I see the bite marks.
Where's your Mom?
Let her kiss it and make it better.