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.