Thursday, 24 March 2011

Applique and birds

Back to Esther's lovely BOM, I might have bitten off more than I can chew! I started preparing that circle with the vines going over and under, in short pieces but that started to get a little difficult.
 Plan B. I'm preparing each circle whole, and then will cut as and where necessary, or that's the plan anyway.
The birds came back but I could not get a photo as they wouldn't stay still. This afternoon they obliged to hang out in the crab apple tree for long enough for me to get a shot or two through the kitchen window. So many of you were right. They are wax wings and apparently they are here in numbers this year because the winter in Scandinavia has been so bad. They will leave soon, but it's been good to have such exotic creatures for a short while.


Exuberant Color said...

I just love the rare treat of a bird that we don't see often. I'm hoping for some pretty ones to stop here on their way south

Vicki W said...

We have Cedar Waxwings here and I love them. They are such elegant looking birds!

Caroline B said...

Lucky you having such exotic visitors in your garden - I think the prowling magpies scare off most of our birdlife!

Susan Briscoe said...

Excellent bird photo - lucky they came so close to your window!

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Esther said...

This block is looking wonderful...and you get your own live bird too, just like I did when I was designing it!

I can't wait to see your 2 x 'Hearts Desires' Sally, you really know how to leap in!

Seriously though, I love it!

Janet said...

Sometimes it takes a bit of figuring out but it looks like you have a good way of doing the circles. I love it when the birds come up close.