Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m combining two blog hops into one post. First up is Wild Bird Wednesday.
It’s the time of the year when our yard birds are strengthening their pair bonds or finding new mates. Northern Cardinals are year round residents in our yard. Here is a picture I captured last year of a male feeding a female.
Another of our year round residents is the American Goldfinch.
They don’t have much color at this time of year but eventually the males will be a brilliant yellow.
I have been happy working with the Knit Picks CotLin™ yarn for these projects. I’ve had the cardinal done since before Christmas but I’m just getting around to show it to you now.
The cardinal includes a little felt piece on its face that I sewed on.
The pattern is very easy to follow and it works up quickly. There are four parts to each bird, the body, tail and two wings.
You can see where I added the hanging loop at the back of the head. It is a good place to balance from and hangs very well.
Next up is the goldfinch.
The goldfinch also has a piece of felt sewn on top of his head. One thing I did differently from the pattern were the wings and tail. The pattern calls for you to use yellow and black to create the wings but since I’m more of a realist and a goldfinch doesn’t have gold on their wings I just did them in black. To add the white bars I embroidered those using white floss.
As you can see from the back view I also added some embroidery to the tail.
I hope you enjoyed this mash up of blog hops that I’m calling Hooking on Wild Bird Hump Day! What a great way to combine two of my loves.
Reminder for Boyz Only!
Don’t forget to get your zoomie pictures to Walter. If you want to participate send a picture of you zooming around anywhere real fast. You could also send me a link to a video you have on YouTube or any other host. It can be indoors or out, on snow or grass. It doesn’t really matter since in Blogville there are no seasons. You can email your picture or link to video to cindywelch(AT)rochester(DOT)rr(DOT)com. The dead lion is just a couple of days away. Please have them to us by March 20th. Any species can participate!
If you want to find out more of the Guys Day events pop over to Frankie and Ernie’s place for more information.