Valerie Pfeiffer's chickadee patterns are so cute and there are so many of them that I would dearly love to stitch! When I saw this pattern at Canadiana Needlecrafts in Regina, I was delighted to purchase it. Unfortunately it's been sitting collecting dust for most of the year but I started a couple of weeks ago with the goal of at least trying to get one thread done a day if possible.
If I could just get the little white part on the face stitched today I'd be very, very happy :)
I don't know how many times I tried this summer to get a decent shot of the hummingbirds that are coming to our feeder. I managed to actually get this one of the female ruby-throated hummingbird perched for a millisecond on a branch.
My patience won out as I eventually managed to snap these two pictures. The male was too quick for me though. As fall approaches they will be leaving very soon, perhaps even this week.
What a fabulous, marvelous and amazing little bird they are and I hope they are back buzzing around our feeder next year.