This year I had decided that I wasn't going to participate in many artist trade card swaps. Then what did I go ahead and do but joined not just one but two trades. This landscape atc is for The Great Canadian atc swap. We're supposed to send in 3 with a theme about something related to our province.
This atc is for the stitchin fingers atc swap with the theme "Love is...." This is titled "Love is .... fireworks" and is heading to the UK today. I used mainly pistil and straight stitches with a few french knots.
This one is for the Embroiderer's Association of Canada atc swap in March. It was good practice to use 6 different stitches.
Wanting to try my hand at a dragonfly, I stitched this atc for my daughter. That should be it for a bit now as I need to work on some other projects!!
What a delight it was yesterday when I looked out the window to see 8 fabulous Red Crossbills at our bird feeder. They are a bit larger than a sparrow and so wonderfully colourful, especially the males. I had never seen these birds before and hope they come back again.
Here is another Red Crossbill on a lilac bush with a rather blurry Common Redpoll.