With all the leaves on the iris finally finished I can now say I know how to do split stitch embroidery. Now for the best part - stitching up the flower with all lovely different shades of purples. The biggest challenge will be to get the angles right on the various sections.
Tanja Berlin certainly did a beautiful job on designing this iris :)
Deer damage on our cedar. As we keep getting more snow the deer just get to keep reaching higher. Looks like we'll be taking it down in the spring and planting something else that the deer won't demolish.
At one point I counted 28 of these sweet little redpolls on our deck. Managed to snap a picture of this one in mid hop :)
Our garden snow drift.
Such a handsome Mr. Redpoll.
While I was stitching on my iris, my mom was doing some cross stitching. She finished a lovely little windmill, a couple of cats and an elephant which will become card inserts.
Bob, our wonderful neighbour, came by unexpectedly with his snow blower and cleaned our driveway. Our yard has been blown in by snow more this year than in the past 5 years put together and it's still only February!