At first I was only going to work a couple of rounds of stem stitch for the head but it looked too bare. Looked much better by row number 7. My woven picots for the wing feathers started off rather clumsily but certainly improved by the 20th one. Hope I can get the other wing to look similar. I also did a running chain stitch to set the wing off. I'm definitely enjoying making it up as I go along!
My view out the window this morning of the ice still on the lake but at least water is sitting on top now.