Sunday, May 12, 2013

She Feeds Them Well

 
 Happy Mother's Day!  I have a new release to share.  It's called She Feeds Them Well.  I confess to being a bird fanatic, and as I type this, there are two starlings splashing in the bird bath right outside my window.  I never get tired of watching their antics. We have several feeders in the yard, which need constant attention.  I particularly enjoy the little yellow finches, but no bird goes away hungry.  My sister is even more obsessed with attracting them to her yard, so I designed this for her.  I used the new Cedar Plank from Lakeside (which I LOVE!), and Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art.  Colors needed are: Forest Glade, Tarnished Gold, Apricot Blush, Soot, Garden Gate, Harvest Basket, Chamomile, Buttermilk, Pomegranate, Tin Bucket, Weathered Barn, Mustard Seed, Old Hickory, Pumpkin Pie, Picnic Basket, Piney Woods, and Espresso Bean.  Stitch count is 127w x 130h. 
 
 
 
I had to include a duck on the sampler in honor of these two.  They practically live in our front yard.  I suspect they have a nest on the golf course, but show up daily for the cracked corn I throw their way.  It's a real zoo around here at times.  A rabbit lives under the rosemary bush and is often seen beside the ducks, along with a dozen of gambel's quail, and the occasional road runner.
 
 
And totally unrelated are the two big jars of buttons.  It was late one night and I was browsing EBay when I came upon the auction for 12lbs of buttons.  There was only 14 minutes until the end of it, and I was curious enough to bid.  I love vintage buttons, but I think I was even more intrigued to see just how many made 12lbs worth.  I found these big Ball replica jars at Hobby Lobby, which perfectly hold most of them.  I have no idea what I will do with them all, but it's safe to guess that a future design will include a few. 

20 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Mother's Day Tanya!! I love your new design - I can't wait to try out the new LL linen! I hope you've had a great day!

Shelly said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love your patterns and will be waiting patiently for the release of this one.

Cindy said...

I love She Feeds Them Well. Hope to see you next Sunday at The Attic.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great, new design! I love it! I hope you had a wonderful day today!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

What a menagerie of critters! Your new design is beautiful--am sure your sister loves it.

Nancy in WI said...

I love your new release! The buttons look good just sitting on the shelf! Happy Mother's Day!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your new pattern.
Owwwwww - buttons - Yes!
Hope your Mother's Day was delightful!

SewAmy said...

I love this pattern! I am a bit bird obsessed too. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day.

Fiona said...

Lovely new design. 12lbs of buttons sure is a whole load.

valerie said...

Love your new design! I think the duck was a perfect addition to the pattern!

Karen said...

What a beautiful design... so sweet! Enjoy the birds...

Katrina said...

Hope you had a happy, happy mother's day and the new design is so cute, I just love it.

Marsha said...

I love your new design. I like to feed the birds too. That's a lot of buttons. When my grandson was little he used to like button showers.

Louise said...

This design is beautiful! I am a button lover myself also. We have two pet birds in our home and recently lost one of our beloved cockatiels that lived to be 24 years old. They are precious animals and are so beautiful. Thank you for creating such a pretty design for all of us stitchers!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

This is a must stitch for me, Tanya!!! Love that you included the duck!

Lynn said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I adore your new design. I'm an avid bird watcher too so this one is perfect for me. I'm hoping to attract some Orioles to our yard this year. I want to purchase one of the special feeders for them. We have a male and female cardinal who visit daily as well as many finches. A good portion of each morning is spent watching them!

Karoline said...

Great new design, congratulations

Anonymous said...

Just purchased this lovely design and getting ready to gather my threads and fabric. I have never stitched your designs before and do have just one suggestion if you don't mind. Could you please make the charts a bit larger so they are easier to see. My old eyes are not what they use to be and even with my mag eye attachment it's still hard to read the symbols on the smaller printed charts. Thanks again for a lovely design!

Manuela Albanese - Cross Stitch Designer said...

your needleworks are really lovely
Manuela

SewAmy said...

I just got my 'She feeds them Well'... and I can't wait to start it!