Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Budgerigars

I have neglected my blog recently as I have been in hospital for an operation but am now starting to feel better and have picked up my needle again after a two week break. I was definitely getting withdrawal symptoms! I even managed to finish my Jan Constantine design last night but haven't photographed it yet.
I am still trying to photograph and record all my previous work and here are two budgerigars designs. I went through a phase of budgerigar stitching a while back when we used to have a small aviary in the dining room of our old house. I still love the designs and budgerigars, they are such cute, colourful birds, with lots of personality.
The budgerigars in a row design is from a booklet by Cross My Heart and the two budgies are from a special issue (Pets) of New Stitches magazine.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear you've been in the hospital, Shirley--sounds like you're on the mend now, so that is great news! Your budgies are so sweet--I'll be Dudley loves them :) Sending you my wishes for a full recovery very soon!

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  2. Glad you are on the mend.

    At first I thought those were REAL birds. I miss our parakeets!

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  3. So sorry to hear you were in the hospital but am glad that you are out and feeling better :). I love your budgies, they look so realistic. Makes me miss having parakeets.

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  4. You have captured the beautiful colors of the budgies, beautiful stitching Shirley.

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  5. Did you paint the frame green? I have painted a few frames myself to compliment my stitching.

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  6. Hi Shirley. Wonderfull work. Can you tell me where I can buy the pattern for this beautiful birds.
    Kind regards
    Ulla

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