Wednesday, 2 June 2010


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.


  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!

  2. Glad you are on the mend.

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

  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.

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

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

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