Saturday, May 7, 2016

4 down 6 to go

Yes!!!! I came home from work on Friday and set to work on Baker Beach. It turns out that there was one color of floss that covered the majority of the confetti stitches. Once that color was done there were less than 10 stitches to fill in with a variety of colors. The fourth page is now officially finished. 
I had already started on the fifth page, but I did add some more stitches today. You can see my progress in the upper right-hand corner. This page and the next are only 20 stitches wide, so they shouldn't take that long to complete....at least I hope they don't. Once this fifth page is completed I will be halfway finished with this project.
 I will have two more afternoons free each week starting mid-May. I hope to devote at least some of that time to stitching. 

I have to share this picture.
 Right outside my mother's front door is a somewhat overgrown bush that has now become home to a pair of robins. This is their nest with 4 beautiful blue eggs. I really hope that the baby birds will be safe from the neighborhood cats once they hatch. The bush is easily accessed from the handrail on the front entrance. (I could have reached in and touched those eggs when taking the picture). 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Lovely progress on your stitching! I love robins - I have a Robins nest on my porch light. There were baby birds in it a few years ago and I left it because I heard that robins often nest in the same location every year.

Angela said...

Great progress!

mamasmercantile said...

You certainly are making great progress, it looks amazing. The blue of those eggs are a delight. We must have had a nest somewhere near as there are a lot of little robins in the garden at the moment. Take care.

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo! Congrats on finishing the page and I hope the baby robins will be safe once they hatch.

Carol said...

Oh, I hope the eggs do hatch! We had a similar nest outside our bathroom window, but the eggs were snatched by a predator. The empty nest looks so sad just sitting there...

Love your progress photo, Cathie--well done!

Renee said...

Baker Beach looks amazing! Beautiful work! The robin eggs are so pretty. As I read your hopes that the cats stay away, I remembered the morning my husband called me from his cell phone in the driveway and told me to look outside. A neighborhood cat was perched on one of the birdhouses eyeing the birds trying to get in to feed their babies. Taking his picture scared him away, and luckily he did not return. (A friend commented the photo reminded them of Sylvester and Tweety Bird.) I do hope these little ones will be safe!

desertskyquilts said...

I'm guessing the other 50% is outlining stitches or whatever they're called. It looks almost finished to me already!

Annie said...

Those eggs are amazing! I've never seen eggs that are naturally blue before:)