Sunday, 22 March 2015

Embroidered birdies

Hello again chummies, these last few weeks I've been doing some embroideries. Here is the finished robin that I showed half done last time.
All fluffed up against the cold! You can see how small he is. Worked on a piece of vintage tea towel as a practise piece.

.....and here is his little friend happily sitting on his branch. Appliqued flowers, one of which is a heart. You might recognise that these are Trish Burr's bird designs and I have tweeked them with longer branches to fit in the appliqued flowers.

Also worked with one thread of dmc floss onto a vintage table mat. So sweet.

This little birdie has some eggs to hatch and she's pretty happy about that! Does this mean spring is here I do hope so! She has chosen a pretty branch with flowers to make her nest in.

Last but no means least is a sweet little blue tit. All fluffy and cute. This was also a practise piece worked onto a vintage towel with added flowers.

In a little frame, which I have since broken and had to glue back together, then the back holders snapped off! Still if no one touches it, it's quite safe!! I am repeating the design on another little table mat. He is just too cute for words! This needle painting is very theraputic and also rather addictive I have to say. Might never be as good as Trish but I will enjoy the journey for sure.

For those that like me posting the doggie pictures. Here is there latest escapade. Riding on a tractor getting some practise in for the plowing the field competition. Nicky driving, Logan looking out for bumps and barking directions and Archie directing from behind. (back seat driver!)

This group is for hire for planting spuds/carrots/wheat. haha

Linky parties for the week are;-


  1. Exquisite work! Great textural effect with the feathers!

  2. They do remind me of painting with thread! How beautiful they are. The birds look three dimensional almost.

  3. So beautiful, love your embroideries, so pretty.

    The dawgies are so cute and they stayed ion place? ours would have been off across the field, lol

  4. The birds are just completely beautiful! I couldn't possibly pick a favourite. I love their fluffed up look too- cute!

  5. Gosh those are beautiful. You are so multi-talented.

  6. What beautiful work! So cute and fluffy. Perhaps we should introduce them to the blue tit photos I took recently :)

  7. They are so detailed and beautiful. It must take you ages to do each one.

  8. Awww so cute, the feathered texture looks great with embroidery and you've captured the colours really well, I like the fabric flowers too :)
    Jan x

  9. Beautiful! I'll have to show your birds to my daughter tomorrow. She has been learning and practicing embroidery for a year now and loves it. She'll love seeing what you can do!

  10. Good Afternoon Penelope, My word, your embroidery is beautiful. I love the little robin it is exquisite.
    Your cute little doggies made me smile.... there is nothing like a picture of dogs to bring a smile to my face.
    Best Wishes

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. I agree you have to smile at the doggies!
      Sorry I can't comment on google+ as I don't have an account with them.

  11. These are the cutest and sweetest little birdies! They came out great - such talent.
    Would love if you shared them at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party -

  12. The birds are gorgeous, you have a real knack of drawing with thread:)

  13. Perfect colors! What a great treat for the eyes, looks like they could fly right off your tea towel..into the wind over your cute little fur friends working the fields! Enjoyed my visit! :-)

  14. Those are Amazing! Great job on all the birdies - I'm in awe of your talent.

  15. How amazing so delicate with the detail- agree that they look like they will fly off the towel :) x

  16. Oh my goodness, your birdies are just sew adorable!!