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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Part Two Complete!


With a pair of Cardinals!  I attempted to make one of the cardinals look more like the coloring of a female - I think I did okay.  :o)  I used 3 different greens for the leaves on the tree to give it a little more interest. I am thinking I may make the final bird look more like an Eastern Bluebird since I have never seen an Indigo Bunting nor do I think they live here in the South.

Part 3 is now on order and I am surprised to say I may be sad to see this one end.

35 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Love your changes. I think you've assured me that changing to cardinals will be OK. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi

Jennifer M. said...

This is so pretty. I like how your cardinals turned out. The colors overall in this piece are beautiful. :)

Jen in Miami

Shelleen said...

Love the colors.

Peggy Lee said...

Love what you've done with the Cardinals.
We have more Bluebirds here in KY than I've ever seen anywhere else but I do occasionally see an Indigo Bunting.

I really like this pattern. I may have to add this to my stash. It's ever growing!

Teresa S. said...

I love the cardinals! We don't have them here in WA. Stellar jays are the closest we come. But great idea!

CalamityJr said...

Great choices on changing your birds. I think making changes to to create a more personal finish is one of the nicest things about cross stitch - well, that and seeing what others are doing with theirs, lol.

Ranae said...

Myra, It's looking so pretty, love the cardinals

Elaine said...

Looks wonderful Myra!

Mouse said...

ooo you've done a FAB job on the cardinals :) and the piece is gorgeous :) love mouse xxx

Brenda said...

Love your cardinals...nice added personal touch to your sampler!
Happy Stitching,
Brenda Gervais

Lee said...

Awesome cardinals! Altho I'm not stitching this, I hear from friends that the birds are their least favorite part of the sampler. But your change made them an asset to the design. Great job!

Vonna said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

valerie said...

Love your changeover to cardinals! You did a great job with the color conversion! You are o good to keep with the project. I wonder when I'll ever get around to it now! lol

natalyK said...

Your Cardinals are beautiful and the coloring is right on. Can't wait to see your finish on this one.

Catherine said...

Wow Myra!! Your cardinals look fantastic!! You've done a lovely job of making this sampler your own! Can't wait to see what you decide on for the third bird!

Carol said...

The shades you've chosen for your cardinals are just perfect, Myra--what a stunning piece this is :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful progress! Love the changes and look forward to seeing it finished.

CATHI said...

Wonderful! It will turn out very beautiful! :o)

Cathi

Crispy said...

Beautiful Myra!! I love that you used several colors of green in the leaves, gives it so much depth :0)

Crispy

Chris said...

Beautiful Myra! The changes you made look perfect. You are all set for part 3.

Gabi said...

Wow, that turned out beautiful. Love your changes to cardinals. Also the leaves look just fantastic.

Amy said...

Okay Myra, you've now made me very jealous - LOVE the cardinals. Wish I'd have done something like that with mine. Maybe you'll share your conversion with me???

BrendaS said...

Love your cardinals. Way to go personalizing this for your own tastes. LOVE IT:)))

Deb said...

Your sampler looks great Myra! I don't think that I've seen such a good picture of it. You're going to be done in no time. I just received my third part today, but I'm still on Part 1!

Nancy said...

Love the cardinals, you did such a good job on that female! You know, I used to see indigo buntings around here all the time but have not seen one now for years...wonder where they went?

geeky Heather said...

Love the cardinals!! When I was growing up we had a pair that lived around us, and I'd say you did a great job with "Mama" Cardinal's colors!

Melissa said...

I love your cardinals! I found your blog through Edgar's today when he mentioned your cardinals. You did a wonderful job. I hope you will share the colours you used, when you've completed the whole design.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

So pretty Myra. I wish I had the patience to stitch like that.

Sally said...

Oooh that is so pretty Myra! I love your cardinals!

Pumpkin said...

It's looking so good Myra! I think the way you personalized it is perfect :o)

Ellen said...

Beautiful, love your RED birds!

Hugs,

Mindi said...

I love the changes you made with the birds. Like you, I'm going to be a bit sad when this series ends, its been a great stitch.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nicely done! Love your cardinals.

teresa said...

I love your changes ~ I want to use cardinals too ~ would you mind sharing your fiber choices? Thanks

Berit said...

You have so many wonderful posts here, Myra! Can it really be I have been away from blogger for so long!? I love your colorway for this design--my favorite yet! Good job on the Female Bird (and what did you use for the sampler letters?)

Berit