Bird watching…..

In January, I came down with pneumonia.  I found the sunniest location and set up for the day.  I gathered all the tools of the trade; needles, thread, fabric, scissors, etc. a warm blanket, cell phone (so I wouldn’t have to get up again), and I planted myself in that chair for the day.  It was difficult enough to breathe let alone get up and down out of that chair.  Every evening Steven would find me in the chair cross stitching away.  The whole week I was convalescing, the weather was gorgeous.  Sunny, warm, with beautiful azure blue skies.

Wildly active, were the bird feeders in view.  Chickadees, finches, doves, blue jays, and even a woodpecker was enjoying the sunshine.  I had the perfect window to watch the activity while I cross stitched and slept in turn.  I finished over half of the pattern before I was back to work and catching up on chores at home.  I just had to finish it before I would allow myself to start another afghan for the Linus Project.


Kind of fitting that the pattern was birds too.  I finally finished this up at the beginning of March.  That was when I knew what this was meant to be, a pillow for my window seat!  The older ones needed to be updated, they looked pretty shabby and in need of some refurbishment.

So, tender loving care they were going to get.  One at a time.  Just how I was going to incorporate this into the pillow, not quite sure, but it will come to me…… Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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