Moving well into March already - can you believe it? I'm fully aware that so many just north of our state line are thinking spring will never come. But it's been here in Florida for awhile now and is already beginning to warm toward summer. This spring I've had a much greater sense of the time passing. So many important things are about to fledge very soon, not just the babies nesting with their mamas in our oak trees this spring. Funny, I even seem to have picked up that feeling as the birds in my latest stitching project have taken wing.
You'll remember from my previous post this is "Birds in the Bower", an old Goode Huswife design I'd stitched several years ago for my sister. I'm loving the chance to return to it again.
There has been a lot of color changing along the way, but that's the price paid for such a chorus.
One more lower branch of songbirds to add in and then it's on to the verse and the bottom scallops. As ever, Hannah Pepper is mostly a background noise, like a drone from a bag pipe. More about her later, but for now I'm focusing on things that are about to fly.
Which brings me of course to my own fledgling, Halley. This is her just before she began her school days.....
...and one as she has her degree in sight at the end of the month.
The girl has always sported a hat with a true sense of style! But she's also been single-minded about her goals and where they'll take her, in spite of some formidable obstacles at times. I couldn't be prouder of you Halley! You've become the woman this mama raised you to be, and now you're ready to spread your wings.
Molly will of course always keep an eye on your shoes.
Thanks for checking in!