birds and words #4

loose feathers poetry corner

Well, my apologies for not getting this out on Friday as planned, but here is my update this week on the lovely Awake the Dawning Day. My house has a roof now and all the satin stitches are done. I hope my SAL partners are enjoying their projects as much as I am. Has everyone seen the newest Loose Feathers? I like it very much; it's a bit different in style than the first two but I do like it.

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Hope you enjoy week's poem.












Woodpecker

Suddenly, like an arrow from the East,
Smart as new paint appeared our gorgeous guest,
Green in his plumage, scarlet on his crown,
Strolling about a tree-trunk upsidedown,
Tap-tapping busily with beak on bark,
His mind imagineless, his purpose dark
To us who watched him, startled out of speech,
Exchanging secret glances each with each.
So all that day, being young and fearing not
Lest custom dull the treasure we had got,
All that day long we jingled, as we went,
New-minted coins of bright astonishment.

Gerald Bullett

23 comments:

KarenV said...

ATDD is looking lovely Rachel!

I love the newest LF - I have my fabric and chart on the way, all the threads are pulled and I plan to start this as soon as I get it in my hot little hands ;)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel,

Your sampler is beautiful! Don't you just love stitching this one? I posted my progress just the other day.

I saw a woodpecker in our front yard about a week ago so I enjoyed your poem.

And as for the newest Loose Feathers - it's on its way to me with fabric! I just couldn't resist it.

Happy stitching,
Nancy

Hazel said...

It looks fab Rachel. You know what I am so naughty as I haven't even started one of these designs yet. I have them in my stash to do. Are you using the specified colours or DMC ones?? I am trying to decide what threads to use. Like the next one too. xx

Barbara said...

I haven't seen the new LF, but I sure enjoy the progress on your current WIP!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Awake the Dawning Day looks awesome. Great job, love the roof ;)

Tanya said...

Looks beautiful and I've always enjoyed the tap tapping of a woodpecker actually. Nice poem!

Sharon said...

This is looking wonderful Rachel!

Isabelle said...

Lovely stitching, Rachel, and I delighted in the poem! Thank you!

diane said...

Rachel, this is looking superb, the colors are just tremendous! Good work!

Wendy said...

Rachel~ I received my PIF from you and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for this wonderful gift from you. It is such a sweet design and your stitching and finishing of it is awesome! I shall treasure this lovely gift!!!

Carol said...

Lovely work on AtDD!! Yes, I also love the new Loose Feathers - love how unique it is. Fantastic poem!

anniebeez said...

Oooohh!! That's pretty! Love your poem too!

Michelle said...

Your ATDD is looking so beautiful! Congrats on your fantastic progress. I do love the new Loose Feathers.

Espresso Girlie said...

Rachel,
This is lovely. Everytime I see it I think of my girlfriend Michele who loves birds. I may have to make this for her to hang in her new home.

Suzann

Espresso Girlie said...

Rachel,
This is lovely. Everytime I see it I think of my girlfriend Michele who loves birds. I may have to make this for her to hang in her new home.

Suzann

Espresso Girlie said...

Rachel,
This is lovely. Everytime I see it I think of my girlfriend Michele who loves birds. I may have to make this for her to hang in her new home.

Suzann

Sharon said...

How beautiful this is. I just love it, your stitching is just perfect.

Sally said...

Beautiful progress on Awake The Dawning Day. It's such a pretty piece.

Solstitches said...

Rachel this is looking prettier each time I see it.
I love the poem too.
The latest Loose Feathers design is my all time favourite BBD

Margaret

Heidi said...

Gotta love all the purple! Your Awakening is really coming along nicely.

Cathy said...

ATDD is so beautiful!

I think the latest loose feather just arrived in my mailbox today. Since I'm getting caught up on my commitment stitching, this may be my next project!

Katrina said...

Very pretty, the colors are gorgeous. I don't think the picture really gives you a feel for how 'rich' it looks :-).

Susimac said...

It looks lovely aren't BBD 's so great!