Friday, January 8, 2010

Finch and Stitching Update

The "Bird and Breakfast" is a little quieter now. My beautiful Queenie died right before Christmas. I noticed she was sick and moved her to a nice warm "hospital" cage to try to figure out what was wrong. She only lived 2 more days. I think she was egg-bound. Everybody else seems to be fine. She was a sweetie and I'll miss her.
I suspect, however, that Monty will miss her even more. I was playing with my new camera today and snapped a pretty good picture of him. Is it my imagination, or does he look sad? Poor Monty is even more lonely now that I adopted out his daughter and her cousin (Snippet and Ort). I found a nice girl who was looking for a pair of finches to live with her canary, Weep Weep. I'm sure they will be very happy and well cared for. Now, the search begins for a new mate for Monty.
On the stitching front, I've been working on "Lauren's Voice" by La-D-Da. I don't make New Year's resolutions as a rule, but this year I plan to take better care of myself. I love the old-fashioned look of this piece and the soft colors. It will hang in an area of my kitchen where I can see it every morning when I make coffee. I'm getting pretty close to the finish.

I just had to play with close ups since I'm still trying out my new camera. I think I'll keep it.

Happy stitching, and remember to treat your self well!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I've never seen "Lauren's Voice" by La-D-Da. Yours is so beautiful! I may just have to stitch this one some day.

I'm sorry about your Queenie, and I agreet, Monty does look a little sad. He'll be happier when you find him a playmate.

Theresa said...

I'm sorry to hear about Quwwnie, and I do think Monty miss her a lot....

Your stitching is beautiful!!!!! And you are right, we do have to treat ourselves well~

Jackie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm sorry about Queenie. I love the stitchery in this post...it's beautiful. I'm hoping to get back to stitching this year...it's one of my goals. I'm glad I found your blog and I'm following you now. Look forward to more posts from you.

Have a great night.
Jackie

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Queenie. I can imagine Monty is sad that she's gone. We had two gerbils and when one of them died, the other one was so sad.

Love your stitched piece. I don't think I've seen that before. And your camera captured it beautifully.

FayeRaye said...

Poor Queenie....gone to birdie heaven... btw, I love this La-D-Da piece....you are nesrly done!!! congrats!! Faye

Gina E. said...

That is a lovely piece, Sherri, and the sentiment is good motivation for you in the coming year! Queenie was very pretty; Ken has a white one like her. I wish we could ship some finches over to you! They are so common here, but of course it is not that easy to ship little creatures across the world - legally, anyway.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Almost finished, and it is lovely. Like that sentiment, too! Sorry for your loss of Queenie, and yes, Monty does look sad. Hope it doesn't take long to find his new partner!

April Mechelle said...

Lauren's Voice looks Great. I have never seen this chart. I will have to check around for it. I love La D Da Designs.