Saturday, October 6, 2012

Little Bee Eater Lesson Two Finished

My sewing room is slowly, but slowly, coming together. It's clean now so I was able to pop in and finish  Lesson 2 of the Little Bee Eater. This consisted of the branch, which was somewhat difficult.

The photo in the kit that Trish sent out had the Bee Eater sitting on a different branch from what was drawn on the fabric, so she sent out an illustration of the same branch, in different colors for us to follow.

What was challenging for me was that I was in the middle of having the popcorn scraped from the ceiling, so I could not sit in my sewing room and stitch. Instead, I would bring everything downstairs and sit outside in the evenings to try to get some of it done. This didn't work very well as the days are getting quite shorter, leaving little light to work by. My weekends were filled up with working on the house, so I didn't have much time then, either.

Now that we are just in the painting phase, things are a bit less hectic, so I was able to get some stitching time in today. I'll try tomorrow, as well, but it's a choice between putting the linen closet organizer together, stitching, or spending time with my son who is here for a short visit. I'm sure you can guess what I'll do, and it will probably involve spending a fair bit of money.

The more complicated body is next to stitch so I'll try to remember some in process photographs.

Here is a glimpse of my sewing room as it is coming together. As you can see in the background, there are no closet doors. I hope to have them installed in the next few weeks, so I can work on installing the closet organizer.

I did get some pegboard hung, with two thread racks on it. I have a third rack in a box somewhere, so this will enable me to have all my sewing thread out where I can get to it easily. Note the ipod on the left. I have a much better speaker system that the little station here, but it's packed away. I won this one in a Christmas gift exchange about three years ago and it's been sitting in the garage ever since. At least now I have a use for it. I'm still slogging through The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan, but coming to the end. The war is over, and the Spartans are trying to decide what to do with the Athenians they have so soundly defeated. I'll definitely get something a bit on the light side for my next listen.

Lots of work to go - both on the Bee Eater and the sewing room!


  1. Loving your blog Cynthia which I have only recently "found". So lovely to find a real embroidery blog and very inspired to have a go at a Trish Burr wee bird. Your stitching is gorgeous.

  2. Loving your blog Cynthia - so nice to find a real embroidery site and very inspired to stitch one of Trist Burr's little birds. Your stitching is gorgeous.

  3. Your branch looks very realistic, Cynthia! I think you did a great job. Can't wait for the next step!

  4. I think that branch looks much nicer than the original photo.

    Great idea with the sewing threads!

  5. Great job on the branch. I really like the way it looks. You make me wish that I was doing this class. Can't wait to see the next step.

  6. Ti sta venendo molto bene, immagino che capolavoro ne verrà fuori. Sono curiosa di vedere completata la tua craft room, penso che verrà special

  7. Your Little Bee Eater is a lovely project, I am sure will make a good job of it :-)


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