I got a reasonable amount done on Nicola Jarvis' Blue Birds yesterday. Because the birds are a mirror image of one another, I always complete the same sections on each bird every time I stitch to make sure they are as identical as possible.
The bright yellow bellies and blue striped legs are finished, well apart from the outlines. I was a little concerned at one point that I would not be able to do the fine detail of the pattern justice, but Nicola's direction of working a few of the elements in satin stitch and the rest in stem stitch worked a beautifully. I can't wait to add the finishing touches of sparkling beads!
After hours of using yellow, I was so keen to see how beautiful the aqua tail feathers would look. I got so carried away and kept stitching ignoring the early signs of a sore back. Today I am paying the price for that.
I did have great plans to get my sewing machine out this weekend and finish a few bits and pieces but my back had other ideas. It has refused to let me do anything that requires me to lean forward or sit in a fixed position for any length of time (I did try) so that just didn't happen. I had hoped to have more to show you today, but never mind.... there is always next week.
Happy stitching and don't forget to check your posture...