Over on the Blackbird Designs blog, they are having a contest. Stitch the sampler that they designed in your choice of linen and floss, add a family name and a bird motif. Well I thought I would give it a whirl.
There was no deciding whose name I would stitch in it. My paternal grandmother, after all, she was the original peacock lover around here. I am a bit like her with my likes and dislikes and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of here at some point.
I just received my new Loose Feathers "Peacock Pinkeep" yesterday so I had my "bird". I used Weeks Dye Works "Peacock" and stitched it on a piece of 32ct home-dyed fabric.
I think it turned out quite well and I am very pleased. I'm sure my grandma would be pleased also.