Day #8 of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge is Nesting Season, a very cute chart that I received from Sarah Beth of Sarah Beth's Cross-Stitch Blog. I made a comment on how I liked her finished bird in the nest and she sent me the chart! Thank you so much, Sarah Beth! I will certainly pass it on to another stitcher when I am finished. I am using 14 ct Oatmeal Aida and it will be 3-1/4" x 3-3/4". I'm using a hoop because it's too small for a Q-Snap, but I took the picture of it in a blue heart-shaped frame that I found at a yard sale, which will be perfect for this! You can see Sarah Beth's finish on her blog HERE. The chart is also in this booklet, The Nestlings.
From my WIPocalypse list, I pulled out another bird nest design from the UCJC in 2012. This is Bird Nest (No 2), a kit from Yiota's XStitch. I started stitching the gray feathers on the bird and the light pink and creamy colors are his chest. Hopefully he will come to life soon!
Bird Nest (No 2) update #2
The cross stitch kits from Yiota's XStitch come with Madeira thread already wound on bobbins. I'm looking forward to getting another kit from her some day!