Sunday, 20 October 2013

F is not for Pheasant

I am going to prefix this post by saying I am dyslexic.
I'm sorry that there has been radio silence for the past wee while. I managed to burn the tip of my right index finger, which usually would not be such a big deal, as I burn myself all the time and brush it off. But this was a sugar burn, it involved trying to eat the caramelly flapjack residue at the bottom of a le crueset pan, only just off the stove (yes its foolish I know). So I had an awkward burn blister, that I did not want to burst with a needle as I sewed.

Now on to the content of this post: I imagine that you are all a wee bit confused about the title of this one, and rightly so. I think I've rather strayed into never been skied in before territory here.

I didn't want to do feather, and so I was trying to come up with alternative fs, but every thing I could think of actually started with ph (hence the above disclaimer). I got so captured by the idea of doing a pheasant that I just went with it.

Pheasants are all over my garden and fields at the mo, so I felt that it was particularly appropriate  They are at that really stupid stage when they have just been realised by the game keeper, and have no survival instinct. They are beautiful, and as the game season is starting so I thought it was doubly suitable  There is just that little issue of it not starting with the right letter...Sorry

I used stem stitch for the body, back stitch for the legs, split stitch for the green bit of the head, and short and long for the red part. I am particularly with the effect of using two different thread colours together (on strand each), which captures the variegated nature of their feathers. Sorry you can't really see it, picture quality isn't great.

I really like him, and my complete inability to spell is a bit of a thing, with the potential recipient of this quilt. So I think I am getting away with it. Tell me if you disagree. Have I gone too far?
I think I'm also going to link this in with Chrissie's Stitching Sundays, as that always seems to be when I get it done. Oddly enough considering that I work for a church, and so Sunday is by far my busiest day of the week. 

Love Eggs xxx


  1. I love the humor in your stitching. Why not?!

  2. This makes me laugh! He's a gorgeous pheasant too :-)
    Thanks for linking up and I hope your finger is well!

  3. I LOVE this block! You are brilliant! The pheasant design is lovely, and the block will make others giggle for generations - you know the nature of quilts, they are cherished forever...especially when they have little special touches like this. Well done! Chrissie x ps sorry to hear about your finger! The dangers of sugary baking...

  4. Such a gorgeous creation with such a sweet pheasant. I love their character and you've captured that so beautifully. Sorry to hear about your finger, hope it is feeling better, what we do for a bit of sugar hey!! Xoxo

  5. I love the character of your pheasant, and the f is not.....bit gives it such charm and humour!
    Thanks for your comment on mine, we do sometimes go to auctions and you are right, there are some great deals - i must check out the IM one, thanks for mentioning it, I think they're at Sevenoaks which is not that far.
    Hope your finger is better now - that sounds so painful.
    Gill xx