Friday, 21 June 2013

Finished by Friday and a smile.

Just a couple of photos of my white bunting that I finished this week.
It is made with 7 flags of vintage linen decorated with vintage lace/crochet/embroidery and my own hand embroidery stitches.
It is attached to 3 metres of white tape so is just enough to go across the top of a double bed and fasten securely at each side.
Here is a close up of one of the flags . There are several different flag designs.
I shall probably pop it in our blog shop (Sisters Crafty Creations) later - maybe in the wedding section.
Now for my happy story.
It certainly made me smile.
Yesterday evening, just as I started eating my tea, a young woodpecker (probably the one I showed you last week on my fence!) flew into my window. I think it was being chased by the sparrow hawk.
It tumbled down and landed right outside my patio door and lay panting, wings outstretched.
Then the panting stopped and it was still.
I was sure it was dead.
I know you are supposed to just leave birds in shock alone so, I just kept an eye on it whilst I had my tea.
It lay completely still, spread out across the patio.
About half an hour later, as by now I was conviced it was dead, I thought I would go and have a look at its beautiful feathers, take a photo to show Annie and then dispose of the little body.
Imagine my shock - as I opened the door-  it took off and flew to nearest oak tree chirping away as it went!!
A little miracle I am sure. I was so glad to know it was alive and well and had not been another casualty of the hawk or my windows!!
There now I bet you are smiling too!!
For more smile, pop over to Annie's blog " A Stitch in Time"
Have a great weekend.
x Jo


Gill Edwards said...

how strange, do you think it was playing dead in case the sparrowhawk came back? Glad it survived though i cant bear to think of birds being hurt by other animals.
Very smily story Jo.

Gill x

French Nanny said...

I read, only today, about a Kingfisher who flew into a window and had brain bruising! He was treated by an animal sanctuary and released. Probably the same for your woodpecker...

PS lovely bunting, must hunt out my old French sheets...

Annie said...

I'm sure they play dead while they recover just in case so I'm thrilled it made a good recovery....I'm sure it learnt an important lesson or two :-)
Love the bunting and know it looks so much better in real life too :-)
A x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sometimes birds fly into our windows and are stunned. I usually leave them for a while but the trouble is that we have farm cats, so sometimes I pick them up and put them on the bird table to recover. I read somewhere that greater spotted woodpeckers are in short supply but they certainly aren't round here as we have two or three families that come to our peanuts.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh great result! Our conservatory is festooned with 'stuff' to tryto prevent the birdies hotting the windows, its always such a sickening thud, i hate it.

Caro said...

Gorgeous bunting.. so pretty. What a wonderful story about your woodpecker.. I am so pleased it was OK. Thanks for the smile. Caro x (#6)

Angie said...

What a lovely story ...glad there were no cats around either. The flag is stunning ...what wonderful wedding decor they would make xx

JoZart Designs said...

The bunting is beautiful and such a good idea to make from vintage fabrics. The story of woody woodpecker is so sweet! Glad he survived! I was wondering what happened to the egg sitting pheasant from a while ago ... did the eggs hatch?. I must have missed the follow up with all my travels.
Jo x

Hettie said...

Beautiful bunting Jo. And lovely story about the woodpecker. I love to watch/listen to ours hereabouts.
However, I WANT the picture above the bed!! I love that image!

Angela Toucan said...

the bunting is beautiful

Glad the woodpecker is OK. We've been passing a woodpecker nest on the school run each day and hearing the babies chirping away calling for food.

BumbleVee said...

My Mom used to put little birds into an open shoebox when they got injured and dazed flying into a big window at home....and now I do the gives them some protection til they come around.... so far...I have watched them all fly away... after waking up dazed in the box...I'm glad your little guy made it....

Lynn Holland said...

Oh I so love your white vintage bunting.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo, well that was a story that ended well wasn't it?? and your bunting looks really great...

I wanted to let you know about a fab post b my friend Anne who showed some felted bags and though of you and one of them had poppies on it what's more!!

.. here it is

love Shaz in Oz.x

Judys Lace Creations said...

I love birds.Nicfe story about yours that survived the crash into your window.Saw the lovely bunting in your prev post.i made bunting for my bedroom too. I have three sets in my sewing room, as it looks so darned cheery!Thanks for visiting my blog(fabric flowers).
Judy #4