This is a perched female in a rare pose ready to dive into a blossom full of nectar. These girls are a much duller range of color but if you really look at them in sunlight you can see flashes of different colors of light in their feathers.
I got a unexpected surprise when I put the tablecloth on our dining room table. It was way too long reaching down to the floor on both ends. Don’t know how I made that error but Pete says the material I purchased for the cloth was at the end of a bolt of material so he assumes that I got more yardage than originally figured. Hmmmm. This tablecloth is being cut into two now, a full length one and another at 60″ square approx. Didn’t know I was working on two all this time but did think it was sure long whenever I bunched it up to put on my lap.
a pair of humming birds flying in close quarters
I am enjoying putting the flying characters on this tablecloth. At about half finished with the birds there are a few things becoming apparent with the design so far. The flying guys don’t seem to have as much to do with thoughts about the future design of the folaige and blossoms around them as the perched ones do. These are the kinds of thoughts going through my mind as I look at the last two finished. A female and male in close quarters. Their position seems to suggest a chase is in motion.
a green male hummingbird with a white neck.
Just finished this male Hummer on the tablecloth embroidery project. A zooming dude done in greens with a white neck, he has a tint of blue on his wings and tail feathers. He became quite a challenge with his wings wanting to blend-in with the body till I did the final highlighting yellow on the top surface of his body. Without this yellow on the top surface and the black on the lower sufaces, it was all wanting to look undefined and kind of blurry.
On “the tablecloth embroidery project” finished Hummingbird number 11 unfinished. This character is a mixture of greens blues with the shadows and highlights not decided yet. He is in mid flight with wings in motionin very close proximity to a female!
On “the tablecloth embroidery project” finished Hummingbird number 10. This is the first female character. I had a hard time figuring out how to get the neutral browns to show with stiches of color. Finally settled with bright purples, orange, blue pattern to separate areas. Then adding a mixture of browns and grays for that overall neutral coloring. She is in mid flight with wings in all a flutter.
On “the tablecloth embroidery project” finished Hummingbird number 09. This character is a mixture of greens with dark outlines in black and highlights in an overstiched very light green. I like the bright red under his neck.
A perched green hummingbird with under his beak and white neck.
On “the tablecloth embroidery project” unfinished Hummingbird number 09 This HB character is a mixture of greens with a touch of red on the under side of his neck under his beak. His neck is going to be a white collar and I have not yet decided for sure how I will finish his wing. He is perched on a branch getting ready to taste a blossom.
A flying blue and green humming bird with black shadows.
On “the tablecloth embroidery project” finished Hummingbird number 08. This character is a mixture of blues and greens with dark shadows in black. He is in mid flight with wings in motion. Happy April Fools Day!