The 5th bird on my Enchantment quilt is finished! The bird's body is silk with a batik cotton wing and felted wool tail. Cast-on stitches in Valdani #8 Pearl Cotton decorate the tail feathers along with bullion stitches, colonial knots and fly stitch in Thread Gatherer Silken Pearl #5. The beak is satin stitch in pearl cotton, fly stitch decorates his chest and the outline is Thread Gatherer Sea Grass.
The orange eye bead was hand-made by my sister, Lynda, and the addition of 3 pistil stitches give him a rather surprised look.
I've been thinking about bird #6 for a few days .... choosing colors and stitches. Isn't surprising how plain they are before adding a few stitches? I can't wait to get my needle busy and see what happens.
Here is "before" and I hope to share "after" in a few days.