Friday, 5 September 2014

Number 678








You may have guessed there is a story behind this piece.....where we live is quite rural and my husband is always finding creatures to rescue, rabbits, owls, exhausted racing pigeons....he came across an injured blackbird, it was unable to get up and fly and was about to be run over, as it was lying in the middle of a busy main road. He managed to pick it up (much to the annoyance of some of the other drivers!) and he took it to our local wildlife rescue centre where they nursed the bird back to health and set it free. We were given a reference number for our bird so we could phone and see how it was, number 678. I made this piece to remember him by, wherever he is now......

13 comments:

bayou said...

You both are stars! I just had loads of feathers today from the hen house but did not do anything with them. For once you have a jet black eye catcher on your beautiful creation :-). What a stunning reminder of a special day.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Absolutely love it Christine.
Might have something to do with the fact that I find the Crow a most mystical creature...
Susan

Vermont Knitter said...

!!!!!!
Your stunningly gorgeous work continues to inspire. Beautiful.
Thank you.
Rachel

Sea Angels said...

Really Beautiful xx

Marci said...

Gorgeous needlework and honors your husband's rescue work.

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

What a stunning embroidery of the blackbird. It reminds me of the blackbird that leads the dawn chorus in early summer. Thank you: it does the heart good!

Karen L R said...

What a gorgeous remembrance.

Karen Larko said...

How very lovely both you and your husband! Your work is amazing!

Penhallow Street said...

Lovely concept--lovely work!

Lynne Southall said...

Hi, I have recently come across your blog and interested to see you are connected to Cuaan House as I lived very near to much wenlick until recently, I now live in ditton priors, I love your work and would love to meet up if possible. I a in the very tentative stages of entering to blogging world.

Lyn

Leslie said...

This is so precious and wonderful!

Sue McGettigan said...

This is just amazing, so beautiful - thank you for sharing!

pussman and co said...

I just found your blog and I am thrilled!
Merry Christmas!