Monday, August 19
A tiny update on my tiny Bird the Squirrel embroidery (only a little over an inch high!). I started adding some colourful feathers to his back. Apparently when he was just a young squirrel Bird was adopted by a family of Flying Squirrels. They travelled with a circus performing a Fairly Amazing Flying Squirrel Act. Being a regular grey Squirrel, flying didn't come natural to Bird so he made a rather clever construction (using lots of different feathers) which allowed him to fly short distances.
The orange pink feather (rumour has it that Bird the Squirrel obtained it from a sleeping Flamingo) is a tiny Raised Herringbone Stitch. The other feathers are all some sort of Fly Stitch varieties.