Sunday, 4 August 2013

Chaffinch Birdseeker Embroidery

Chaffinch Birdseeker detail

Chaffinch Birdseeker Teasemade

Finished in the month of May this Chaffinch is in his bright full feathered glory, ready for his lady. As usual, worked on Liberty tana lawn in blackwork but this time overlaid onto a leafy linen print. The words are from 'Little Snow-White', a Grimm's fairytale. The Dwarfs promise to look after Snow-white if she looks after their house, true love.

'"If you will take care of our house, cook, make the beds, wash, sew, and knit, and if you will keep everything neat and clean, you can stay with us and you will want for nothing." "Yes," said Snow-white, with all my heart," and she stayed with them.'

Domestic bliss of the fairytale kind.

Chaffinch embroidery back

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