Sorry I have not posted with updates on the kingfisher have taken some photos. So you can see the progress I went to stitch this lovely wonderful bird.
I have had the privilege to see twice in my life and both of these times were in Bingley on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. He will also be my first cross stitch I am stitching for myself. Seem to stitch for other people than thinking what I would like.
When I was marking my chart I drop my pencil on him just near the branch. As this mark wouldn't come out I added the extra small branch just near his tail feather
Time for Lilly pads stitching so many colours in one small area
Getting stuck into stitching him now,but there is french knots coming up and lots of them
Sadly I was getting into stitching him and forgot to take anymore photos after this one.
The only vice was the back stitching was really hard to do but I think I
have just about got a hang of french knots ( which I was not keen on
doing before) but I forced myself to do them. They do make a difference to the stitching I would usually use beads Im really please with myself on the french knots
Up date Jan 2017
Since then I have changed the frame he is in after coming 2nd at Dalston Show in 2016 and in 2016 he came second again at Bingley show so pleased for him makes him very special.