yesterday, instead of doing the ga-zillion jobs i should have been doing, i sat in my couch on the porch in the sun and made this little embroidery.
last year i found a set of 5 linen placemats at an op shop that have a selection of native NZ birds printed on each of them.
i chose the 'morepork' and 'silver eye' for this embroidery.
(do you know, i have never once seen one of those ceramic deer while thrifting. ever! but i'm totally thrilled with this hand-carved deer for 50c i found)
we have lots of silver eyes and moreporks where we live - and while i was sewing it, the Tui were putting on a real show singing and dancing (must be 'courting' season!)
if you're interested in teaching your kids about or observing common garden birds in NZ, there is a fantastic print out here.
our kids are getting really good at naming all the birds we see.
happy weekend! X