Scarlet Tanager Counted Cross Stitch
This is another spectacular design from the Crossed Wing Collection. From their flyer -
The male of the pair of Scarlet Tanagers who maintain a summer home in our woods announces their arrival each May by making an appearance at our backyard pond. But then, after being conspicuous for a day or two, he retreats to the woods and the company of his mate, to be heard often but seen seldom for the remainder of summer.
Now, I know robins or swallows are supposed to signal the reawakening called Spring, but we await the tanagers. Seeing that flash of vibrant red completes the circle. They made it back to South America, found their winter home intact, and enough to eat, and then returned to us. The wildflowers bloom in celebration.
I worked the Scarlet Tanager on 28 ct ivory Jobelan over 2 threads. It's finished size double matted and framed is 18" x 21 1/2". The wildflowers include columbine, white trillium, and the common blue violet. The butterfly is a Red Admiral. The picture hang in the living room of our home.