|My birds to date|
|Some of Janine's birds|
My sister Janine and I are currently just over two months into our Bird Dance project. To date, she has completed about 20 birds and I have almost completed 12. We are both enjoying learning new stitches, trying out fun fabric/felt/thread colour combinations and the joy of hand sewing. Of course during this process we are frequently finding we don't have the correct coloured threads, so a little stash enhancement is occurring too.
We thought it would be interesting to see some of the same birds we have completed, together, but made to our own tastes. (Hover the cursor over each picture to see what bird belongs to who) Some of the birds we have changed or omitted stitches that the pattern said to do. Some of the patterns we have found show a certain type of stitch but then don't instruct you to do it, or tell you do do a different one when the picture shows something else, so we feel quite happy adding our own touches to these. My sister is also a lot more adventurous with her stitches, if I think it's too hard I change it.
At this point I imagine my sister will have all 30 birds completed by the end of March, while I'm still plodding along. I really need to get organised and find our next felt project for a July start.