I finally finished this little piece (10.5 x 13.5 inner 16 x 20 matted).
Last time you saw it, I said the only thing missing was a little creature. At the time, I had in mind that I would add a little hare, or perhaps a bunny; but the more I looked at it, the more I realized it needed something else.
Squirrels, I thought - or perhaps a lot of little insects...? And while I stitched my grasses I thought and thought about it, until I remembered...
...how delightfully charmed I was the first time I saw pictures of chickens in sweaters. And so of course I knew then that chickens it had to be.
There's a little cat hiding in the picture too; and he started out as a little bit of painted lutradur too.
and, the finished piece.
A couple of spring chickens!