28 October 2014

What happened to the hummingbirds


There's a story behind the hummingbird pattern. First, as I mentioned the other day, I never thought I could design one because I'd seen so many really, really good ones on the internet and didn't think I could do one any better.  I'm definitely NOT saying mine's better but it's OK.  It'll do for now.



As you probably remember when I was over in America at Tat Days I was going to stay with my friend Joanie who now lives in Florida. Other times I've stayed with her she's been living in South Carolina and I've always been mesmerised by the hummingbirds at her feeders. She told me ages ago that there were no hummers in Florida (well, not often around her area) so I decided she 'needed' some. That's how the design was inspired - by Joanie missing her hummers. 


The picture below is what I made for her and took with me on my trip over the pond.  



8 comments:

  1. That's a most beautiful picture! - and a very special gift indeed.

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  2. Lucky Joanie!!! That picture is Gorgeous!!! Where've you hung it Joanie??

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  3. Wonderful art and completely framed too! I do have some that come ever year and they have migrated now (cold weather) but the numbers went down and I was worried we had such an odd winter and bad weather, I thought it effected them, then my daughter's dog slipped away and she went into a neighbors back yard to get dog and he had put up 10 feeders and they were all over there ;( grrrrrI slowly got to see more by keeping my sugar water fresh. Sorry for the long story just felt like typing huh?

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  4. What an awesome gift!!! :)

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  5. Lovely tatted picture! Now she'll always have a few to look at.

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  6. Lovely tropical picture, Jane! Your hummers seem to have a purpose with that look in their eyes! They are looking and aiming at the flowers!

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  7. Just beautiful, she one lucky lady !!

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  8. Oh, this is lovely lovely artwork, Jane ! The flowers & their stems are so inviting, little wonder the hummingbirds are charging in that direction :-)) Superb !!!

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