Remember the hummingbird beak from the last update on the Secret Garden embroidery project?
Well, here’s the second one, embroidered in the same colors, with long & short stitch and some long split stitches.
On the first hummingbird, I embroidered the whole bird before I tackled the beak, but on the second one, I figured I better embroidery the beak right now, while it was still in my head!
You can click on the photos above for a larger version.
You might notice I didn’t do much different on the second beak – perhaps a little more of the lighter gray, compared to the first beak, and no black along the opening. I may touch in a tiny line of black yet.
For right now, though, I’m fine with them, and will leave them for a bit.
DMC Thread Colors for the Beaks
For those who are following along with the project and embroidering with the color schemes, these are the DMC thread colors I used for the beaks:
310 – black
3799 – dark gray
414 – medium gray
3024 – light whitish-gray
350 – dark coral
3341 – light coral
When I sat down to write this article, I was sad that I wasn’t showing you the finished second hummingbird! I’m very eager to finish this project, but with Thanksgiving coming up in a couple days, and a deadline to meet on another project next week, I suspect I won’t get back to the hummingbirds for a couple weeks. I want it to be a 2014 finish, though, so keep your fingers crossed for me!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to leave them below – I’m all ears!
If you’ve like to follow this project from start to finish, you’ll find all articles relating to the Secret Garden Hummingbirds – including information on where you can find the design, what threads and stitches are used, setting up the embroidery project, and all the stitching – arranged chronologically in the Secret Garden Project Index. We also have a Secret Garden Embroidery Flickr group, where folks are posting photos of their own Secret Garden embroidery projects. Feel free to drop in!