|A Haven for birdlife|
|Beach huts on the Solent|
|The view from one of the many hides|
|Birdwatching snooze for the boy|
|Boats in the harbour|
Although not totally wader-tastic today, we still saw a fair few lovelies, amongst them one of my favourites, Lapwings. Oh I love these birds; the crest gives them such a cheeky appearance and in flight they have such a distinctive, oversized and rounded wing...
|Not my photo - if only my photography skills were this good!|
|Fabulous in flight|
Rather inspired by the lovely lapwings, I thought I'd have a go at stitching one. First a sketch or two...
Then tracing onto bondaweb, applique with a few scraps and back on with the trusty darning needle for a little freehand machine embroidery embellishment...I made it into an alphabet bunting flag - L is for Lapwing!
Perhaps I'll do a whole range of birdy ones - they may be a bit special interest but I think I know a few of my family members who might like them!