Ornithological Cross-Stitch: the Cedar Waxwing

My favorite section of used book stores (well, any book store really…) is the one full of old, random craft books. I recently found Birds and Animals in Cross-Stitch – a book of birds, butterflies, and the assorted mammal (including a koala).


My in-laws are avid bird-watchers, so I thought they would like a rendition of this cedar waxwing.


I framed it in a traditional wooden frame to lend to its ornithological feeling.


What do you think? I’m inspired to find more life-like cross-stitch patterns; perhaps a set of mounted butterflies next?

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