What a beautiful day it was yesterday! The beach was very busy even though its only March. We saw a very unusual pigeon on the rocks. It was jet black with white tailbars and an iridescent green ruff on its back. It was very tame, hopping right up to us. As it was ringed I think it must have been a fancy pigeon who had got a bit lost. Maybe it just fancied a day at the seaside!!

In the evening we saw the amazing full moon there is at the moment, with the moon closer to the earth. It was very bright.

I have been learning to use some new embroidery software we bought and it looks very good. The photostitch part is excellent so when we are confident with it we will be able to offer this service. The website has been updated and the new designs are all up,

check out my sparrowhawk,

– he was a challenge!

We’ve had some beautiful spring weather here yesterday and today. Daffodils are in bloom and the birds are starting to be very active. Which reminds me we need to get our bird boxes up. We have a lovely friend who is very good at carpentry and he has made us three bird boxes for our garden. One is for very small birds and will go on the back of our house.¬†One is going high on the garden shed and the other probably on a high fence post. As our garden is to a new build we don’t have any large ¬†trees to put them on. I think we need to get them up soon!

Thinking about birds inspired me to start some bird designs and today I have been working on a complicated sparrowhawk design. I found some lovely bird pictures to use as reference. There is a barn owl, a kingfisher, a swallow and another blue bird I need to find the name of. It would be nice to do all of them, but I may get bored with birds, so not all at once! I love my seagull design, which I have embroidered on the fleece I wear for my morning beach walks.