Finally I’ve finished stitching my second New Zealand native bird, this time its a Tui. Although tuis appear black when they sit high in the tree tops singing their hearts out, their feathers are actually shades of iridescent dark green, blue and bronze. They have white curled feathers at their throat, and wispy white feathers around their neck. The early settlers to New Zealand called them the Parson Bird.
My version of the tui
I have prepared my two native bird stitcheries and they will be my holiday hand quilting project, while we are away on our next caravan trip. I don’t do a lot of hand quilting these days, so should just be able to manage something small like this. Picture me sitting outside the caravan under the shady awning on a warm summers day with a cool drink in hand, doing a little hand quilting! That’s the plan, anyway.