When I first saw this design, I thought the bird was ugly. I am a fan of Just Nan but this didn't do anything for me.
That is, until I saw a finished one on FaceBook somewhere. I thought it was darling and just had to find the pattern. This is a pattern copyrighted in 2012 so it has been out for a while. I looked for it at Stitchville, no luck finding it. Then I looked for it on Stitching Bits and Bobs. It was on sale! So I ordered it. BFF#2 thought I was crazy. She thought it was ugly too. But she hadn't seen it all stitched up. I told her she would change her mind when she saw it all done. So now I am challenged to convince her that it is darling. It stitched up pretty quickly. I just used some linen I got at Stitchville. It is a new color called Antique Lambswool. I really like the color and wish I had bought a larger piece of it.
I changed it a teeny tiny bit. I added a few green stitches and made the lettering just a bit more simple. I decided that what the bird needed was an eye. Maybe one of the motifs was supposed to look like an eye but I added a purple bead as her eye.
This is how she turned out:
Well BFF#2, what do you think?