I have a beautiful Maple tree in the front garden. When we bought our home, couple of years ago, I also bought a birdhouse for the tree. For the past couple of years, we have sparrows coming and making their nests. The picture above is of the tree and the new little bird that has come to live and make it it's new home.
So, as you can imagine when I saw the pattern for the sparrow, I just had to stitch it. The design is made in full stitches and half stitches and a little of backstitching. The legs were stitched 1 over 1 on the 32 count fabric. The tail really comes to life with the half and full stitches.
an update to show it framed**
the colors were so similar to those of the sparrow