There are six different felt pieces that I embroidered together to create the hummingbird.
The hummingbird I embroidered.
It is sitting in the Christmas cactus plant that my Dad gave me many years ago.
It is just starting to bloom...right before Thanksgiving.
I followed the directions with the exception of the eyes. Instead of using a trio of black beads, I used a a few stitches of white embroidery floss to create an eye.
The beak is a toothpick that I colored with a black Sharpie pen.
It is inserted between two layers of felt
once I was stitching the bird together.
At this point, I haven't put hangers on the birds that I have embroidered. I'm thinking that I may make quite a few different varieties and then do a hands-on type of bird activity at the nursing home in the spring.
In that way the seniors can touch the birds and perhaps handling the "birds" will help unleash some memories they have of feeding and enjoying them throughout their lives.