A bit under the weather the last two days. I attempted one short outing which didn't last long. Not too much lost as the overcast skies have not been conducive to decent photography. It did give me a kick in the back end to go ahead and start some projects I planned to give for Christmas gifts.
Feeling a bit crafty, I pulled out the embroidery machine to work on some of the designs below. (image source) I love the works of James Audubon and the person that digitized these designs has done a really excellent job for embroidery patterns.
They are quite complex with many layers of shading which means massive color changes. The first project I completed (at 0130) this morning was the Wood Duck. 93 color changes for this piece. It looks great though. After ironing and placing on an adhesive foam board, I added a mat and framed. It turned out to be a really nice looking piece.
Hoping for some clearer skies tomorrow but looking at satellite weather, more clouds coming in.