Here's a little foundation pieced Carolina wren, based on a pattern by Brenda Groelz. I love her bird patterns.
This is a wedding present for a very dear friend who moved to Clemson, SC to coach the women's rowing team, and met and married a South Carolina girl shortly after he started his new job there.
The Carolina wren, the State Bird of South Carolina, is a darling little bird to sew, and I also used it as an opportunity to practice thread painting. It adds extra dimension to the piece, especially on the bird's breast.
I love the colors in the hand-dyed background.
The inner border is Nancy Crow fabric, and I have never met a Nancy Crow fabric that I didn't love. The outer border is a piece I bought on my recent trip to Franklin TN, from Stitcher's Garden fabric store.
I'm ready now to move on to my next UFOs, two small bargellos that just need binding.