Badass Falcons and Stitchy Swaps

After a couple of false starts and a few carefully chosen curse words I've finally made some progress on my rock n' roll falcon. (Click through for pattern.) I decided to stitch him up as a Peregrine Falcon because I like their colouring. And really, if any falcon was going to throw devil horns, they would. They're totally badass.

Rock n' Roll Falcon WIP

I chose to do the outline in a bluish-gray, so I guess I cheated a little bit because their backs and upper wings are that colour, but of course you only see his underside in my drawing. I have lots of detail stitching left to do on his face and body, and I need to redo his talons. I also want to add a tassel to the glove, and probably some other details. I'm going to be busy little stitcher.

Rock n' Roll Falcon WIP

And in other busy stitchy news, I signed up for Wild Olive's Stitch Swap! (Here's the Flickr group for it.) I'm stoked but kinda freaked out at the same time. It's only requires a 4" hoop, which totally seemed wee and cute at first, but now it seems very big and scary. I was also super excited when I saw my partner's "likes" list because I like the same things. Easy, right? Wrong! I can't decide what to stitch! I'm probably just overthinking the whole thing though, and I'll probably end up going with the very first design I picked out.


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