Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I was asked to design the June page for Pam Kellogg's (Kitty and Me Designs) 2016 CQ calendar.   The only requirement was that it included a hummingbird.
I spent a lot of time on  line and looking through books for pictures of hummingbirds.
This was my first attempt looking more like a fish!!
This is my second attempt.
 I wanted it to be ethereal.... but not so much like a lobster 
My third attempt looks more like an angry ant!! 
This is my forth attempt. The body was more in line with what I wanted but the wings were puny!!  
So I took out the sequins and made the wings bigger.
This is the final page.  Thanks Pam for including my work in your calendar.  Go to Kitty and Me Designs to get your own copy of the calendar.


  1. I enjoyed seeing your design process - and I'm going to enjoy seeing your special page when it comes up on my wall next year too!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thought process and stitching behind the finished page, it was very interesting to see your auditions! Your finished design is fabulous! Christine x

  3. I think you were a bit hard on yourself. I didn't see a fish, lobster or angry ant. I saw incarnations of magical hummingbirds. Gorgeous final piece. It will be a GREAT calendar page!

  4. I have always been fascinated with your work Shirlee, and the audition of your amazing
    hummingbirds was a joy to behold. Each one was marvelous, and I also did not see a fish,
    or lobster or angry ant. But I truly enjoyed your fourth version and how it morphed into
    it's final state. Simply fabulous . . .