When I was a child a sweet next door neighbor "adopted" me as her granddaughter. We had some fine visits. She loved animals and critters. She set up a bird feeder to attract birds- especially cardinals. Around Christmas I could sometimes catch a glimpse of their bright red feathers. Often at the holidays I think of her and these beautiful birds.
I decided to celebrate that memory and came up with a simple little cross stitch pattern to share with you! Consider it your very first Christmas present of the year! I couldn't leave out the fascinating blue jay so there is a pattern for him too- These would make fine ornaments, Christmas cards, or tiny holiday displays.
A link to the patterns is found in the freebie section on the right or here. Below is the Christmas card version.