Thanks for visiting my website! I live in Carrickfergus, an historic coastal town in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. I hand-embroider pictures of my own design with one strand of Anchor or DMC cotton and metallic thread onto Irish linen Embroidery has been a family tradition for at least 3 generations. My grandfather embroidered pictures of the sailing ships in which he served when on long voyages. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoy embroidering them. The pictures are mainly of birds, with appropriate backgrounds, and aim to be a close representative of the subjects chosen. Each one is unique - even if the design is embroidered again it cannot be identical. Favorites among the pictures are: For Americans; hummingbirds, blue jays and Eastern bluebirds and cardinals. Popular European birds are: robins, thrushes (especially with a background of autumn leaves) kingfishers, blue tits, wrens and kestrels. New European designs this year include: goldfinches, with teasels or thistles background, bullfinches, coal tits, and fieldfares. Exotic birds include: Count Raggi's bird of paradise (male) displaying outstretched tail; Fairy bluebird (South East Asia); Fairy wren with kangaroo paw flowers (Australia), and ring-necked pheasant.