When I saw this adorable, bright colored hummingbird in the February 2020 issue (353) of CrossStitcher magazine, I just knew I had to stitch it! It was exactly the kind of project I needed – quick and easy, with only a few colors and very little backstitch. This little guy only took a few hours and really brightened up my dreary winter days. The designer is one of my favorites, Maria Diaz. Instead of using the 28 count Cashel linen as suggested, I used up a scrap of white Aida I had laying around. I’m not sure how I will finish him off, but I’ll probably end up putting him in a hoop and displaying it near my recent embroidery mandala.