Here is the completed top done. I managed to do all the stitching of the wool pieces using the blanket stitch, then using some stem stitching for bits of hay around the nesting eggs, and button eyes.
Here is a close up of the mama hen, looking over her little chick.
Here is a close up of the nest with the hay holding the eggs. Nice touch on the look of the eggs.
When I get back home, I will be sandwiching the batting and backing doing some stitch in the ditch and then get the binding on to totally complete this little wallhanging.
I am going to be staying out of town longer than expected, by about 13 days, so my wonderful husband is shipping me another stitching project to work on during the long days of sitting.