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Missouri State Bird and Flower Eastern Bluebird and Hawthorn Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

  • Missouri State Bird & Flower
Price:
$14.99
SKU:
86023
Weight:
0.80 LBS
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Product Description

Missouri designated the lovely eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) as the official state bird in 1927. The bluebird's song is a rich warbling whistle broken into short phrases (Tu-wheet-tudu) or a dry chatter.

The Eastern bluebird is a medium sized songbird (small thrush), with a short tail, chunky body, large round head, short black bill, a reddish-orange chest, and blue wings and tail (the female is a drab gray-blue with duller reddish chest, and juveniles have a spotted chest and back). Their diet consists of insects and small fruits.

The male Eastern Bluebird performs a "Nest Demonstration Display" to attract the female. He brings nest material to the hole, goes in and out, and perches above it waving his wings. This is his only contribution to nest building (the female Eastern Bluebird builds the nest and incubates the eggs). The nest is made with woven grasses or pine needles, and lined with fine grass, hair, or feathers. Eastern bluebirds prefer an open habitat with sparse groundcover (such as orchards, parks, and large lawns). Eastern bluebird nests are found in tree cavities and snags, and in nest boxes.

Missouri designated the white hawthorn blossom as the official state flower in 1923. Hawthorn, a woody plant that can reach 20 feet in height, belongs to the rose family (similar to plants like rose, apple and spirea). The tiny apple-like fruit (pomes) of the hawthorn is collected to make jam and also provides food for birds and small mammals.

The approximate design size using 18 count fabric is 7.94" x 12.39" - stitch count is 143 x 223.

What you receive:

A multi-page full color pattern.
A DMC floss number and color list.
A floss usage report indicating the number of skeins of each color required to work the pattern.
A color picture of the design for reference.
Floss and fabric not included.

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