Embroidered Storks...Reader's embroidery again

Greetings everyone!!

I've not been embroidering much lately as we are in the middle of a career changing,life changing move from India to Germany. DH has already left the shores and now I am trying to tie up the loose ends - job, daughter's school, purchases for the winter there..

To be frank, I've no idea what to expect and I am nervous. It's a big change in terms of culture,language and climate. It's been fifteen years in Bangalore and all of a sudden this move...am I looking forward to it? Yes and No. Gosh!!!

It was in the middle of all this that I received the picture of another completed work from Shoba, one of the most prolific embroiderers I've come across. The speed in which she completes her pieces is unbelievable and each piece turns out to be better than the previous. Here's her work..

Please click on the image for a better view. This piece has as many as 15 different stitches incorporated. She very kindly passed on the list of stitches used in the pattern. If any one among you wants to try this pattern this would be really helpful. Of course, you can make changes according to your preference too. Here's the stitch diagram.

Thank you, Shoba. Because of you my blog has remained active in the past few months

That's about it for now. Will be back with more news and updates soon. We plan to travel in January and hopefully everything will just work out fine.

Love,luck and sunshine,