"Two Turtle Doves"
As promised the second addition to the 12 days of Christmas.
Keeping to the Folk Feel and the earthy tones.
Smaller and slighter in build than many other doves,
the European turtle dove may be recognised by its browner colour, and the black-and-white-striped patch on the side of its neck. The tail is notable as the bird flies from the observer; it is wedge shaped, with a dark centre and white borders and tips. When viewed from below, this pattern, owing to the white under-tail coverts obscuring the dark bases, is a blackish chevron on a white ground. This can be seen when the bird stoops to drink and raises its spread tail.
Keep in mind if you like the Doves and do not wish to add the number it can always be omitted by adding the background color instead.
This is the same size as the Partridge in a Pear Tree:
5 1/2" high by 7" wide
It is a three strand punch
Color coded using both Valdani for the background and DMC for detail work.
For sale in my Cottage Etsy Shop:
Stay Safe and Warm,