Over the weekend, I was happy to spot a red pileated woodpecker up in one of the trees near our house. These guys are especially easy to find in the winter-time, as their pecking can be quite loud, and once you're looking for him, his big red head is pretty hard to miss. I thought he'd be an excellent subject to portray with a little free-hand embroidery. I came up with a design on the train this afternoon, and stitched him together after I got home. Here's the result:
Did you know that Woody Woodpecker was modeled after the red pileated woodpecker? Ha ha ha HA ha!