(apologies for the gratuitously misleading title to this post, couldn't help it)
Inspired by the Chickens of Normandy, and confined to the house due to a prep day for a "virtual" colonoscopy*, I felt the need to stitch something relatively easy and slightly pointless.
It starts with a little baby chick getting all stitched up and trimmed to size:
And then here are some beakless birds, waiting for inspiration to strike:
which it did, in the form of little pieces of folded metal from a tomato puree tube.
So here are some beaky chicks:
Just need some legs now!
(Nothing "virtual" about it in terms of the prep day, I can tell you - luckily the actual thing itself just involved lying in superman position under a large doughnut-shaped X-ray machine for 5 minutes)