Thank you so much for all the bird suggestions. I really appreciate them all and there are some great ones that will almost definitely get stitched at some point. A special thank you though to Melissa (whose own sampler wall was partly responsible for my desire to do one!) I had been thinking that Frederick from Carriage House Samplings was lovely, but I had no idea there was a Frederika too! How did I miss that? I think either (or both) would fit in perfectly.
We have a tiny house so I don't know where this mythical wall will be, but I'm enjoying dreaming! I want to do a ship/sailing wall too - Shores and 1797 Ship Sampler from CHS and Plymouth Sampler from The Sampler Company are lined up for that!
And of course one day in this mythical place with wall space I will also have a Blackbird Designs wall - I already have a couple stitched and framed and here's Moon Garden well on the way...
The Willow thread (the main stem and border) is a lot paler than in the chart photo but I decided I quite liked it anyway. It works well against the dark fabric.
Ah well, off to stitch and dream of wall space. Have a lovely weekend everyone!