When I know a pattern, I start out embroidering without counting much, I know most of the patterns by heart, like my carnations, but still vary them slightly. If this becomes boring, I have to find something new. This one is constructed by pixels and was inspired by South American weaving. I'll try this as a lino cut, too. If a pair of these birds are placed symmetrically, it looks like a 19th century German sampler cross stitch pattern.