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March 1, 2012

I'M A BIRD BRAIN + PICTURES OF SAMPLER, SEWING and SNOW

Good Morning Primmies ~


As if watching an Eagle sitting on her nest isn't obsessive enough:
I now watch the skies for Turkey Vultures. Yes, I need an
intervention. No wonder I don't get as much done as my bloggy
friends do. But for me I did get a lot done. I'm working through
the pain and I'm using biofeedback to fight it. Mr. Glen Oaks
even asked me what had me bright and chipper when everyone
else would be winding down for the early evening.  I'm not
quite sure why, I think it's because I'm doing what I used to do
and I have so much enthusiasm. I think they used to call it
"giddy"! A Southern phrase, when I was very young my dad
used to tell my mother, "Rose, why is she so giddy-headed?"
It means frivolous, lighthearted, (lightheaded). The synonyms are not quite as kind. "Without prudence or judgement", and
unbalanced. Well that's me alright! I think it's Spring fever.
Here is the pair of turkey vultures, they migrate farther north
to breed. Well, they got here early. They were so cute. I think
there was some courting going on there and I captured it. This is the view from one of our living room windows:
As John Dillinger said to his girlfriend 'Billie',                 "Where have you been all my life?"              


"Hey, I don't kiss on the first date"
"How about dinner later? My tree or yours?"
If you have birds on the brain, here's a link called
All About BirdsThey have a little information on the turkey
and other raptors and birds. There are all sorts of new birds
coming to our yard. We put out fresh water several times a day because it freezes, and the blue jays especially love their water.
There were two baby blue jays here today. And I think the ones
I love are called Snow Buntings? Maybe someone could help
me with that one.
I have three things going on right now in the craft zone: the
Polly Daggett sampler, Safrona Ager sampler, oh wait, more
than 3, Miss Peabody, a large grunge prim rabbit, pear and crow make-do and the 3 dog coats. I have everything in various
stages except for the dog coats. Sorry dogs.
Polly Daggett as of tonight. I wish I could go faster but between her mistakes and mine I'm confused (remember I'm giddy).





Close up of the border and Polly's boo boo's. I should be in the pretty colors tomorrow.
All rolled up for the night and going in my needlework bag. My sewing project is from the March/April 2012 Issue of 
Create and Decorate. She's a rabbit called 'Miss Peabody' and
she's designed by Kim Grasso. I'm thrilled with this pattern
because the rabbit is a HUGE doll.  It doesn't indicate what size it is but the torso and the legs are soooo long. And it's grunged
pretty well, so you will adore her, I'm sure.
This is as far as I got tonight after putting the sampler down.
Biggie was tired of me ignoring him, so patterns and transfer
pen kept mysteriously ending up on the floor:
I don't use pins when I have pets underfoot. I traced the shapes and I'll sew along the traced lines and cut a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I have the prettiest fabric for her dress. It's a medium weight homespun, red and mustard check with :0) you'll have
to wait to see her wear it. I'm a stinker.
 

Speaking of stinkers, there go the Noah's Ark figures. Biggie does this when we try to work or use the printer. They are both good about not sprawling across the keyboards, they just like to sprawl across things in high places.
So far the 30- hour snow storm turned into not enough to shovel.
Maybe we missed the worst. We only have about 3 inches.
I snapped these while it was really starting to snow:
I don't know if you can see them, but those are mountains in the background. That's my across-the-street neighbor's yard.
My view from the kitchen. Here's our poor little neglected shed:

More of those gorgeous oak trees that like to fall on houses and power lines. Lastly, my view from my sewing chair:
Our Cypress trees outside the living room windows. The turkeys
were across this street in a huge Maple tree.
I hope you have a happy day whatever you do.
Hugs,
Susan

written Wednesday February 29, 2012 post Thursday March 1st





10 comments:

Faye Henry said...

Good Morning Miss Giddy.. grin..
I can't wait to see your huge bunny.. I love grungy ones, especially.. I am a bird watcher too but here in Eastern Canada we don't have the same although we do have blue jays.. I have been trying to identify a flock we have had at out feeders this Winter..
Glad you didn't get all of the storm..
Keep warm dear heart...

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh no, Miss Susan,

"Without prudence or judgement"? I don't know who judegment is but without "prudence", ME - your favorite teddy bear - PRUDENCE? Without ME??? Sniff...(sounds of running bear paws going upstairs - door slamming, silence).

Well, it looks like our favorite little "fur face" is not understanding grown-up talk. She thinks you meant "prudence" as our Prudence. I'll go and talk to her and explain.

I was so concerned about "our" Eagle family yesterday with all that bad weather and wind. I know what you mean by "obsessing". I must have check that cam 10 times - honest.

Have a wonderful day, dear friend.

Hugs

maddyrose said...

The samples is coming along nicely. I have some embroidery pieces tucked away that I should be working on. I have so many things that I need to wrap up but these dreary winter days seem to zap my energy. The bunny doll looks like it will be a fun project. I can't wait to see how it's going to look when it's done. Enjoy your day.
Hugs

Sheila said...

Great post Susan! You're keeping yourself busy. We got about 5" yesterday. Roads were awful last night when hubby came home. Wind open spaces and winds make for very icy conditions. Some roads are closed this morning!
Hope it's melted by the time I need to head to town.
ttyl~

Debra said...

What a wonderful sampler and I can't wait to see the rabbit doll!
Great pics of the turkey vultures and the snow. I love your shed!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What wonderful photos. thanks for sharing. Your sampler is coming along wonderfully and I can't wait to see your finished bunny. I seen this pattern in the book also and want to try making her, but I got too many irons in the fire right now, Lol! I'm afraid the pattern might be a little difficult for me. I have basic skills for easy patterns. Enjoy your day!

Connie said...

I enjoyed the photos of your turkey vultures! We have them around here and also the eagles....I need to get outside with my camera. Actually the Mississippi River only froze over for about 2 weeks so I haven't seen as many. We have a sanctuary for them on a island not far away and I've seen their huge nests. Might have to find my photos of that! Your stitchery is really coming along and I can't wait to see more of your bunny!

frontporchprims said...

Giddiness comes in bunches around my house with three little girls. I love it. Your sampler is coming along nicely. Your rabbit doll is going to be so cute. I can tell already. Hummm.... I must get a project started soon. Have fun watching the big birds. -Steph-

lilraggedyangie said...

Susan Hello I am so sorry I havent made it over here before now sheesh just runnning myself raggedy apparently lol But I am here and I am a tad jealous of the snow ...we havent even had enough to play in this winter :0( I love that bunny your working on Create and Decorate is one of my fave reads cant wait to see her all finished up ! have a great evening ! hugs lil raggedy angie

jennifer768 said...

Susan I so enjoyed your post! Giddy minded or not you are doing some beautiful work!All the pics are awesome...we have had so little snow this season.Have a great evening,Jen

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