Ok, so it's been a not so grand week here, but in the scheme of things, this was pretty minor. You have to realize, that out of 69 days here in Michigan, 49 have been with measurable precipitation ( 5 inches fell yesterday), so when I grabbed my sweatshirt to take ol' Oscar Boy out for a walk between the raindrops, today, this is what I found... note to self... "never leave liver treats in your pocket"....
This guy is just the sweetest little bird... White Crowned Sparrow. I think that they are just passing thru on their way back up to Alaska. We've had 4 of them visiting us for a few weeks now... soon they'll be gone...
He sits on the rail waiting for breakfast to be served. These birds wont go to the feeders.. They are quite shy.
We have 2 pair of Baltimore Orieos this year. These fellas just sing their little hearts out.. Yes, they really are that orange..
The Orieo and Downy Woodpecker will share ..
This guy is a real treat... Rose Breasted Grossbeak. The pair have been visiting all week.. The female is not a very showy little girl, but what she lacks in beauty.. well.... who knows... All this bird activity has me inspired to pick up the needle felting. The weather has finally turned today, and I will be dyeing some roving for sure.
This is just the sweetest little gift that Karen brought me when I went to the Philladelphia Doll and Teddy Bear Show this past weekend.. Thanks so much Karen. It was great meeting you, and so thoughtful of you...keep creating great treasures.
I'm sitting back today.. it was such a great showing of doll and teddy bear art... and now I realize that less talking and more picture taking were in order! We had such a grand time for 3 days of convention, followed by a Great Show on Saturday. There was soooo much to see, and little time to get out from behind my table...
Here is a listing of some of my favorites...
John Paul Port
Jody Battaglia... oh so fun!!!
Cindy McGuire.. I so loved her elephants....
Geri Williams... great needle sculpting!!!
Nancy Latham ... great dolls
Such fun... seeing old friends and making new.....
It's been a very busy week here, but I am tagging the last of the tinies, and then will sit in the sun for a moment, and make another list. I'm very good at making lists, and it keeps me a bit more focused when I have so much to get ready before leaving for the BIG convention. It will be such a great weekend, seeing old friends, and making new acquaintences... hope to see some of you there...
For those of us that have been following Jody Battaglia on Tumbler, and not been able to leave messages, (like me), I'm so happy to send this note... Hurrah, now we all can chat.. Check her out on blogspot .. now I have to get truckin'..the Philadelphia Doll and Teddy Bear Show is a week from today.
A trip to the farmers market never fails to bring smiles to all who enter this world of lushness. It's been a cold and blustery week here in Michigan, and today was no exception, but here at the market, dressed in warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves, it made me think.... well, ok, it made me say to myself... May Day.... really???? When I was young, May Day was always a special kinda day. We would make little paper lace cones, fill them with flowers, and hang them on special folks front doors, ring the doorbell, and run like crazy...yes, really, this actually did happen way back then... so here I am, ringing your doorbell, wishing you all a Happy May Day.