Our neighbors have a Killdeer nesting in their front flower bed. She is right next to the sidewalk, 5 feet from the porch. She picked a very busy, high traffic area.
I watered flowers for our neighbor over the weekend and had forgotten about their new neighbor. I was reminded quickly as I heard a loud piercing chirpping - like an alarm. I walked within 2 feet of her nest and she got crazy upset. She did the "broken wing dance", to distract me and to get me away from her nest.
I kept assuring her everything was okay, but she didn't listen.
She has every right to be crazy upset. See her camoflauged eggs just to the right of the light? She has been sitting on these 3 eggs for well over a week now, even in the pouring rain. Such a dedicated mother.
We tend to have a Killdeer nest in the area every year, but I have yet to see the chicks.
I started knitting a prayer shawl last night and for some reason I had a LOT of help. They go through these spells were they HAVE to be held and cuddled and shown tons of attention. Of course it is on their terms only. If I were having one of those needy clingly days and wanted them to sit with me they would hiss and bite and claw. Ya gotta love em.
This shawl for a young lady who is going away to boarding school in a couple of months. She isn't going far from home, but she will be AWAY from home. She is only 15 so the transition may be hard. We thought it might be nice for her to take some prayers and a little extra love with her.
Say a little extra prayer for someone you love tonight. Hope your week is going well.
Let me know what your plans are and what date you pick. I would love to see pictures and share stories on this blog. It can be as simple as sitting in the park knitting during your lunch break. You could knit while commuting on public transportation (I do this on a regular basis). Get a couple of your knitting buddies together enjoy some time at a restaurant. You could organize a group and do it up big. Heck - knit when you go out clubbing! Okay I just put that one in there to see if you were paying attention. We all know we can knit just about anywhere. Wouldn't be fun to be with others and share your love for the knitting.
Seriously, let's do this thing! Let me know if you want to. I am - even if I have to celebrate right by myself.
Take a look at that. So what do you think? Hubby and I have been playing with this idea of a recycled wine bottle hummingbird feeder for a while and I think we got it. We've been feeding hummers for a couple of weeks from our creations. This is a recycled wine bottle wired with flowers cut from drink cans added for some color to attract the birds. The whole project is made from recycled materials except for the feeding tube.
Here's a hummer taking a shot from a CaboWabo Tequila bottle.
(Love CaboWabo and Sammy Hagar)
It took me a little while to get these shots. I waited patiently on the other side of the back steps, for what seemed forever, hiding from the birds. I was beginning to wonder if I had hid myself well enough but then a hummer approached. Just as he was swooping in to take a drink I heard a loud MEOW!
Scruffy blew my cover!! I tried to shoo her away but the more I tried the more determined she was to stick her big head through the railing for me to pet. The more determined she became the more she meowed. I finally had to give in and make her go inside. She is still pouting but I'm sure she'll be over it by morning.
Sorry I've been away from blog world for several days. I've had a lot going on lately and lots of running around to do. To be honest, there's been some lazy thrown into the mix too.
Thanks for checking in. Hope you're having a groovy week!
What a nice day! Hubby fixed breakfast and Little Girl is cooking supper. Friday night we had a combination Birthday / Mother's Day celebration. My birthday was earlier this week so we decided we would have Big Girl and her family over for supper and enjoy our time together. This was a way to keep Big Girl from having to travel to both grandmother's today and actually get to enjoy her very 1st Mother's Day. We had a great time. That Grand Baby is too sweet.
Look at those sweet feet printed on a flower pot.
My favorite smell good from Hubby and Little Girl.
This is how I spent a good portion of the day - knitting and supervising hubby brewing. He was concerned that I might not want him to brew on Mother's day, but I insisted. After all, I drink as much of his home brew as he does and our supply is running low.
I love cards, especially for me. Lots of love being shared.
A ground hog decided to give us a Mother's Day visit
and raced through the neighborhood.
I hope you have enjoyed your day as much as I have.
Okay - I confess, I LOVE SOCK MONKEYS!!! I do, I really do. I don't know why... but I do. I have the urge to make sock monkeys again and think I may. I have found myself surfing the web over the past few days looking at sock monkeys. Could that be a problem or a sign of something serious? I think I have a pair of red heel socks in my stash that I have been saving for a time like this. I hope I do anyway. I will have to take the plunge into my pool of craft "stuff" this weekend and see what I have. Every now and then you just need a sock monkey fix.
Today me and Little Girl went to the The Handmade Market hosted by The Handmaidens. It was wonderful. This is a great show full of some the most talented artists and crafts people. I was taken back by the creativity. When I see arts and crafts at this level it challenges me to try harder. To get a taste of what you missed check out the vendors that were there. This was well worth my Saturday morning, especially getting to spend some time with my little one. I think her favorite part was the fortune telling pencil machine. It actually dispenses pencils with fortunes written on them. We had a great time together and enjoyed lunch and some talk time. What a nice day.
I am a wife, mother and grandmother who works full time and loves crafts and beer. I am married to my soul mate who is a home brewer and we enjoy trying new beers. We have an amazing family that keeps life interesting. I love any kind of crafts and my interests change often. Knitting and crocheting are a constant for me though and offer relaxation - most of the time. Life for me is fun, crazy, and exhausting all at the same time. I hope you will enjoy reading about it. Thanks for stopping in. I hope you will visit often and feel free to leave a comment.
Friday Night Beer Review posts are about craft beers that we have tried. Reviews are not always posted on Friday nights, but the beers are typically drank on Friday nights. The "reviews" are just our comments and thoughts about different beers and our likes and dislikes. Hubby and I have different tastes so we hope you find this interesting. You will also find information about different breweries. I will even try to post some beer happenings when I can. This is our feable attempt to make folks aware of various craft brews, breweries and beer happenings. Enjoy!