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They’re Back!

After a heartbreaking setback last year (snakes are horrible, horrible creatures), the bluebirds are back and nesting!  Last time I checked, they had laid 5 eggs in the nest box.  At this point, Madam Bluebird is spending oodles of time in the box, so I’m pretty sure she’s incubating, and I don’t want to disturb her.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that nothing gets the eggs or babies this time.

Madam Bluebird prepares to leave the nest box for a snack.

Madam Bluebird prepares to leave the nest box for a snack.

Female Bluebird

Female Bluebird

Unfortunately my camera has very little zoom, so all of my bird pictures are pretty low quality.  I keep trying, though.  One of these days, I’m going to sit outside in a chair somewhere close to the box.  I bet if I’m still, they’ll come around.



Two Little Birdies

In addition to knitting my heart out, I’ve recently taken up hand embroidery. I *really* don’t need another obsession, but I couldn’t help myself! I completed my first project yesterday, and while it’s far from perfect, I think it’s cute.


I’m planning to lightly iron and frame it when I get the chance. I think my walls are in trouble. I could easily cover them with my amateur embroidery!  I have discovered that embroidery is a whole lot easier to do than knitting when you have small children. There’s no counting required, and you can put it down in an instant should your attention be needed elsewhere.

I’ve been pinning tons of embroidery patterns on Pinterest, and I really want to start another project. I’m not allowing myself to do anything else but knit Christmas projects until they’re DONE. I guess that means I have something to look forward to, right?