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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+3 dogs, +1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love is in the Air





Well actually its on my back porch! In the form of a flock of wild love birds that love to come and visit my tame lovebird Kiwi-wi. So I thought ala Garden Grumbles, who always has such cool nature pictures on her blog, I would snap a few of my own. Surprisingly the wild lovebirds let me get almost within arms reach of them to snap these photos. These birds originated in West Africa, which is why they are able to survive here in our warm climate with mild winters (it's been in the seventies the past two weeks here, beautiful weather!)Kiwi-wi though only goes outside when the afternoons are warmer, she has an inside cage too. As soon as I put her out in her porch cage she starts calling loudly to her wild friends, and within a few minutes these two are on top of her cage. There is actually a flock of about thirty birds or so that live in our neighborhood, but I think it is the same two that come to visit her each day. I put a dish of sunflower seeds on top too as a treat for them.

This is my progress on Diane Arthurs "Give Thanks", it's stitching up pretty quick. Though my fingers are itching to pick up another spring project. I have not been brave enough yet though to attempt finishing Lizzie Kate's "Spring Alphabet" again, i'm not sure i'm up for the frustration! So it is still sitting in a Ziploc baggy with all the pretty eyelet trim. Would it be wrong to just hang up the Ziploc bag as my way of displaying it?

And now something exciting. I wanted to do a little Valentines giveaway. So here is Bent Creek's Stoneware wishes "Be Mine". I did the "Peace be With You" one last year and loved it. I am including all the threads needed to finish it and some little heart buttons from my stash (the chart I ordered didn't come with Bent Creek's buttons.) To enter my giveaway just leave a comment! I will pick a winner on Valentines Day.

13 comments:

Mike said...

If I win will you teach me how to stitch so I can give it to you?

Denise said...

Cute pictues of the wild birds!
Please enter me in your give away, this pattern looks so cute!
Happy Stitching
Denise

natalyK said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! I really enjoy stitching Bent Creeks designs.

Mindi said...

How sweet the wild birds come to see your tame one, and the pictures are great. Love the cute chart you're giving away, thank you for the chance to win it!

gracie said...

I would love a chance to stitch this Bent Creek design! Love the Love Birds!

Linda said...

I would love a chance to be entered in your giveaway. I love Bent Creek designs. Love your Give Thanks by Diane Arthurs. She is my favorite designer and I have about 500 of her charts. The love birds are cute and you took great pictures of them.

Linda

Ziggyeor said...

Pretty birds!

Too funny I think I should hang up some of my stitching in their bags too sometimes ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jan said...

Gorgeous spring projects. Please include me in the giveaway. I would love to stitch it!

Shelleen said...

So cute that your bird gets visitors, They are beautiful and what a great thing to include snacks for them.

Wagapapa said...

Love birds are great!
I'd like to be entered in your giveaway, you know I'm a big fan of Bent Creek's designs.
xoxo

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Count me in for the draw too please. I don't have any Bent Creek charts (yet!).
Love your bird photos too.

Ranae said...

Beautiful birds.
Please enter me for the V-day give-away
What fun!

Mouse said...

ohhh just catching up and saw the lovely birds and scrolled down to you having a giveaway :) would love to be entered into it .... paws all crossed :)
love mouse xxxx