Birds and books

on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I am surrounded by inspiration.
The Baltimore Orioles and the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are
exotic birds. Spending time with them is a joy.

I have begun a journal for my fancy work.
I shall record my thread and needle choices. A place to do design.

I have so many ideas.

My husband has redone a flower bed.
We are preparing to grow fig trees.
We hope to get our fig trees this Friday.
This has been a dream of mine for many years.
I do hope the figs do well in my backyard.
I am thinking the fig will be my focus fruit for 2012.
I love the idea of a bowl of felted figs!

I want to try doing photo transfers .
I have lots of photos to use as patterns for embroidery.

I also want to do some dyeing this summer.

We are planning a road trip.
We are going fossil hunting.
There are two main fossil beds we will be visiting.
One is in Nebraska the other Oregon.
We are planning our trip to include lots of rocks.

The Adult birds are beginning to bring the babies out.

So cute.

I have decided to knit a lap blanket
while traveling.
I do love these hats.

I shall think about knitting hats this winter.

I am drying herbs for teas and

creating my own tea blends.

This book is inspiring.

Planning a Fossil Hunt
is exciting.
I have my rock hammer and my chisel.