The giveaway is closed. The winner was Rina Mason #106 (Crickets Corner) and has replied to my email. Thanks everyone who entered and left a comment!!!
Thanks for checking out my stop on the hop today! When I saw a bird-themed hop it was a no-brainer to jump right in. I have a serious love affair with birds ever since I started staying home with my kids. The first winter we got a bird guide book and a bird feeder and it’s just exploded from there to multiple bird feeders, birdhouses, every kind of hummingbird feeder, mealworms for the birds (yes, mealworms!), and even a month long adventure of raising a baby robin last fall.
When we found “Lucky” he was a pinkie, which meant he didn’t have any feathers and had to be fed every 20 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
We took him everywhere with us those first few weeks, including to the pool in his shoebox home. We’d just sit him on the table in the shade, keep him fed and clean with a toilet paper trick we learned from a helpful rehabilitator, and no one was the wiser that we had a baby bird with us while we were splashing it up!
Once he was a fledgling and did a lot of flying around the yard, we were able to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator to take him. You see, when they are so small and require so much care around the clock, places that rehabilitate animals cannot meet those sort of demands with volunteer schedules and the fact that many people who do that kind of work also have regular jobs they have to go to. So we kept him for a little over a month until he didn’t need to eat so frequently and required less care. What a meaningful month we had taking care of him!
So what did I sew for this hop? Well basically I’ve tried to incorporate birds into nearly everything I’ve sewn since I signed up for the hop. I started a Mooshka quilt for my daughter, but it’s not finished yet, so I am sharing two other sewing projects today.
With the explosion of friends who are having babies this year, I’ve made quite a few pairs of reversible fabric baby shoes. This sweet bird print (no idea what it is) looks darling paired with pink polka dot fabric.
I’m not sure which photo I like better. I had a lot of fun staging the shoes for a photo op.
Here they are with their “friends.”
Then, the DC Modern Quilt Guild had a nametag challenge last month, so I thought I’d pick something with a bird in the design, of course.
It took no time at all to stitch up. The pom pom trim was a little tricky to pin into place (I have a really hard time with fiddly things like that), but overall it was pretty simple to make and I had fun wearing it around the entire day (like even into the Chinese restaurant to pick up carryout, and at the dinner table at home much to my husband’s amusement).
So there you have it! Now if you follow me regularly you might have seen that our squirrel-proof bird feeder stopped working last week. I took a few photos of an especially daring squirrel with strong teeth and sent it into the local newspaper, and they printed it!
Our new birdfeeder arrived yesterday and the girls and I put it up today.
It must work because I’ve seen about a dozen squirrels checking it out intently but never touching it. I picked it up on Amazon here.
I ordered a few more new feeders from Amazon, you know, while I was already looking...
No birds at this window feeder yet.
But I’ve seen a couple hummingbirds at this one already.
Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog hop today!
I have a little giveaway today…a charm pack of Winter’s Lane by Moda that features a lovely cardinal print perfect for bird lovers.
The North American Cardinal happens to be my favorite bird. What’s yours? Leave a comment to be entered to win. Open to anyone anywhere. Followers of my blog can get a second entry. I’ll announce the winner this weekend.
Have a wonderful Friday!!!