Cold, blustery, windy, snowy, chilling Winter! We've been a bit spoiled the past few months with traces of snow -- and mild temps. Today we awoke to 13 degrees, winds gusting to 40 mph and 3-6 inches of "lake effect" snow expected.
Thankfully for me when winter arrives the cardinals flock the feeders. We were graced with 6 or 7 pair of Northern Cardinals this morning -- I captured a few quick shots here:
|Foreground - Male Northern Cardinal with Female Cardinal in Background|
|The stump hanging to his right. He uses his left leg for all balance and function.|
|Here you an see the claws of his left foot on the feeder.|
Finally -- I took a class at a local QS yesterday, a Wool/Cotton applique from Kim Diehl's book "Simple Graces". In class we prepared the background, the wool, and the cotton applique pieces -- and we were able to place some. I finished up placement this morning and it's now ready for sewing. Nice thing about wool applique -- it works up fast -- cut, place, baste, glue or pin and use a blanket or overhand stitch to finish !!
Lots to do -- thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day !