It's always better to learn beside friends, that which you could do alone. And I find that I would rather stitch beside those who inspire, cheer on, and applaud each of our efforts (not to mention giving me complete direction as a novice). Each one brings something to the others, and together we learn a medium we might otherwise never try. Here's to opening new doors and discovering what might be.
We recently discovered a hummingbird had built her nest in our backyard. It's the third time in the last several years that these curious little guys have chosen our yard to expand their families. The nest, about the size of an egg, sat precariously where two extension cords came together under our patio. The babies were about a week old when the nest fell from it's perch, unbeknown to us. I over heard the mama bird in a panic one morning, and discovered the collapsed nest and two of the tiniest birds in a small heap on the ground. A quick search online, lead me to local bird heroine Jean who walked me through the steps of assembling a new home base, securing it to it's previous spot or close to it, and then uprighting the babies and their nest, settling them into the new and improved home. It was quiet harrowing especially given the size of my hands, and the minuscule size of the birds (not to mention my own baby bird Ruby toddling along side me the whole way). I'm happy to report that after about 5 days we were delighted to see the babies growing and well as pictured above, another 5 days and they were gone. What a joy it was to see these little ones into the big, wide world; the cycle of life never ceases to amaze me! I hope wonderous things are happening wherever you are.
I've been fortunate to have fabulous women in my life. Women that are strong, admirable, loving, kind and unique. This video features just such women, and I am completely inspired by their perspective on life. May I grow to be more like them!
I'm having a few friends over for a creative play day this weekend, and I still haven't pulled out my Halloween decorations. I'm not sure I will, it's time to sort through that box tossing what's seen better days and of course keep the things I love. I'm not sure that's going to happen just yet, so this morning I went to MarthaStewart.com to see her Halloween goods. She loves Halloween and always has great recipes and decor. Here's what I found...
I'm putting our lunch together from recipes I found on Pinterest. I know, I know; not everything there is what it seems. So I'll be cooking it all ahead of time to be sure it's just what I'm hoping for. I'll try and remember to take photos and let you know how it all turns out. I hope you have a great weekend as well!
I recently entered and won a giveaway on Carol Spinski's beautiful blog. She is one of several women who are part of Jeanne Oliver's newest e-course, Home for the Holidays. As anyone who knows me personally can attest, I am no slave to fashion. I have always been far more interested in our home, and homemaking. It's my sanctuary, my happy little corner of the world, and where I am most comfortable. For me
I'm looking forward to this e-course and the holiday season ahead of us. This is such a fun time of year, I just wish it wouldn't pass by so quickly! Thanks again Carol for hosting the giveaway, I was so surprised to win. I can't wait to see what you all have in store for us.
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