Hello and Good Morning!
How are you? Has your body adjusted to the time change yet? I think I have (always easier in the Fall rather than the Spring) and I'm doing well. I never made it to the office yesterday! Right after I posted I received an email from Bruce saying he was going to work from home and go to the office on Tuesday. And, it turned out Mike was pretty backed up with conference calls ALL day long, so I decided to stay home. I'll head in later this morning so I can meet with Bruce.
Meanwhile, I managed to get two loads of laundry done and hung everything outside to dry - it was a gorgeous (and warm!) day. I also found time to do some stitching and I've managed to get quite a bit done on the Pomegranate Birds sampler.
Look at that! Bird #1 is complete and I even started filling in the urn. I was able to get the "MADE BY VL" stitched and started to fill in around the letters. Click to enlarge. I love the slanty A in MADE. the bottom part of the urn will have the year - hopefully 2021 - but I hesitate to stitch that now as I may jinx myself. After I finish the top part of the urn, I will stitch the matching bird on the right...then it will be time to fill in the year. I'm so pleased with the way this is turning out.
Speaking of birds...yesterday afternoon Fletch and I were sitting on the patio when Fletch noticed several birds at the top of a dead tree a couple of houses down the street from us.
Not a great picture, but the best I could do with my phone and 3 yards away from us. (Look at that blue, blue sky!!). Anyway, it doesn't show in this picture, but the birds had the brightest redish/chestnut color on their breasts when the sun was hitting them and the shape (look at the one on the right, lower branch) was the same as a Sparrow Hawk. Then the birds one-by-one took flight and came to our apple tree and it turns out they were doves. LOL We had gotten all excited over doves.
Another interesting bird thing (to us) that has happened this year. We have a suet feeder hanging from the edge of our patio. Usually Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers and the like will swoop in to eat. They have to hang upside down to get to the suet. No songbirds have fed that way...until now. Sparrows are flocking in and dining on the suet and they are chasing some of the larger birds away! I saw one fly up and pull the tail feathers of a bird to get it to move. So funny.
Mabel enjoys watching from the house and will "chitter" to the birds as they fly in and out. I've tried to get a video of her doing that, but so far no success. It's hysterical to watch her little mouth moving so fast!
Well, work emails are already flying in and I've got stuff to do (including I MUST complete open enrollment). Time to pour some more coffee, dry my hair and get ready for the day. Hope your Tuesday is a good one!