Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Fabulous Knitting Podcast - Skeindeer Knits


Over the past year I have been watching & enjoying various knitting podcasts on YouTube. One of my favorites is Skeindeer Knits which is hostessed by Eli who describes herself as "a Norwegian living & knitting in London."  Eli is an accomplished colorwork knitter.  Colorwork is always something I have wanted to master.  Her enthusiasm for this way of knitting is contagious, & her expertise is as awe-inspiring as her finished projects.  If you are interested in hearing a delightful young woman talk about this type of knitting, you won't be disappointed in watching her episodes.  Just visit YouTube & type Skeindeer Knits into the search area.  This will lead you to her channel where you can subscribe   : )

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Another Bird Visitor

I just thought I'd stop by to say hello & do a wee bit of catcing up up.  I finally got all the Christmas things put away a couple weeks ago.   Haven't really downsized them much as I decided it was more important to start downsizing things on the main floor rather than in the lower level.  I managed to get my yarn & some knitting items sorted out in between medical appointments.  Will be starting with the cross stitch items next.  eBay or wherever I decide to sell things is going to keep me very busy once that gets underway!

A female red-bellied woodpecker came to partake of some of our seeds today.  John & I always enjoy when she & her husband drop by, or some of her kin.


Speaking of me & John, yesterday we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary!  Where does the time go?  We traveled to Lexington to eat at our favorite seafood restaurant & spent the day reminiscing about all these years.  We're looking forward to the next 41   : )

Our temperature this weekend is predicted to be 70 degrees!  I am not amused!  

I hope all is going well with everyone!

Friday, January 6, 2017

More Snow ... Lots of Bird Photos

The snow from the other day melted away pretty quickly, but yesterday it started snowing at about 5 a.m. & continued pretty much the entire day & into the night.  A light snowfall most of the time, but quite a few periods of those big, fat, fluffy flakes I love so much.  We've been feeding the birds here since winter arrived & yesterday I got some pretty good photos of some of them ... along with some squirrel photos!  Did I ever mention that when I was in middle school, my little cousin couldn't say my name?  Instead of it coming out as "Shirlee," it came out as "squirrelly."  The family had a field day with that   : )

Here are some cardinals, male & female.









I love how I was able to capture two of them at the same time   : )



Here is a female, a mystery bird, & a mourning dove sharing their meal.

I like how this female cardinal is sandwiched by two mourning doves   : )

Mourning doves are so cute!


Here is a mourning dove all puffed up against the cold.

One of our regular squirrels.  

It might be a little difficult to see but this is a black squirrel   : )
I hope you enjoyed visiting with our feathered & furry friends   : )