Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birdie "SPA"



I just had to put this on my blog..it is the funniest site I see each day when I look out my window!
We did this last year and found that it really worked well for the birds outside.
You know those plastic containers that the sandwich meat comes in?
Well, we decided we could recycle them and use them for the birds.
We clean them up really good, fill them with fresh cold water, and place them outside on our deck railing for our feathered friends.

Usually we keep one out at a time..but I am thinking maybe perhaps we should start putting out more than one. They are starting to fight over who gets at the "spa" first!
It is the funniest and cutest thing to watch out our kitchen window everyday.

I decided to take out the camera and take some pictures. We have all sorts of birds visit, doves, robins, cardinals, even blue jays!

Here are just a couple of pictures for you to see.

The robin decided he liked it so much, he just sat there as if he was floating in the water. It was so histerical! I told my husband I was going to run and get the camera upstairs.. I thought for sure he would be gone by the time I came back downstairs to take the picture, and I couldn't believe my eyes when he was STILL sitting there in the container of water..he really had gotten a cooling off I suppose :)

The birds seem really happy with the little sandwich meat container filled with water..they bathe and drink from it..I usually have to refill it twice a day.

Love my feathered friends!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Prayer Shawl

Things have been so busy in our family.I have not had much time to spend on my blog. I have been doing a little bit of stitching, and some crocheting. I have been upset with a very close friend that has taken ill. I have been spending time in church praying for her during the week, and offering up help to the family if I am needed. I worry so much, I so want her to be ok.
I have sewn more comfort caps and I have just completed making my first Prayer Shawl for her. I will take it up to the church to have one of our priests bless it for her.
I am still keeping very busy with the committee at church, baking for funerals and helping out when needed there also.
This church has brought me so much comfort since moving here. I enjoy being a part of the congregation and the people that enjoy being a part of this parish as much as I do. It is so nice to chat with the women and do things together for the need of others.
There is so much the church offers, if you seek, you shall find :)

Here is the prayer shawl that I have made. I used a cream color (Pound) yarn, and I used a half double crochet stitch.
It came out pretty nice to my surprise! I had never done this stitch before, and I am self taught.
I hope when my friend puts this around her shoulders she can feel how much she is loved not just by me, but by the Lord, and that she will always be blessed. She is truly a special person indeed.



Raggedystitches,
Louise