OK some one needs to slow down the passing of time! Seriously, I just can't seem to catch up on anything and with Spring in the air, that means lots to do! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the warmer weather. Tim's tag for March was simply gorgeous, but I did not have any of the more pastel paints, so my colors of choice were Peeled Paint, a touch of Chipped Sapphire, and Brushed Pewter.
Now I wanted to stick with a theme of Spring and all that brings and I could not help but think of my yard birds and in particular the Blue Scrub Jays. These birds and I assume they are the same due to personality, have been coming around for a few years now. There is one that is very friendly as far as wild birds go and will sit right outside my kitchen window and wait for breakfast. Blue Scrub Jays love peanuts and I am not sure how I realized that, but believe when I used to toss out my Fred's leftover seeds in the morning, I must have watched them carry them away. These birds will hang out in the yard when we are working and now even have accepting Steve.
The other day, I watch the friendlier of the two gather up nesting material while I was just a foot away. So my yard Blues as I call them are the inspiration of my March tag! I am also linking this up at Frilly and Funkie's Challenge Blog for the "Bring on the Bling" with my sparkly Silver EP and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Lions and Lambs, oh my" and my animal inspiration is obviously my yard birds!
After I stamped Tim's bird, I cut slits around the feet to be able to pull through some dyed cheesecloth as to represent my Blue's carrying off their soon to be babies new house material. You know we have never seen the little ones, so maybe this year. These birds hang around all year and a few times a year they don't show up for a couple of weeks and I worried at first, but now I just wonder what they are up to!
Finished it off with adding a painted grunge number 3 for March and adding a little birdhouse charm that Brenda gifted me some time back. Tied it off with dyed ribbon and cheesecloth.
I have to tell you something kind of funny! We have been really busy working around the yard as pretty soon it will become extremely hot and much better to take advantage of the cooler weather. The last two weekend we have (mostly the man) have been putting together the new storage shed. Actually the last three weekends as first we had to tear down the old rusting away metal shed. No wonder I have no time! Well we are kind of small people and of course older. First we buy this very heavy (two big boxes) "Lifetime" shed and there was help to load, but not to unload once we were home. We literally had to take the pieces out of each box to move them from the truck. So now the man starts to read the directions and of course a "platform" is required! Next day off to buy the wood to make the platform and that took a weekend. Further reading states it is a 3 Man job!!!!!!! We did it and yes I did help and now we have a lovely little looking cottage shed. We did realize that we are getting a little on the old side to be carrying on in such a manner!! This weekend we will be getting stuff packed and ready for a little mini trip next week, so I am sure happy that shed is done!
I sure do thank you for stopping by today and listening to me ramble on.
The colour red AJJ
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