Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday Finish!


This week I wanted to make some lavender pillows with a design by Cheri Saffiote. It is part of a larger pattern and I reduced the chickens to fit a small pillow. I was thinking of someone who likes chickens, as a gift for Christmas. 

We also spent a few afternoons at the beach. The surf was rough at one beach, so not great for swimming. We were able to find space at another on the quieter side, so it was nice to swim in calmer water with a sandy bottom. I was amused by this young, Great Black-Backed gull, squawking behind his mother, I guess it was it's first time swimming.

Of course I found a few treasures while walking on the shoreline. One item was hidden in the sand, looks like a can opener, but too big, still trying to figure out what it is. It is not solid, it is thinner and molded in the back, so wouldn't be a great tool.

And I am enjoying, all the young birds who are visiting now. A couple of Chipping Sparrows resting in the tree.

I also spotted a Goldfinch, feasting on my neighbors sunflowers, and a young Bluejay has been coming to visit.

Some birds are harder to ID, but this young house sparrow came with it's dad, who had the red coloring. The young Bluejay is a curious fellow. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to and my feathered visitors. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


marie said...

I remember my youth in RI and the water was never that warm 65--70 in the summer. People took the day off when the water hit 70. Then moved to FL where the water temp reach 85 or more during the summer, more my style. Then of course when we moved to Oregon the water was 50 or below, so swimming wasn't a thing to do.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Cute chicken tucks Debbie...but I love the baby gull. So stinking cute. And now you are going to have me puzzling over that metal artifact you found. Interesting! And of course I always enjoy seeing your treasures, adventures and sightings! Have a great rest of your weekend. ~Robin~

Daisy Debs said...

Sweet chicken pillows and lavender sachets are always useful . It is lovely to see your wild life pictures . We don't have the BlueJay here in the U.K. He is a real cutie . What does he like to eat ?