Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Updates on (Almost) EVERYTHING (including a very fab giveaway)

Here is my April TUSAL post . . . lots more color in the jar this time around.

Porch Bird

Caught mama bird looking for food for her brood.  Missed the pic of the peeps with their open beaks sticking up above the edge of the nest.  Maybe tomorrow.

I took some baby bird pics, but they were not looking their best today.  I need to put something for perspective near the chicks when I do my next post, just hard to use both hands when standing on a stool and trying to avoid touching the nest.  The babies look large in yesterday's picture, but they were tiny when I saw their heads up during their feeding.

Watching, Stitching & Reading

I am watching the P.D. James Ultimate Collection (all 13 BBC produced series) while I am stitching.  Not really the best choice, since I keep having to go back over sections because I missed something.  I am currently stitching the big heart on the Mother's TLC, so there are no color changes, but I am trying to make sure I end & start the rows correctly.

Just started two new books today . . .
  1. Glazed Murder: A Donut Shop Mystery ("A little sugar never killed anyone")
  2. The Viper's Nest:  A 39 Clues Mystery (These only take me a couple of hours to finish, so they are a quick fun read - I highly recommend for 5th - 8th grade)

Went out to lunch with my DM and had my favorite:  eggplant pizza and salad.  Then DS & I splurged and ate dinner at Copeland's.  We even ordered dessert to-go -- Bananas Foster Cheesecake.  Since I had a $5 off coupon and we will split the dessert 3 ways, it is a smallish splurge.

52 Flea 400th Post Giveaway

Laura at 52 Flea is having a giveaway to celebrate her 400 post.  She always has such lovely posts and finds the most wonderful things.  Stop by to check out her blog, it will become one of your favorites, too --


  1. sweet bird
    and stitches too
    i so enjoy pd james novels
    have seen some of the pbs but not all
    will have to go the library

  2. Lovely photos of Mama bird! Your wip is looking great.

  3. Your WIP is coming along nicely and love the shots of the birds. We've been watching some birds build nests in our birdhouses - using a lot of my tossed threads which I hang on tree branches in the yard for them to find.