My DH came home from work yesterday with a small funnel for me. I'd already been to 3 different hardware stores trying to find one. I was thrilled that he'd finally found one and finished filling the pillow with the crushed walnut shells.
The weather is much cooler here today and breezy so I have all the windows open to help get rid of all the humidity built up in the house. Shortly after I opened them I heard a familiar cheep, cheep. The cardinals had arrived for their morning snack. I've been trying unsuccessfully to get a picture of the female. She's far more skittish than the male and flys off at the slightest movement. Sometimes I haven't even moved, she sees me and takes off.
This morning I was sitting right by the window, checking out my photo of the pinpillow when they arrived. I couldn't believe my luck. I hid behind the opened vertical blinds and snapped this pic. It's not the greatest but before I had a chance to get a second one she was gone.
The cedar waxwings are also back for their annual visit. The only time we see them is towards the end of June when they arrive to clean off the berries from our neighbour's tree.
I snapped this photo yesterday.
I love the yellow tips on their tails and their masks which make them look like flying bandits!
Now that the mail is back on track once more I'm anxiously awaiting several orders I placed in the last 3 weeks. I just got a peek at the new BBD Loose Feathers chart which has yet to released and I've also been considering the Mystery Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread. I know that many are doing a SAL of this one. I'm not ready to stitch it right now but would love to have it for my stash. It will all depend on my first pension check. After all, I'm on a reduced income now!