a simple flock…

simple snow

simple snow

Outside my window, all is lovely shades of grey ~ from the palest white-grey to the deepest charcoal. It may be nearly March, but winter is still calling the shots.  Frosty cold with whipping winds is the forecast.

Inside, the color scheme is similar, but the weather is quite different…

simple needs

simple needs

In here, the forecast calls for warm beds, good friends and flights of fancy.

One of the things I love about an elderly February fading into a youthful March, is the almost palpable Hope that fills the air.

Outdoors, the birds are silent no longer.  They’ve heard that Spring is arriving on the next train and they are bursting with joyful song!  The euphoria is quite contagious and I’m celebrating the possibilities of a new season by gathering together the makings of my own simple flock of bird make dos.

"the squeaky wheel gets the grease"

“the squeaky wheel gets the grease”

I have this small collection of little oilers that has been waiting in the wings.  I think a little bird, perched on each tip will just about fill the bill.   I love the Singer can, and what could be more fitting for a little song bird to rest upon?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Using scraps of weavers cloth, I draw up several freehand birds, punching them with bits of Valdani perle cotton.

5 birds

5 little birds

Now my flock is ready for backing and stuffing.  I think I’ll use dried organic lavender to fill these little peeps.  Lavender is my favorite material for stuffing.  It’s heady fragrance always lifts my spirits and the aroma lingers in my studio for days.

Perhaps, I could ask for some assistance with my flock of make dos?



*sigh*… It may never hurt to ask, but I’m pretty sure the answer will be in the negative.

May you travel your road today with a song of hope in your heart!

thank you for being with me….