Today has been a nice, quiet day. I worked on the quilt for a bit, played games on the computer, read, napped, and filed all of the photos from my camera chip. A good day–a bit of fun, a bit of work and a lot of resting.
This morning we spotted a sparrow checking out the top of the fan on our deck. We think it may have been looking for a place to build a nest. I have to say that wouldn’t be the safest spot. With the wind that comes through our deck, I doubt a nest would last very long there. But then I got the idea that if the birds were looking or nesting sites, maybe they’d appreciate a bit of soft fluff for their nest. A friend told me about saving all of the clipped threads and bits and pieces of fabric that would ordinarily wind up in the trash and using it as a filler for a pet cushion. I’ve been doing the same thing, thinking I’d add some catnip to the materials and make a treat pillow for Carl. We have a suet feeder that hangs from the shepherd’s crook out in the yard, and I took a handful of threads and small bits of fabric and stuffed them in the basket.
I can see that the birds have been picking at the stuff–bits and pieces are sticking out where they hadn’t before, and there’s less filling overall. Mission accomplished!
Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Hope your day is going well.