Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Stitching

Just a short post, as I have a headache tonight, or maybe the start of the flu.  I'm not really sure, as FM often has me feeling fluish.  I did some heavy cleaning yesterday, as well as an outing for my two week supplies. The lady, I met from Ravelry comes to take me shopping every two weeks, never asks for anything in return.  Just before Christmas, I gave her an 8 oz skein of some superwash merino I had dyed awhile back as a thank you.  She didn't want to accept it, but I kept insisting that she take it as I had for a bit and couldn't figure what to do with it past the dying stage.  I want to offer her gas money, but I'm afraid she would probably refuse it.  Anyway, it's such a tremendously big help to me and I don't want to feel I'm taking advantage of her.

When we got back, I asked her in to see the birdie babies.  I brought Herbie out and let him wobble around on the floor of the cage.  After she left, I set about to put everything away.  When I went to check on Herbie, he was back in his box.

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Herbie's favorite place to sit and doze all day long.

 After D came home and was fixing dinner, I told him how Herbie must have put himself back into his box.  I wonder if the little guy knows his name.  While I was talking, Herbie was making his own way out of the box. He walked around for a bit.  I heard Ladybird squacking up a storm.  There was Herbie trying to climb the side of the cage to get to the top of the nesting box.  He came back down, toddled to the front and I watched him climb back in.  Ladybird went in to put them to bed and had quite a tussle about it.  I watched birdie heads and wings go by the opening.

Today, I had Clarice out as well for a few minutes.  She wasn't too happy about it.

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Herbie with Clarice's head resting on his back.  They all seem to be getting dark blue and black tails.

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Herbie's getting to look more like a parakeet every day.

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Lady, do stop snapping that camera at us.

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A little more progress made on the ornament this week.  I had stop because the sparkle fabric was giving me a headache.  Or maybe it was the neighbors upstairs with their video game or Rockband blaring above my head.  Right over my bedroom it was so it made laying down to rest impossible. The noise was a louder level than anything I would have playing in my own space.   Five o'clock they finally shut it down, so I rested for an hour and woke feeling worse.  Hope it isn't the flu.

Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend.  Tonight my British shows are on PBS, so I'm headed to watch those and find some project that doesn't require much eye strain. I just can't sit and watch TV without doing something in the process.


by Teresa said...

Those babies are just growing so big.. I just love following their progress. Herbie is so cute with his head in the hole.. like he's looking at us. LOL

Have a great weekend and I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Teresa

Wanderingcatstudio said...

hope you're feeling better and that it's not the flu. The birdies are so cute!

Sue said...

Herbie is getting bigger every day! That's a fine family your have there.

Heather said...

Herbie is adorable! Hope you feel better soon, I'm sending you virtual chicken noodle soup, because that makes everyone feel better!

CraftyCripple said...

Hope you feel a bit better today. the ornament is looking lovely. I think giving your lift giver some yarn or fibre is a great way to thank her. It is easy to resist money, but yummy stuff to play with is another matter. Plus you can sell it like she is doing you a favour before you disappear under a fibre mountain of your own making. It is hard to have lots of help without giving something in return. Maybe if she refuses payment you can tell her that you need to pay your way and if she doesn't take the money you will donate it to a charity of her choice in her name. Maybe that way everyone can be happy.

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow they are getting big! I hope you are feeling better, tis the season for sickness. What shows do you watch on BBC? I love some of the comedies on there.

lovestitch said...

Love the cute birdies! Hope you're getting better now.
Take loads of care!

Anonymous said...

You stitching project is beautiful. I love that color blue on the fabric. It's going to be very elegant.

Rudee said...

I love that delicate blue stitching. It's beautiful!

Hope you feel better today.

melbatoast68 said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Maybe you should consider investing in a pair of ear plugs? (You've mentioned the noisy neighbors before) Maybe they would help you get the rest you need? Just a thought. Take care!

Anonymous said...

The baby birdies really do seems to be growing like weeds! I hope this fug passes over quickly.

Clara said...

Wow, your ornament is looking beautiful. The birds are are just sooo cute!