All that said, we've had a very pleasant wintry day here in northeast Georgia. The temps never rose above the mid 40s, and it drizzled pretty much all day, which won't really help our drought, but it can't hurt it too much either. As C and I were nibbling on our lunches and watching the birdies nibbling on theirs, I spotted about eight beautiful cardinals, males and females. They would swoop down onto the feeders, get a snack and then hurry back up into the trees. Here's a handsome gent taking a breather in our Japanese maple:
I am reminded of some visitors we had from Great Britain a few years ago. They had never seen Cardinals, birds we take so for granted here, and they couldn't get enough of them. I do love them too. This guy is pretty spectacular.
C did his annual Christmas coffeebread delivery this morning. Look at old Barker just laying there hoping that one will fall onto the floor so that he can rescue it!
Most of the breads have already been delivered, so these were the last few going out to neighbors and friends.
I've become a bit attached to Claudine Hellmuth's Poppet figures and decided to make a few for K & D. Here they are resting on my little cutting board:
I was having a difficult time making tails for Marley and Tucker (the first ones fell off as I was cutting around them), and then I discovered some copper wire hanging out in my sewing room (wonder what it was originally intended for?). It made great tails and even greater leashes!
Last night I got in a little studio time and steamed this crepe de chine scarf:
I like the way it turned out. I used gold water soluble gutta to outline the dragonflies, and I waxed and salted the wings in order to give them a little more depth. Here are a couple of closeups:
Tonight I wrapped presents.....wrapped, and wrapped, and WRAPPED!!!
I am amazed at the number of cards that we have received this season saying "peace"....have you noticed that??? I think we all are so tired of the present administration and the war...what do you think???