Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m combining two blog hops into one post. First up is Wild Bird Wednesday.
We were surprised a few weeks ago when we heard our Bluebirds in the neighborhood. They came around on one of our first snow days and were hanging out where our mealworm feeder is so Charlie put some of our freeze dried worms out.
Within minutes we had a family of four hanging out at the feeder. Our guess is that this is the male and female with two from their final brood.
The funny thing is that after the final brood fledged, some time in August, our Bluebirds left us and didn’t use the worm feeder for the rest of the season. Usually we don’t see them again until early Spring.
We have never had Bluebirds hang around all winter but I know of friends in the area that do have their resident pair hang out all winter as long as there is food for them. We have plenty of mealworms so we hope we get to enjoy the family all winter. All of the bluebird pictures were taken through our windows. We can never get close enough and be outside to get these shots.
Luckily I found a digital download copy that I could buy. The next task, of course, was to acquire all the yarn I would need. The pattern suggested three brands of yarn and I settled on Knit Picks CotLin™ because it was the only one I could find all the colors available in at the time. I couldn’t wait to get started and in honor of our surprise winter visitors I made the Bluebird first.
Instead of attaching a ribbon to hang him on the tree I just used the tail of the yarn when I finished him and made a simple chain to create a loop. I love the cute little branch that is sewn on with the legs. I very happy with how he turned out.
The pattern is very easy to follow and it works up quickly. There are four parts to each bird, the body, tail and two wings. I can’t wait to get started on the rest of the birds and will report back when they are done.
I hope you enjoyed this mash up of blog hops that I’m calling Hooking on Wild Bird Hump Day! What a great way to combine two of my loves.