Sunday, December 13, 2015

If I Were a Bird

I think I would want to be a safe inside parakeet on a day like today. This is Miss Ru's Pete Keet, and he is singing along with the playlist today while outside it is cold and rainy. If you look through his cage past the ceramic chickens on the shelf you might notice birds on the feeder outside helping themselves to some bird seed. I wonder if Pete feels superior? He lived in the wild for a time before he came here to live. I'm sure it was an accidental thing, but he definitely does not want to leave his cage. I have to clean around him because he will not let me take him out, nor will he leave on his own power. Ruthie had been saying she wanted a parakeet, and one day when Mr. Muddling went out to the chicken yard, there was a parakeet eating chicken feed! He came inside, put on gloves and went back and got him. We had a cage in the garage, which I quickly cleaned up and furnished with paper and seed, and there he lives still. Isn't it interesting how our loving heavenly Father will supply even our wants?
 
On the sewing front, I finally finished the flannel tumbler quilt for our bed. It is heavy! I'm sure we will enjoy it when it really gets cold here, but for now - I'm just glad to have it done!
 
 
This top is also finished and the "rocky" looking flannel underneath is to be its backing. My friend Phyllis came down and did a lot of sewing of that top, and then I finished putting it together. Now I need to get it quilted and bound. This will also be a USO quilt.
Quarter square triangles in solids and stripes along with some 4 1/2 inch squares have been growing into these star blocks.  I like to let things develop as I go along. Seldom do I know exactly what I am going to do as I make a quilt, but it surely is fun to find out!
We are getting a little bit of Christmas decorating underway. I need to go buy more Christmas tree lights tomorrow. And the really good news is our Mary will be coming home for a few days at Christmas! It will be so good to see her again. She says she's going to try to stay awake the whole time so she won't miss anything. Funny girl! I told her she will probably pass out with a food overload!
 
I hope your holiday preparations are well in hand and that you have lots of plans for fun and good fellowship.
 
Hugs and kisses.

6 comments:

  1. The flannel tumbler quilt looks cozy. Thank you for sharing the sweet story Pete Keet. I'm not surprised that he chooses to stay where he feels comfort and love.

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  2. I think I would prefer to live inside during the colder months, too. It is interesting that Pete will not come out.
    Great work on your tumbler quilt. That will be so warm. And yes, isn't the flannel heavy.
    Great to have a friend coma and sew with you.
    Good luck with the Christmas decorations.

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  3. Love the quilt. Hoping the rain has stopped. We're having record highs and it sure doesn't feel like Christmas Time. Hope all is well with you. Love and Blessings, xo

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  4. Ohmygosh -- what a great parakeet story! And what a lucky little bird! I had a parakeet that I just loved when I was a child -- he would sit on my shoulder as I did my homework. We moved after I'd had him for a few years, and my Grandma had just passed away, so we left him with my Grandpa to keep him company. I think he really loved my little parakeet too.

    What a great flannel quilt -- I love heavy quilts. And by cold, I'm assuming you mean 50 LOL? (I have to tease you because my son calls and gloats every day that he doesn't need a coat outside.)

    And, LOVE those stars. Can't wait to see what develops there!

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  5. Love Pete's story! The same thing happened with our cockatiel bird, Cookie. He flew into my boss's yard, she did not want him, so he came to live with my husband and I the first year we were married. He lived 32 years........that's right 32...........he passed away last year. One day Cookie was out of his cage and our son came in the back door. Cookie flew to land on my son's head, but my son ducked and Cookie flew straight outside and landed in a backyard tree. He was so terrified.........I reached up and he gladly went into my hands. He did not want out of his cage for a whole week after that. LOL I bet that flannel quilt is so wonderful on icy cold days! So pretty! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

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  6. Love Pete's story! The same thing happened with our cockatiel bird, Cookie. He flew into my boss's yard, she did not want him, so he came to live with my husband and I the first year we were married. He lived 32 years........that's right 32...........he passed away last year. One day Cookie was out of his cage and our son came in the back door. Cookie flew to land on my son's head, but my son ducked and Cookie flew straight outside and landed in a backyard tree. He was so terrified.........I reached up and he gladly went into my hands. He did not want out of his cage for a whole week after that. LOL I bet that flannel quilt is so wonderful on icy cold days! So pretty! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

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