Hi friends! Still pretty cold and white here, what's new? ;)
I continue to stitch on my chocolate linen with pink flosses by day. I will give you a sneak peak of that piece soon. Getting close to a finish on my night time stitch, LK Spring String.
Do you like crows? I mostly like them. Our next door neighbor has been putting out bread for the birds for years. Just a small amount in the morning. Months ago, maybe even half a year ago, I noticed crows come and eat the bread. At first I thought, "Oh brother!" They are so noisy.
When I was 18, I worked at Hawthorn Glen, a small nature preserve in the city of Milwaukee. I took care of the animals in the nature museum. One of those animals was Bart. Bart was kept there because a young man had kept him as a pet when he was very young. Bart was a crow. He was a rascal and messy. The man tried to release him. He did not want to go. He did not know what to do with Bart, so Bart came to live in the nature museum.
One day as I was cleaning the bottom of Bart's cage, he turned around on his perch and shot a poop right at me. It JUST missed.... my head! Then he faced me again and laughed. Yes, he laughed as a human does. Boy was I mad! For years I thought crows were punks because of Bart. Yes, it is true. I have since come to realize they are quite intelligent.
So a few weeks ago, I decided to toss out our old hot dog buns onto the trampoline in the back yard. You know, see if they would be brave enough to venture onto a trampoline. Oh they came to our neighbors, but it took almost a week for them to care about the buns on the trampoline. They came several days in a row and squawked and made a fuss. No one was brave enough to go get the food. Then as I sat at the kitchen table and stitched I caught sight of a crow who landed right on that trampoline. He thought for a bit as he walked timidly. He picked up a bun and off he flew. So no picture that day. Since then I have been listening for the noisy crow caws and go straight for the camera and the back window.
Thank you for your visit today and your friendship.
Stitching and praying,