When I woke up yesterday morning, dawn was just starting to break and a light rain was falling. After plugging in the coffee pot, I then opened the patio doors leading to the backyard to let Mac, our Westie out. I don’t usually follow him out until after the coffee is ready, but for some reason, I did. I happened to look over to the birdhouse where we have house wrens as guests. They checked in about three weeks ago to set and stay for a while. Two days ago, I heard some feeble ‘peeping’ coming from the house, so I knew that their young-uns had hatched.
To my utter dismay, I saw that there was a gaping hole in the second house next to where they had made their nest. The front of the house was missing!
I presume that during the night, the cat that I had shooed away earlier in the evening had jumped from the top of the fence where I had seen him, onto the birdhouse and somehow the face plate became dislodged. I found the piece on the grass just in front of the pole.
Thank goodness momma, poppa and babies appear to be okay because their nest is in the adjacent house to the left. Many sorties were made by both parents during the day to collect food to bring back to the nest…and no sign of the dreaded cat. Everything seems to be okay this morning as well.
I don’t know whether the bird/cat incident threw me off or perhaps it was the dreary day but I just was not in a sewing frame of mind. I can’t sit around doing nothing for very long when I got this this ‘fob’ulous idea!
I haven’t made any scissor fobs since last Christmas and after having a ‘fob’ulous time playing with my beads and charms for a couple of hours, here are the fruits of my toil!
Would you like one? If so, just leave me a comment and I’ll let the random number generator do it’s thing and pick three winners on Thursday, June 17th. If you come up as ‘no reply’ meaning that I can’t reach you by email, then your name will passed over and we’ll spin the wheel again. I will gladly post internationally. And if you spot one that’s your favorite, mention that as well and I’ll do my best to accommodate.
Scissors need their own ‘fob’ulous jewelry…don’t you think?
After having a ‘fob’ulous time making fobs, I also set aside some time to prepare and cut out the pieces for the Between Charming Friends Quilt Along.
I am using ‘Dandelion Girl’ by Fig Tree Quilts not only because I had two charm packs in my stash but because I ♥ these fabrics as well.
This Friday we begin week 2 of the quilt along. Another Christmas present in the works perhaps?
Have a ‘fob’ulous day and as always…