Friday, January 27, 2012

American Goldfinch: noun

The American Goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding

aka small birds willing to eat me out of house and home!
Here are 10 of them concentrating on my 2 feeders. They are my source of entertainment today, as I am sitting here on the couch not doing too much. It's raining, and I'm feeling pitiful! Can you tell? I thought my fever broke last night but in reality it didn't. I'm just doing good as long as I'm taking medicine and then soon as I think I'm feeling a little better I stop, and then wham, it's game on again! lol Today I am all about sniffles, sneezing and blowing my nose!  Even the painter who came in today commented on my cold! lol Sorry if that was too much information ;) Anyway you cannot tell the males from the females right now but the males go through a complete molt which means come spring time they will turn a beautiful yellow color and by the looks of it I will have quite a display going on my balcony.

Over at Perfect Sentiments they are having a sketch challenge, so pop on over and play along. Sketches make it sooooo easy! Even when your sick, just follow the sketch, let the cold medicine do the work, and voila, you have a card made! psssstttt ...Normally it doesn't take all day to make 1 card, but considering how I'm feeling, I did good. :)
paper - Heidi Grace
flowers - American Crafts
epoxy letters - Sara Bond
Really Reasonable Ribbon
everything else from my stash

...crawling back into bed to read my Murder a la Mode novel by G. A. Mc Kevett. STILL on the waiting list for Janet Evanovich's Explosive Eighteen. Was 18th in line last I checked...better than where I started out on the waiting list which was 89th! :)

16 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great job! hope you are feeling better!

Craftychris said...

I'm so sorry you are still feeling bad! Keep taking that medicine! Its good you have the birds to look at and your card is fab! Hope you had a good rest and read. You take care of yourself!!! xx

Brenda B said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well Sandee, but at least you have my Goldfinches to cheer you up. I know they're mine because they left me at the start of Winter (not that we've had much of one so far), to be replaced by the Junco's, but at least they'll be back in the Spring, eating me out of house and home instead of you!! I can't believe my socks are more important that I am! Do you know how many other peeps called by just to see them, lol! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Hugs
Brenda

Ashley said...

This card is so gorgeous! :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

Tabitha said...

I just adore your friend banner.

Scrappin Abby said...

Very pretty card..I too like the friend banner..nice touch & take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for playing along with The Perfect Sentiment : )

The Paper Peasant said...

This goes to prove that you can be under the weather but it won't keep you from crafting!! Thanks for participating, your creation is beautiful!

cricutalltime said...

beautiful view.wow you get so many birds at a time.beautiful card.love the dolliy and colors.tfs

Ellen said...

Awww Sandy, I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Even though you are not well, your card turned out beautifully! Get well soon.
hugs,
Ellen

tweetybugshouse said...

great friendship card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Margaret said...

Very lovely card. Love the dp you chose. Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

Sarah Bennett said...

Awesome job on this challenge! I absolutely love the little friend banner you made; it's darling! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love your take of this week's sketch! The banner is a great idea! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment!

Sassy said...

Sweet card! Love the banner. Thanks for joining the Perfect Sentiment challenge.

Jennipher said...

This is lovely! I love the doily. Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

beautiful I especially love the banner really adds your own twist to the sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment.