Sunday, July 02, 2006

Look what stopped by yesterday for an afternoon break... Deer are really plentiful around here. yes, we have a dog. But the deer nor the dog get excited around each other. It's like they have an 'understanding'. The deer are definitely a problem. And even though 3 out of 4 of us in the family have hit one in our vehicles (Eric totalled a car the first week he had his license 500 feet from the driveway) I'm still amazed with their beauty.

O.K. Quilt stuff. I cleaned on the sewing/scrapbooking room yesterday. It is a neverending process, but I'm thankful I have a room and thankful it gets used. This is what I gathered. I read about this a couple of years ago. I save all the 1 inch scraps and thread pieces. When I get a basket full I take them to the back of the property and toss them out. It's recycling for the birds and squirrels. I go back months later and the pieces are always gone. They can use the scraps and threads for winter nests. It gets frightfuly cold in the winter up here.

And think about it... one day I'm going to stumble across a bird's nest and smile...it will be lined fashionably with a Thimbleberries print....

Your smiling now. Have a good evening.

Until tomorrow - live up today.

11 comments:

Finn said...

You're right, I am smiling now..*VBS* What a great mental image...LOL. I've done that some springtimes with bits of yarn trimmings and thread. In town it's not so good to toss the fabric scraps out there, but the birds love the thread and yarn.
Hope you are having a good weekend, Finn

anne bebbington said...

Oh bless! - it made me smile too :o)

Fiona said...

Now that really is recycling every last scrap :-)

Katie said...

Big Smile! I remember how my kids put out yarn every spring when the winter birds started coming back. And yes, we have found the bright colors in neighborhood nests.

Marcie said...

I love the thought of your Thimbleberries birds nests! You must have the cutest nests around!

ForestJane said...

Neat idea!

I wonder if they'd disappear in my little suburban yard?

quiltpixie said...

welcome to the stash ring. And your right, I smiled at your recycling of the fabric...

Maureen said...

Years ago I threw small bits of quilt fabric out into my yard with the thought of birds using it for nesting just like you....and I did find a nest the next spring with bits of my quilt in it, what a great feeling. So yes! Be sure to go searching for those nests lined in Thimbleberries fabric!

Bonnie said...

Smiled AND laughed. Thanks.

There is a bird's nest in the eaves outside my kitchen window with a robin and her two little ones. It would be great to see fabric in that nest!

Linda_J said...

Welcome to the stash ring. I have seen your name on other's blogs.

My DH said he saw two deer on the golf course his last trip over. It is quite wooded out in the Choccolocco Valley here in AL but a lot of recent building going on. It would be a shame for their habitat to be gone some day.

Cathi said...

This is a great idea! There are no squirrels here, but I could add them to my compost pile too and birds could take them or they can break down and feed the garden!