What you see is the unfelted nest. Felting it is probably going to take a while because I'll be doing it by hand -- my energy-saving washing machine doesn't agitate so it can't be used for felting. Next time we need a new washer I'll be looking for one with the biggest agitating fins on the market!
The eucalyptus-dyed cotton blouse has been sunk into the oak leaf/lightning water dye-pot in the garden. First I bundled it inside out with red onion skins sprinkled all over and then whispered a few encouraging words. I have high hopes, I tell you.
I refilled the suet feeder with nesting materials today, all taken out of the wastebasket in the sewing room, it hadn't been emptied for a while.
The wheel of the year turns on. For some reason, maybe L-tryptophan, I am adjusting to the daylight savings business better than usual this year. We've had lovely sunny days lately so the snow is nearly all melted into the earth, and it feels soft and cushy. The honeybees just went through yet another jar of sugar nectar -- I feel that they are hungry for more than what I can give them. Hopefully the silver maple trees will bloom soon and all worries will be vanquished. Here in Colorado the silver maples are usually the first species to bloom, but until we had the bees I didn't realize they even bloomed at all.
And happy weekending to you and thanks for visiting. xxx