Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WHITE WEDNESDAY IS FOR THE BIRDS

This is a white felted scarf that I made using white wool roving and long lengths of different vintage laces. Recently, my BFF Mary L. gave me a birds nest that had blown out of a tree at her farmette. Mary has 2 very furry dogs, Hanna &Gracie, Missy the horse, Chico the mule, and several cats. As one can imagine, springtime at Marry's produces a lot of hair when her animals shed their winter coats. This event happens around the same time as the birds in her area are looking for materials to build their nests! This is a very special nest for me because it includes hair and fur from most of her animals! This is one bird that so gets it! It so reminded me of the scarf that I felted with what was available, pretty and useful.

































































23 comments:

Lululiz said...

That really is quite a special birds nest.

Rebecca said...

Hi
Love, love, love the scarf!
The bird nest is very cool...
Blessings

Kim said...

I love them both! We have sheep and the neighbors have horses and I love when we find nests with reminders of our animals. Even the chicken's feathers get used! Kim

Anita said...

I have a bird theme this month- lots of cages and some more nests and my pillows....you'll love it!

Dar said...

The nest, the scarf, both are wonderful use of leftovers...even nature seizes the moment.
BlessYou

Ama said...

Lovely creation.
Melding the old and the new always bring freshness to the nostalgic.

The birds nest...well they are the original creators, aren't they?
LOL

mzerr said...

What an interesting comparison. Love them both!
-Melissa

June said...

OH MY GOSH that scarf is GORGEOUS!!! I cannot believe that everytime you create you can hit the mark. The bird did a great job too, but still has a ways to go to top you my dear!
hugs and more hugs

sissie said...

Very lovely.

Rita said...

So beautiful! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada!!Lovin your bird nest,great photos!! Thanks so much for leaving me such a nice note,all the best,Chrissy

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Judy. They are BOTH beautiful!!!! I love your felted work of art and the precious bird's nest as well ~ such tiny things can make us so very happy....just seeing the beauty ~ have a wonderful day!!! hugs and love, Dawn

oldgreymare said...

Judy, that nest is just too wonderful for words. I found one in TN a few years back, with strings and paper all tucked in and I gently carried it home with me on the plane.

It was nestled in a tree in the front yard of a home having a garage sale. They assured me that no bird would be returning. When I asked if I could have it, I think they thought I was nuts. But we know better hmmm?

Suzan

koralee said...

Thank you so much for visiting me..your scarf is amazing!! I am off to visit your shop right now!! Lovely bird nest and beautiful images...I so love visiting you!

Coleen said...

what a beautiful scarf!!.....I collect wee birdie nests, too!!

heart hugs,
Coleen

Zuzu said...

I am just smitten with your blog! Your felted scarf is gorgeous - so many beautiful textures weaved together. Just lovely!
OH - and I just added your blog to my blogroll. We really do share a love of many of the same things. I'm so delighted to "meet" you, Judy!
:)
Zuzu

funkymonkey said...

Pop over to my blog. I've got something for you.

Tracey

gill said...

i always put out my upholstery trimmings for the birds to line their nests
gill

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

WOW! What a beautiful scarf! I just want to snuggle into it! You do beautful work!

Karen Valentine said...

Your scarves are the coolest things ever!!! Really, really beautiful.
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Brynwood Needleworks said...

The scarf is yummy. Can you even imagine how snuggly warm little baby birds would be in that nest? Heaven!
xoxo
Donna

Tumbleweed Trails said...

You've got me thinking about myson's favorite book when he was younger about two birds trying to find "the best nest."

Mary Ellen said...

What a special little nest! I love the felted scarf. I have wanting to learn about felting for sometime now.
Would you have any resources that might be good to learn more about this art?