Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WOYWW

Last week's reminder from our lovely WOYWW host, Julia, that this year we would be celebrating 5 years of WOYWW friendship, set me thinking about my celebration ATC design.

So my desk today has some of the ideas I was working on and my machine set up in "free-machine" mode. I have hidden all the little finished ones that I am happy to swap or pass on when the time comes. They are sitting pretty in that little peachy purse.

The sun has been shining for about 4 days now - bliss!
The birds are singing and pairing up.
I know its not a good photo, but if you look closely on my nyger seed feeder you will see a pair of Redpols! I love spotting an unusual visitor to my garden.
The male has a dusky pink front and they both have little red caps.
 
I hope the weather is just as lovely for you.
Enjoy it if you can.
 
Now, I wonder just how many ATCs I need to make this year....
 
Have a good week.
Thanks for calling by.
x Jo

29 comments:

Annie said...

You are sooooo organised....Just wish I knew where I'd be living by then!!!
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

I love your ideas for the ATC's Jo. They are right up my street.
Lynn xx

Ann B said...

Lovely weather here as well Jo but no Redpolls in my garden. We do have the occasional group of longtailed tits and the bog standard wood pigeon.
Good for you getting ATC organised, I always leave it to the last minute.
Ann B
40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I get loads of goldfinches on our Niger seeds, but no redpolls. Pretty birds aren't they? You look as if you have a lot of lawn to mow and the grass is already shooting up!
Well done you for being so organised with the ATCs...I haven't even thought about mine yet!
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Anne said...

Wow you are organised Jo. We too have had beautiful weather. Happy WOYWW. Anne x @53

Neet said...

Isn't it great to have this lovely weather! Makes one want to get things done so I a off to tidy up my craft room once more.
Love the picture of the birds, but I have never even heard of them, wish I had more species in my garden.
Hugs, Neet 36 xx

Diana Taylor said...

I've never heard of redpolls! We get goldfinches on the nyger seed but that's all - the number of birds visiting seems to have declined over the years. Love the look of your ATC on the sewing machine - you seem very organised!

Kate said...

The ATCs look lovely, you are just so organised.

~Kate~ #65

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! You made me laugh so much with the comment on my blog!!!!! What a bad (not to say exhausted) girl you are....grin :-)
LLJ xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, your little ATCs are going to be so adorable!! (I love "free-machine" mode) Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #12

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was hoping to start my ATCs, but life got in the way. So glad you have so many made already.

Spring sort of appeared yesterday, but now we're back to cold and high winds. Love your GREEN grass and bird feeder. Happy WOYWW from #7.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Good idea to get ahead. I'm sure your beautiful little works of art will be in high demand xx

Fiona #87

Uniflame said...

Great to read that the sun is out! It is the same here! Have a lovely day! - Uniflame #70

Carole said...

Yea I think I'm going to try ATC's for the special occasion. I love making tags. I kept scrolling and read the post about the napkins...LOL Thanks for sharing Carole #68

Elizabeth said...

You are so organised ... I haven't made any decision about the design and the number of ATCs to make but will have to get a wriggle on soon. Love your photo ... I don't believe I have ever seen a redpol - maybe I should get some nyger seed to attract them. But I am enjoying watching our garden birds' nest making activities, from the sparrows gathering dried grass to the magpie breaking twigs from our shrubs - all very entertaining :) Thanks for your earlier visit and comment. Hugs, Elizabeth x #75

PS: love the little owl buttons on the tiny cardi in your previous post.

My name is Cindy said...

Well that is just way too organised of you!! I shall have to look up the redpol, never heard of that bird. Isn't springtime lovely? Happy WOYWW, Cindy #58

Helen said...

Don't know Redpolls, but well done for capturing the photo. You are very organised to already be thinking about the atcs... have a great week. Helen 16

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, thanks for your visit...it seems there's few bird lovers in the group...I think we've had some new one too as the season changes to autumn and there's berries on a morton bay fig tree...not sure what ours are though. We have friendly kookaburras and magpies most days on our balcony and we hand feed them. I'm new to the birthday ATCs so will have to find out more info so I can join in. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#24

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, thanks for your visit...it seems there's few bird lovers in the group...I think we've had some new one too as the season changes to autumn and there's berries on a morton bay fig tree...not sure what ours are though. We have friendly kookaburras and magpies most days on our balcony and we hand feed them. I'm new to the birthday ATCs so will have to find out more info so I can join in. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#24

sandra de said...

Love the bird feeders and I really admire your countryside. Hope the sun just keeps on shining.
Sandra @8

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh love your little take on the ATC's..hope I can swap with you. Great outdoor photos too. Lots of geese flying over head and 100's of birds all around. Cats are shedding!! I'm out of here as today is to be over 50 and I need to browse. Have a fun weekend. #9

MaggieC said...

For some strange reason, the birds have ignored the nyger seed feeders this year in favour of the sunflower hearts and the fat feeders. I now have to empty them out and clean them, wasting almost full feeders worth of food. I have never seen redpolls in our area, so you are really lucky. You are well ahead on the ATC front. I have not even thought about that project yet. Panic. I need to put more plants in the garden first. Have a good week with your machine. xx Maggie #85

Hettie said...

Too organised by far! I shall swoppsie with you though if I may!
Great photo of the little birdies. We heard our woodpeckers the other day - lovely.
Hugs
xx

Laura said...

You are smart to be thinking ahead about the ATCs! (I have not yet given it a single thought -- ha, ha!)

Hurray for sunshine and pretty birds at the feeder. Happy WOYWW on Thursday! ~ Laura #14

Julia Dunnit said...

redpols...haven't seen them for years actually. Great shot..donk you keep the camera on the window sill? I'm so happy and impressed thwt you are ATC Planning already, I just know they'll be works of art!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo,

I like the looks of the ATC on your sewing machine! Very cool.

Birds have started coming around my place too. I've seen woodpeckers and of course, the ever present ravens. I put out some old cornbread last week and they loved it.

Sorry I'm late to getting around. I honestly thought I'd have time on Wednesday to make it to everyone. Oh well.

Thanks for the visit earlier.
Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (23)

KatheD said...

Here's a happy coincidence - I've been working on ATCs this week, too! Not for WOYWW, though - this is my first week here. Yours look enticingly lovely, and what a sweet hiding place they have! KatheD #93

okienurse said...

beautiful picture of the bird feeder. OMG love how you two are so organized. If I only had half the energy...Have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk earlier! Vickie aka Okienurse #72

akilli melek said...

gosh took me a bit to see the second birdie, lol. Hope you have a great week.
caroline xx