A Friday ritual inspired by Soulemama.
A single photo.
A moment to treasure.
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After I filled it most of the way with beans, I turned it so the mouth would face forward and sewed it closed.
To start us off on two weeks of learning about birds, I needle felted a tiny mountain chickadee for our nature table. (It is my first effort at needle felting, and it shows.)
I made two balls - one for the head and one for the body - by taking a small piece of fiber and soaking it in the soapy water and gently rolling it in a ball. After about 30 seconds of rolling the ball, the fibers began to interlock. About a minute later the balls were hard and I rinsed out the soapy water and let them dry overnight.
The next day, I felted on his tail, wings and eyes and placed him in a nest made of dry moss.
Some of the draw I have to light during this season is, of course, for warmth. I find myself following the natural morning sunlight that streams in our living/dining room windows, to the point that occasionally the cats and I vie for space.
Often, the attraction is for the sheer beauty of the light.