Thursday, February 25, 2021

I Like Thursday ~ Week #86 ~ Hope Sings

This is "All a Twitter" fabric from Hoffman International.

I bought two yards of the large bird print a couple of years ago at a quilt show.
The text print is actually part of a panel that has seven other prints,
some of which are visible in the folds at the top of the photo.
This is one of my fabric treasures. 

I have a book of Emily Dickenson poems somewhere  with this quote.
 I got the book at the
when I was a teenager and thought myself a poet.

I pulled this fabric out because I am thinking that I really need to sew something with it.
If I leave it near my sewing machine, perhaps my quilty muse will speak. 

I have been re-reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
because I came across it when I was cleaning out an old cupboard.
It is what sent me in search of the bird fabric.
I actually read this book when it first came out although I was only ten years old,
because my mother had a copy and I heard her talking about it.
It was a very adult book for me at the time so it had a big impact
 on my growing thoughts about the environment.

It was my mother who taught me to feed the birds.
"Feed the birds and you will never go hungry,"
 was something she learned from my great grandmother 
that she passed down to me. 

There is a bird in this bush.

I heard a robin singing as these bushes are right outside my sewing machine window

so I thought I would go out to see if he would like to pose for a picture.

He did not.

Mr. Robin flew out of the bush in a flash and zoomed away over the fence.

I did see him so I am calling this my first robin sighting of the year.

The first time I heard him was the day of our last big snow.

I am thinking he flew north early as the temperatures in the south have been colder.

It is not common to have robins here in February but it does happen,

even when spring weather is weeks away.

Here is an interesting video about American Robins: 

5 Loveable Things About American Robins 

These guys had no problem posing ... as long as I did not interrupt their lunch.

So this shall have to do for my bird photo this week ... 

... unless I count this Dove as bird.

Why not?

Mr Scrapatch gave me a bag of these and I keep them in a jar

 and have one at night when I am getting ready for sleep.


I am thankful for today and for my blogging friends, the

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

Thanks for sharing with me.

Have a Happy Thursday! 

6 comments: said...

Great fabric. I don't think I ever read Silent Spring, but I think I read The Sea Around Us, more years ago than I would like to admit. I was just thinking about Robins yesterday, we had a beautiful day and I was listening to a cardinal nearby and listening to all the wrens, and sparrows twittering away. Thanks for the video, I am going to have to watch some of the others.

LA Paylor said...

oh my gosh that fabric is so pretty perfect for you
we just got 12" of snow over night... look out, might be headed east

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your bird fabric and the text fabric to go with it, too! That is a favorite poem of mine, too. I spotted a robin in our yard yesterday - so happy to see him. I remember reading Silent Spring, too - it had a big impact on me as well.

piecefulwendy said...

Well, you know I love the bird fabric since we are all about birds here in this household. Our daughter read Silent Spring while in high school, I think and I'm quite sure it continued her desire to become a scientist. Spring is coming if the robins are singing!

PaintedThread said...

Pretty fabric. Good stuff. I've been listening to the titmice starting to switch to their springtime songs. :-)

Chezvies said...

"Feed the birds and you never go hungry" - I love this! And you have a lovely winter view with the snow and the birds (doves) :).