little birds

_MG_6888 It is true, I'll see more of this beautiful sunny day from the couch than I would if I were at work, that the big windows overlooking the lake are letting in a lot of light, that I can while away the day gazing at the changing sky and the movements of the maple tree in the wind. There is even a red squirrel that likes this tree, and leaps from branch to branch exposing its white belly.

But the joy of being out in this day, of participating in regular life under the glow of this bright sky, that must wait. You see, I'm stuck here. I don't want to get into the details, but it involves snowboarding, an injury, swelling and deep purple bruising. Now I'm waiting, with far more T3s than I ever wanted, to heal.

I like to have something to show for myself by the end of the day.

These little birds were inspired by a beautiful bluebird made by my friend Lucy. All are hand needle-felted, with scraps of hand-dyed wool from other projects.