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Another Christmas card today. This time I went in the Country Christmas direction. The image is one I printed last year from The Graphics Fairy, I have added some real stitching to the panels, as I have been much braver with my sewing machine since my talented bloggy friend Anne of Redanne did up a post about using sewing in crafting. You should really check that out here. THANKS ANNE!
The papers are from Michaels Craft Store. The green is from My Minds Eye - Holiday Cheer, and the music notes paper is from DCWV - The Primrose Stack. The doily is from Prima, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the laces are from May Arts and everything else is from my stash.
I picked the miniature pine cones myself, how awesome is that!! I couldn't find any information on the internet about if picking pine cones is harmful to the trees or not, so I only took a few. If anyone has some knowledge about this, please let me know.
Last weekend we took a trip to a spot along the river in the Riverwood Conservancy. This place is massive and will take us dozens of trips to cover all of the trails. The entrance is at the top of a huge hill, which was great on the way down to the river... not so great coming back!! lol
There were such fun paths, old ruins and amazing trees, it felt like being in some enchanted forest straight out of a J.K. Rowling's novel!
The remains some old building or lookout, with a stone staircase which looked much to rickety to actually walk down. Maybe next time? lol
Then finally we were at the river. I have saved those photos for another day because I took about a billion of them. lol
BUT THEN WAS THE UPHILL HIKE BACK TO THE CAR. DOH!
Back on the home front our little baby sparrow has decided it's much easier to take food from the balcony than bother with flying up to the feeder. So sweet!
I FINALLY HAD MY FIRST WOODPECKER!!!! YAY!!!!
This little guy is a Downy Woodpecker with just a small patch of red on his head.
PATRICIA has quickly become one of my favourite little visitors. She just loves to play hide and seek in the tree, and watch me as I go about my daily routine! I can't help but smile when I see her peeking out from behind a branch!
Oh SKITTLES, how cute are you!
Be very very quiet, something has caught the full attention of dear MR BAGGINS!
I'm not even sure what to say about JUNIOR today... I think this photo is worth a thousand words!
My token after dinner shot...
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.