Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hi everyone, welcome to Rednesday! February (school) vacation week - yahoo! I can sleep late all week, except for today - Jade is here to play with my niece down the street. She wanted to make a craft this morning and came up with this fantastic idea. She took a 3-oz. paper bathroom cup, cut it in half and colored the outside brown with a permanent marker. Then she decorated four "puff balls", as she calls them, with googly eyes and yellow paper beaks. Voila - baby birds in a nest! How cute is that? (Notice I put a red border around the pic to qualify using it today!)

This is the February Tag-Along I made a few weeks ago, but kept forgetting to post. It represents Presidents Day, Valentine's Day and the month I start sowing seeds indoors!

A Red-bellied Woodpecker that's been in my yard this month. My Audubon bird book says they only go as far north as Connecticut, but maybe they've expanded their range.

I found this "S" at the thrift shop recently, along with the glitzy earrings. The "S" now resides happily in my yellow-painted "play room"!

As I was coming down the stairs the other day I noticed the coat rack had all red on it, so I snapped a pic!
Your turn!


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

How fun! We still have school here til spring break. In fact, thanks to all the snow days, my grandchildren had school on holidays to make up for it. But that's good - better than cutting short spring break plans. :)

And speaking of grandkids, I have to leave to pick them up so am really glad you are up early :) :) :) After all, a granny nanny's work is never done but it's oh so fun :)

Have a LOVELY REDnesday :)

★Carol★ said...

I think Jade has a great future artistic future ahead of her, and I love her little birdy nest!
Great shots of that woodpecker! I think alot of those bird books need to be updated. I remember when I was little, the Canadian Geese would migrate in the Fall, and now they stay here year round. Global warming? Who knows!
Happy REDnesday!
p.s. Cute Feb. tag!

Unknown said...

Sue, I LOVE your new banner!!!!! I feel like such a doof! I saw the US catalog for CK and you were right...I was totally wrong! DUH! If you every want to order maybe we go together??? It might be cheaper! I LOVE the new oilcloth they have!!!! but it is 34.00 per metre a little over 39 inches long...I would need tow! EEK! I love the bright and cherry "S" you found best! :)

bj said...

I love all your reds this week..especially loving that S.

Thanks so much for putting the linky up early. I do appreciate it so much. And, thanks for hosting.
xo bj

Diann said...

That little birds nest is just adorable!! And I love your tag or feb.

marina said...

The birds in the nest are so cute!
Great captures if the woodpecker.

Anonymous said...

I love your new banner, Sue!

The coats hanging on the hooks are just perfect. :)

Sarah said...

Jade is most creative! Thanks for sharing the reds today and for hosting each week. Happy REDnesday!
~ Sarah

Cherry Chick said...

Well...I'm so glad that you made the cute "baby birds in nest" legit by putting the Red border around the photo. You're so funny.
Like Sandy said, "I love the new banner", too. Very Cute.
Thanks for sharing with us on Rednesday.


Also, LOVE your new banner! Just stink'in sweet!

Leslie said...

Hello there! This is my first time joining this linky as several people saw a recent post of mine and suggested I join your blog and linky... so! Here I am.. I love the color red as you can see by my addition! I love your red additions.. and the coats hanging on the hooks is adorable. I would have taken the last same last minute shot! Who doesn't love red?

Donnie said...

What fun photos. I might be able to link up with you all this time.

Ann said...

Hi Sue,
Cute, cute little birds in a nest!!
I have the same "S". I'm sure you purchased at a much better price than I did since you thrifted it. Just ran and looked and the price sticker is still on the back. I purchased mine at Anthropologie marked down from $12.00 to $7.95.
Hope your having a wonderful winter break. My kids head back to school tomorrow. :o)
The Tattered Tassel

Dawn said...

Had to stop by for some RED cheer! I've been missing my Rednesday friends something awful. That coat rack full of red certainly warmed me up!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love your reds this week, and especially the S. The bird nest is so cute!!

Angela said...

What an adorable craft. If was doing daycare I would have used that. Great idea! I am so in love with those earrings girl. They would look amazing with my blue smock for Walmart! I noticed the rack of coats yesterday and just adored that pic.

Your tag came out so pretty. I have TONS of material that I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. Already been cut into shape to use for tags. They were samples from Sears for people that were interested in curtains and fabrics for their furniture. I have about 100 of them...I was using a few for book marks. I'm hoping to get into the 'tag' craft soon....

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wonderful reds, like always. I especially enjoyed the pictures of the woodpecker. I love watching the birds at our feeder in the winter. They bring such joy.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

LV said...

Sue, another great red post. You always find the best of the reds. I will be glad to see a red woodpecker around here. We are still have dark, dreary, cool days.

Lola said...

Gorgeous reds this week - as always!

Gorgeous blog, too, which I love visiting!

XOXO Lola:)

PS So pleased to welcome you as a follower - very much appreciated!

Cheeseboy said...

Wait, you have an ENTIRE WEEK off of school in February?! Doesn't seem fair.

Cool woodpeckers.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love the basket of chicks with the googly eyes, They are very cute & Your tag is beautiful! Your bird pics are awesome & I love your vintage finds!Thanks for hosting Rednesday.