2012 seems to be rocketing past and I still don't seem to have got myself organised yet! I woke up this weekend and thought "enough is enough" time to start getting back on track. So I started with a studio shuffle to try and improve my working area and writing lots of lists of all the things I want to do and achieve within the next week or so.
I also decided that since I had put a few pounds on over Christmas I was going to start going for walks and leaving the house at least once a day so I checked my list of things I needed to buy and headed out to the craft shop over on the industrial estate. I've never really walked there before but I figured since it took hardly anytime to get the in the car it could be too far so I zipped up my boots and headed off.
Half way there big clouds rolled over and the whole of Scarborough seemed to be shrouded in mist... I began to get a little down as it seemed a lot further than I remembered and there was drizzle working it's way thru my coat (tempremental British weather!) but really it only took 20mins.
I got my craft supplies and sheltered in the door way till the rain passed over then headed back off. On the way back the clouds parted and I got some spectacular views of Scarborough when the mist blew away. When the sun came out so did the birds and I was delighted too find that for a few minutes I had a small flock of long tailed tits followed me along the hedgerow... I have never seen them before except in books so I was really happy and I'm pretty sure they had never seen a slightly soggy felter dragging a giant foam pad along with them!
Feeling much better and suitably inspired I cut my foam into manageable pieces and picked up my bird books and felting needles and got to work. I'm really chuffed with the out come... these guys are so cute!I read in one of my books that they travel in little groups of six or so along hedgerows and fly across gaps a couple at the time to make sure it's safe!