Sunday, March 29, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Hello again. I'm back blogging where I left off two springs ago! Even a broken clock is true sometimes - and it's no different with this blog featuring the spring activities that I enjoy every year. That idea makes the most recent of these (2017) posts seem current and fresh. However, I am starting over again with renewed interest in sharing my stories.
|Feather your nest!|
Sunday, March 12, 2017
|March's Worm Moon setting - as seen from my west driveway|
|Turning the clocks ahead has made me a little blurry this morning...kinda like this pic!|
Posted by BAM at 7:46 AM
Thursday, March 9, 2017
|COLORS Nature never intended|
Take a different path in the warming days ahead.
Let spring work its magic on you all.
Posted by BAM at 8:01 AM
Friday, February 17, 2017
The incredibly warm February weather we are enjoying in the mid-section of the country is a gift beyond measure. Pussy willow catkins are plump and silver. Warm southern winds are waking daffodils from winter’s cold hold on them. Moss is greening and the forsythia buds are swelling.
For me, ‘tis the season of eggs, eggs, eggs. Blowing them, carving them, selling them! This year I have finally found a reliable source for the rare and exquisite Tinamou eggs I’ve sought for so long. The eggs come from a breeder in Chile, where these once wild birds are now being raised domestically. Their shells have a striking glass like shine. Elegant-crested Tinamous lay a deep green egg while another member of the species, the Chilean Brushland Tinamou, lays a purple/brown/black egg.
I started to carve them the day they arrived!
My work is featured this spring in two national publications.
I’m grateful for such publicity, but it means busy days and late nights ahead.
It’s a good thing I love my work; there is plenty of it right now!
Friday, December 9, 2016
The snow last weekend delivered a dose of holiday spirit. A beautiful blanket of white covered the my Nest, Littlebrick, and Echo - the house next door that my husband and I are renovating to be our home. The snow eventually showed in my work and I carved a new selection of snowflake Victorian Lace Eggs!
Posted by BAM at 5:56 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Rain or shine; all are invited
FALL OPEN HOUSE
Feathered Nest - Sunday, Noon to 4pmMaintaining an online etsy shop presents a challenge in managing my time and energy. I makes it necessary to limit the days I receive clients here in my Bishop Hill showroom, The Feathered Nest. Though I try to make myself available whenever new visitors discover me at the edge of town, I advertise that my hours are by appointment.
But I am trying something new...In response to kind inquiries and requests to open on event weekends, I've scheduled an Open House for all those who have shown interest in my work. I invite you to stop by during Sunday's Jordbruksdagarna celebration (Bishop Hill's harvest festival) to browse my seasonal selection of dried flowers, wreaths, and eggs.
And a book launch too!I am also pleased to host a book launch for my dear friend Mary Davidsaver. Her newly published novel, Clouds Over Bishop Hill, is a mystery set right here in Bishop Hill. Mary will be reading to visitors and signing books from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday at the Bishop Hill Museum and on Sunday she will here at the Feathered Nest from 2pm to 4pm. Please plan to stop in for a very warm welcome!
Posted by BAM at 8:48 AM