Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A little birdie at the market

 

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                                                  Teaser pic….read on.

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Whew, we just returned from the local farmers market.

The bounty was good this week.  Lots of veggies and 10lbs of blueberries to freeze.

 

 

But just incase anyone is thinking I have gone totally domestic (for years my tale was “I can burn boiling water) I have the following ditty to share.

Last night while reading an article yet again someone mentioned making Kale Chips.  I thought I need to explore this and made a mental note to myself to seek out and buy some kale at today’s market.

Well Paul was off putting the blueberries (and a watermelon and cantaloupe) in the car I wandered into our fav stand for veggies.  DSC06833

I picked up some green onions, mushrooms, cucumber, and this.

 

Oops…not kale…leeks.

 

 

Oh yeah I wanted to make Leek Soup (never had it before in my life) I told Paul.  He looked at me and laughed knowing full well I goofed.

Tomorrow I will seek out kale at the grocer.  DSC06837

DSC06839And no need to buy raspberries or tomatoes when the “farms” of Chez Depre and Chez In-Laws are giving this type of bounty.

 

 

 

Now onto another giveway for Christmas in July.

IJ967_FriendsofaFeather_IndygoJunction_SewingPatternThis pattern is by indygo junction and I am a big fan.   I just love these little birds.  I envision a flock of them flying around the house during the winter months when bird sightings are far and few between.  I think once my book manuscript is done I might make it a bird a week habit for a bit to get a good flock going by January. IJ967_01-FriendsofaFeather_IndygoJunction_SewingPattern

 

 

I hope you will join me!

 

 

 

DSC06835So leave a comment telling me your favorite bird and I will draw a winner for the pattern and fabric on Friday at 6am CST! 

Enjoy your day,

MickeySignature

41 comments:

Connie said...

Cardinals and Blue Birds...my two favorite birdies.

CHRISTY Leonard said...

As you know I like the eagles, owls & raptors alike, but since I moved to Wisc. My 2 favorites are the Cardinals and the Blue Jay. Most jays in WA are blue & black. I love the ones here w/the added white. They are prettier as far as I'm concerned. But it's a tie for both.

Becky Schatzley said...

My favorite bird would have to be the Hummingbird! I just love those little things!

Robin Bunch said...

My favorite bird would have to be a hawk, love how strong and free they are.

Effie said...

Now that I live in the desert, I really miss the Blue Jays and Cardinals I used to have in my garden. I do have several hummingbirds I love to watch now, but those suckers fly too fast!

Karrie Smith said...

I like white doves. They are really pretty and smart.

Elizabeth Slade said...

I love to see cardinals flying around my yard but I wish we had hummingbirds and blue birds as well.9

Barbara B said...

Indigo buntings--though I don't see them here very often. Cardinals I love and we have plenty of them.

Quiltbug said...

the cardinal has always been my favourite but after an absence of many years, we have orioles in our back garden. They might just be my favourite this week.

Laurie Parrack said...

I love watching woodpeckers. They are fascinating to me. I love their colors too.

MargaretK in VA said...

Very hard to pick a favorite, but I do love the Pileated Woodpeckers we see in our woods. Love the hummers and cardinals also...and goldfinches...and on and on!

Pat M said...

I just have to join in on this one. I love cardinals. They were my mom's favorite and now that she has been gone for seven years, I think of how she enjoyed watching them every time I see one... sigh
Pat M.

Esther Ames said...

My favorite is the Magnificent Hummingbird; haven't seen one in-person in years.

gail.designs said...

flamingos but I love the little purple sitting birdie especially the legs and feet. Soooo cute.
Gail

Robin said...

I love so many birds, changing often my favorite, which now is the Northern Flicker. If I won the pattern, I'd join you in making a flock by Christmas, one a week 'til then! Thanks!

Jean said...

My favorite bird are owls.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I have always liked Cardinals because they look so pretty against the dark bare branches and the white snow, but we have just moved to the south, so that may change.

Dorothy Matheson said...

My favorite bird is a road runner. And I am lucky enough to have one run around on my land here in Texas. He is just so great looking. They also were my Father's favorite bird. I like the bird pattern. I love kale chips and make them with out any oil or seasoning. I love the crunch and kale flavor. With salads with meat and even with mashed potatoes.
Grow my own kale over the winter but it is gone now that it is so very hot in Texas.

Deb Marshall said...

Blue birds and cardinals... I have houses and feed to draw them both in.... so pretty

GO STARS! said...

I love cranes and herons. They're so graceful and beautiful. We see them fishing at the local ponds and occasionally flying over our house.

rsb said...

I love the cardinals- very cute together. Oh and gold finches.....especially when they are bright yellow.

debaugray said...

My favorite bird is the Cardinal.

Carolyn in Kerrville, TX said...

While I love the cardinals, I think this pattern would make a pretty cute toucan!

Jane said...

Myfavorite real bird is the cardinal. If you meant from the PATTERN, I like the standing lime green one!

ewecan said...

Crows/ravens and next would be eagles. thinking the pattern is pretty cute!

Nancy Brieschke said...

Nancy B - I love them all but most especially the American Bald Eagle! They are SO majestic!!

W Kruskie said...

I love all kinds but I guess my favorite would br th hummingbird. I have feeders around my screened porch and love watching them come so close to drink the homemade nectar :)

Barbers of Lucky Lane said...

I like the pin cushion bird!

Anonymous said...

I like the little guy (he seems comfortable in Pink) that is sitting down on the job!
Bonnie , Suffolk , VA

Gail said...

I LOVE the little pink guy on the window!! I think it'd be really fun to make one the same colors ad my bird Julep :)

squeakie said...

wouldn't a little hummingbird be so cute on this perch!!!

Tonya Reichard said...

I have to say that my favorite bird is definitely the hummingbird. They are so feisty for their size and so much fun to watch!

Anonymous said...

My favorite bird is a swallow
as they come here to Scotland
in April from Africa have their babies then
they all fly back to Africa
marvellous bird
Catherine

Sally said...

My favorite bird is the mallard duck. I have some that come to my door every single morning and evening to eat.

SharO said...

Indigo Bunting.... Fabulous color and so cute

5f3833e6-84af-11e1-a816-000f20980440 said...

Hummingbirds! I'm growing morninglories and zinnias on my porch hoping to attract them while I sit outside. Would love to make a birdie on morninglory pincushion.

Ally said...

My favorite bird would have to be hummingbirds, so small and fast

shawn said...

I like seeing the cardinals in winter, so pretty.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Kentucky Granny said...

I really like the goldfinches. I love to see their color begin to change in the spring and then to watch them turn bright yellow as the days grow warmer.

Anonymous said...

I like crows. They are very smart. I live next door to a park and I walk my dog there every day. When they see me coming with my bag of peanuts to feed the squirrels, they follow me around and take their share of peanuts.

Denise in sacramento

Karen said...

I love Meadow Larks
Their song is so wonderful.
Also, Mockingbirds, they can sing all day and I never can get enough.