Today the temperature is hovering around 50 degrees. What a relief! It's been cold for so long, it's like a breath of spring. So I chose a springy bird for today.
I need a bluebird today. My mother-in-law passed on a week ago, and the whole week has been taken up with sadness (and with the laughter of being with relatives not seen for a long time). She was such a sweet lady, and a wonderful crafter herself. She was always interested in whatever handwork I was doing, and was the inspiration for my beginning to make braided rugs. She loved birds and loved to sit at her kitchen table and watch the feeders Dad hung on the deck.
So to celebrate/honor her, and lift my own spirits, here's a mountain bluebird.