Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Feeding The Birds




This post is dedicated to my friend Betsy over at Joyful Reflections. Betsy loves birds just as much as I do, and she loves to feed them. She has many feeders of different types and gives the birds a banquet all the time. It is a lucky bird indeed who happens upon her yard. Isn't this little tree ornament cute? It's a cardinal on a feeder with real bird seed in it, and the whole thing is only about two or three inches in size. Our friend Susie brought a lot of these to church with her last Sunday, and gave one to each member of the Sunday School class! She made them herself!! What a special surprise! Looks like the birds are now being fed well by at least two houses.


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:26,27

32 comments:

reanaclaire said...

I am sure your fren Betsy will appreciate this post very much! you are indeed a nice friend... yes, i love that verse.. do not worry about today or tomorrow.. God takes cares of us so much more!

Mom Daughter Style said...

i love looking at birds and how free they are, that is one really cute bird display.

Stacey Dawn said...

Very cute!!!! Love it!

Annie said...

Hi Ginny. What fun! I love to crochet but working on such a small scale defeats me. Becky's work and the ornament project is so nice. I'm guessing that there were lots of happy oohs and aahs last Sunday.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your red page is soo pretty! Its slightly hard to read cause of the fonts but I understand that. Well I checked out her link- I'm amazed at the many feeders and birds that are attracted and photographed! I just saw one posted on a blog this week..snowy and beautiful!
My Grandma and Mom would always have little bird ornaments on the tree. Some people are so fortunate to have such a variety! Great link Ginny-those Cranes remind me of geese too-

Mildred said...

What a cute feeder and a talented friend you have to make it for you. Betsy has a wide variety of birds in her yard and I always enjoy her photos too. This is a beautiful Bible verse today Ginny. Enjoy your day.

hip-chick said...

What a lovely gift. I love looking at the birds outside our windows as well. I love the picture in your header. Cardinals are such a joy to see in the winter against all the white snow and brown/black branches.
Prayer shawls are worn by Jewish men but mine is nowhere near that elaborate. I was raised Catholic and tried going back to it a while ago but did not continue. Honestly, I have a very hard time finding a church I go to on a regular basis. I am like a lady without a church.

SquirrelQueen said...

The little ornament is adorable, Susie is very talented. Betsy is going to love your post and your header photo too. That cardinal peeking through the branches is so pretty.

Neal said...

Yeah, Betsy will like that. That took quiet a bit of work to make that. It is really cute.

From the Kitchen said...

Perfect "ornament" to nestle in a tree. I'm always amazed at the creations that some people can make. I am not at all crafty--and I've tried many things. My talent lies in the enjoyment of what others make.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth said...

That is sooo cute.Being that it's handmade makes it even more special.
Blessings,Ruth

Fred Alton said...

How special it is that one of your friends has the skills for making these ornamental feeders! God bless her for her giving spirit and for the reminder that God feeds the birds of the air. God really takes good care of all of His creation!

Velvet Over Steel said...

How Cute!! I loved that they are both 'handmade' & 'bright red'!! Awesome and usefull!! So happy for the 'bird lovers' too!!

Have a Great day & Stay warm!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Karin said...

Those are very cute and we had folks making them up here too! Great way to use up those little communion cups! Love the red cardinal! Cute!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I love feeding birds, these are unique ways. The verse is what we need!
kim

Sandra said...

at first i thought you had a bird in your kitchen. it's adorable. mother loved to make things like this with the stuff it is made of tht i can't remember the name of. she made purses and all kinds of things with it. can not for the life of me think what it is called, do you know? she made covers for bath tissue and gave as gifts

Kerrie said...

Such a sweet post!! WE love all the birds and wildlife in our yard as you well know-ha! The picture of the Cardinal on your header is gorgeous,did you take it?? hugs

Ann said...

That is a cute little ornament. Years ago I made a ton of plastic canvas ornaments and that's what my tree was decorated with for years.

Together We Save said...

Very cute... I also reads Betsy's blog. She really does have lots of feeders.

Remington said...

VERY nice!

George said...

This is a beautiful ornament. Susie did a wonderful job on this. I'll bet Betsy would have no problems finding room for it on our tree.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH--how cute!!!! I love that ornament feeder... Ask Susie if she has an extra one. I'll BUY it from her--and pay the postage.... LOVE IT so much!!!!!!

Thanks for dedicating it to me... I do love my birds...
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I love the birds too and they need our help right now - it has been cold here!

And another great verse - God will take care of us.

Love,
sandie

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, God has richly blessed you with wonderful friends! I think that your feeder decoration is quite cute! Have a wonderful evening & a great day tomorrow!

S. Etole said...

Cute little decoration and so cheerful in red.

srp said...

I really need to get out and fill my feeders before the ice and snow hit tomorrow... A Cooper's hawk flew in and perched on top of my feeder set up. He was hunting but this time they all got away... poor little birds didn't come back for two hours.

LC said...

Loved the Christmas birds, the little church and the sleigh. But most of all your hilarious but on-target parody of "My Favorite Things" to accompany the CVS tree. Priceless!

Ann said...

This looks like a woolen knitted feeder. I am sure Betsy will fall in love in it.

I have grown older a year, I won't go near the water. though I can't promise. The water is too cold now, but when it warms up, I know I will break my promise.

I do 2 or 3 post everyday. That is why some times you miss some of them.

kanak7 said...

How wonderful to get a gift like that And the birds near Betsy's house are lucky indeed! The verse you included is beautiful! Loved the words.

Glenda said...

That is the cutest ornaments - and being made by a friend makes it even more special!!

Deborah said...

My mother would love that!She feeds the birds and must have at least 20-30 birds (or more if it's cold..) at her feeders. She has been feeding them for 40 or so years and not missing any time....xxoo
Deborah

Doris Sturm said...

This is adorable, and I meant to tell you that I think your header is so sweet of that little Cardinal peeking through the branches. We have a lot of them here too and I really learned to love them so much.

I'm surprised you didn't want my towel topper (on my Giveaway) with the kitchen towel that has all the birds on them...but being a bird lover, you probably have a drawer full already ;-)