winky the magpie

We found a baby magpie sitting out by the pool today. He can't fly and one of his eyes is closed. It was getting cold and windy out - so we brought him inside. I think that probably breaks all "being touched by humans and then being ignored by your bird mother" rules but there seemed to be little else to do. I thought he may be injured. We need to consult with Marit to find out what to do with him. In the meantime, he's enjoying his nest of towels on the kitchen counter.

The mural on the craft room wall is progressing... watch for a major reveal next week! Here's a sneak peek, taken with my new camera.

Unpacking after a long time is like going shopping. You forget about all of the treasures that have been hidden away, and when you open them up again, it's just like Christmas. My old toe shoes are filled with friends and hanging in the craft room.


Listoria said...

I thought that was picture of a stuffed animal; the magpie doesn't look real! Poor thing, though.

Can't wait for the reveal!


MJ said...

Love the Paris mural ~ but then I love most French things so it was sure to be a hit with me!

Funny how I have no recollection of you taking Ballet. Maybe this was an adult learning activity?

Saucy said...

Yes it was as a (young) adult! I rolled all of my years of jazz, tap and Ukranian dance into a fairly decent adult fitness craze in the late 80's. Thus the toe shoes not really worn, but very pretty!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh, can't wait to see your mural--and learn what happens next for your sweet rescued birdie... xo-Mel

Anonymous said...

I am proud of you for rescuing the little magpie. Good job!

DivaDeb said...

Sasha, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog...I am SO looking forward to reading a post about 'Gramps' here!

MJ said...

Just a note to show I passed by & noticed your new header! Very cute!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I've never actually seen a magpie before. It's so beautiful. I hope all has worked out well for it.
The studio is really coming along. I like all of your charming touches, but the ballet shoe is especially sweet.
I like your new header too!
Take care Sasha.

Vicki C said...

I didnt think that Magpie was real! That is crazy...nothing like that in Nebraska!

This is my first visit to your blog...beautiful things here!