What’s goin’ on?

Long time no see! I do have lots to say, but will keep it to two things today!

1. We have a Cardinal nesting in the Rosa alba right by the front door. Of course, this means there has been a moratorium on using the front door, porch and top level of the front garden for a month now. I assume this is their second nesting – or at least I like to think so, I don’t like to think of the first one failing. We can see the nest fairly well from the spare bedroom. The eggs have hatched and now the male and female are BUSY!! It takes a lot of trips to fill three hungry mouths.

You can see one of the nestling's eye right in the middle.  It's a pretty good spot for a nest - in amongst a thorny rose and under the deep eaves.
You can see one of the nestling’s eye right in the middle. It’s a pretty good spot for a nest – in amongst a thorny rose and under the deep eaves.  The little wing in front belongs to a sibling.

2. I’m participating in an Etsy promotion called “Christmas in July”.  It goes until July 20th.  I have set up a coupon (type in ESTYCIJ14) for 15% off all Beadwork and Enamel jewellery.  It’s a good deal!  You can get your Christmas shopping out of the way (well, or birthday or any other gift giving extravaganza you can think of) early!

A few examples:

long rectangular earrings 1 oblique

Gothic heart series - Graffiti heart.
Gothic heart series – Graffiti heart.
Walk in the forest necklace
Walk in the forest necklace

bead necklace long 2 2

Don’t forget.  I’ll remind you anyways….

Hope you are well!

Valerie

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