Monday, July 5, 2010

Things with Feathers

I love, love, love birds and have been enjoying making bird-themed crafts lately. These are note cards I sent to my friends in my ATC swap group.

I've had the bird stickers for a while now and was happy to find a good use for them.

It was a nice to use up some of my scrapbook paper, too. How did I collect so much of it? I think I could make cards for a year and not run out.

Sometimes simple is best.

I just heard the call of a Nutall's Woodpecker outside my window. Perfect timing!

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers
by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.


Linda said...

Oh Stacy I love these beautiful cards you have created! They are wonderful!

Theresa said...

Beautiful and creative! I love those tiny birdies AND the poem:)

Have a blessed day dear Stacy!


Maiden Jane said...

It's been a while since I read Dickinson and I think I'll have to pull out my favorite book of poems as a child.

Your friend are lucky to receive such lovely creations!

Kitty said...

Those cards are beautiful! How talented you are!

Dogwood said...

This is one of my favorite posts of yours! You know that I also love birds and nests. Oh, goodie do I get one of those cards?? Yipee! But, I have to wait until My Guy comes back up to GV.

Have a fun day my dear friend.

Hugs, Dogwood


Hi Stacy,
NICE bird cards :) I mailed out the ATC mail today..I love making cards and good for you to use what you have. I MUST to that!! LOL!!
Deb :)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Are you making 3 D cards?

Came via pink dogwood site. Here in New Zealand, it is winter. Some people celebrate Christmas in July .

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful Stacy! I love birds too -- one of my quilty peeps says they give her the creeps -- I've never understood that!

M.E. Greene said...

I love birds of all sorts. I just happened upon the most darling vintage owl cards the other day and it totally made my week!