I forgot to tell you the story of the a yellowhammer woodpecker who crashed into a window last September when I was at the old jail.
Three of us were standing and chatting when suddenly we heard a thud. One of my companions saw that it was a bird that crashed into a window and it was laying on the ground after a 3 story fall.
I don’t know how he survived. But there he lay, panting and stunned.
We offered him some water in the little bottle cap but he wasn’t interested.
As he perked up and looked like he’d make it, we all started taking photos. Then we got a stick to see if he’d perch. We knew his wings were fine because he was moving them but we were not sure about his legs. If he could perch, he’d be fine. Surprisingly, he was very willing to perch on the stick.
We wanted to get him off the ground and away from any beasts that would do him harm, so we moved him to a tree.
He never did jump onto the tree. He just flew away. And we gave a cheer.
I don’t sew for others. I have too much anxiety about botching the job in terms of fit or the other person’s vision or the other person’s vision goes against my taste. Example: I want this gown and I want it in hot pink with neon green trim. Eww…
But I did go outside my comfort zone and altered an already existing costume. It was the uniform in this photo…
It no longer fit and so she wanted it enlarged. She had a pair of pants (that also no longer fit) so I was able to use those to enlarge the jacket.