Monday, November 19, 2012

SewSistersQuiltShop 
I'm so excited to be taking part in Blogathon Canada which is organized and sponsored by Sew Sisters quilt shop. It's my first time to be included in something like this, so of course I'm a little nervous to get all the details right!
My blog is coming to you from Bathurst, NB. I'm Holly and I've been crafting for as long as I can remember and quilting since I was a teenager. I learned to hand piece first and later moved onto machine piecing. This is the latest baby quilt that I did. Can you tell I like modern with bright colors?

Although I still like to put together a few quilts per year, I spend most of my time on my art and and fiber art. I am  influenced by the scenes 'through my window' and by the many things I see on my walks on the trails. I am driven to attempt to express what I see and feel into fabric and fiber and therefore I tend to follow the seasons with my piece at the time.
For example in early fall I was working on this piece.
My latest piece was inspired by my walks on the NB Trail while feeding one of my favorite little birds, the chickadee.

When Sew Sisters told me I could pick fabric to give away, I thought I'd pick some in the colors of my chickadee piece and offer my pattern at the same time. They responded by cutting the fabrics and assembling 8 kits to giveaway! Yes, there are 8 kits to win!

Those are great odds! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and you'll be eligible. I'll make the draw on the last day of the blogathon, November 24th.I've added the chickadee pattern under pages on my sidebar. It will have to be enlarged about 120-130% once you've saved it to your computer. I'd love to see what you do with it!

I've just added the pattern to  the top of my pages list in my sidebar. You can copy the pattern, save it and enlarge it to the size you'd like. I tried it and it comes out just slightly smaller than the size I used, so about 120% would work.

It was pointed out to me that I forgot to include the NB blog links. Thank you! See,  I knew I'd forget something. Check them out:
http://wendy-itiswhatitis.blogspot.ca/

Giveaway ends November24th 7pm Atlantic daylight savings time

178 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow, your work is amazing! It's lovely to meet you!

Pauline G said...

Great to find your blog - love the chickadee and would love a pattern . Now a follower.

Wendy said...

Hello Holly. Another Wendy here, signing up for a pattern of my favourite bird also. I would love to win the kit so count me in on that too please. Congratulations on being chosen for the Sew Sisters Blogathon!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what beautiful work you do! Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway. I think chickadees are so cute and would love to have the pattern whether I win or not. Thanks so much!

Darlene D said...

That's a really cute little pattern! And a great chance to win!

Linda said...

Hi Holly! Your modern quilt is amazing. I love it! Your little chickadee is so cute. So lifelike. I would love to have the pattern. Lots of chickadees in my backyard. Have a fun day!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great work Holly....I'd love the pattern...now you know it would be awhile before I get around to making it. lol

A. Lopez said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I love the chickadee. It reminds me of home in the country where I saw those little guys outside our window at the bird feeder. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Holly,

Love your chickadee pattern. Would love a copy or to win one of the kits. Your work is beautiful. Glad I have found your blog.

Dianne in Ontario

Anne-Marie B. said...

Lovely chickadee! I would love a copy of the pattern. Love your work! Thanks for this giveaway!

Debbie said...

Great post on this, Holly. I love the chickadee and would love a chance to win the kit and your pattern. And your modern quilt looks so bright and cheerful....super job on it.

KarieAnn said...

Lovely work! I would love a copy of the chickadee pattern--thank you! :-)

CLS said...

I love your chickadee. I also am really enjoying the modern styles and solid colours.

Kate said...

I love chickadees and I love your piece - it is beautiful! I would love to win a kit but would be delighted to have a copy of your pattern. You're very generous.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great work. I, too,like the chickadee.

Patti said...

Love seeing your fiber art, and sure wish I had your kind of talent! Thanks for sharing, and the giveaway is amazing!

Natasha said...

I would love to win to make that for my mom. She loves birds!

Hazel said...

Your fiber art is fabulous ,good job.

Zelda said...

The chickadee is so precious! We ive in a wooded area and are devoted to feeding our feathered friends. The chickadees are so comfortable with us that when filling the feeders, they will perch upon our hand or arm. Your design is so touching!

Annie Smith said...

Holly, I'm enjoying your blog. Love the little chickadee hanging. Would love to have the pattern and give it a try although I'm sure my work wouldn't be anything as lovely as yours. Maybe I'll win :)
annie s

Lori S said...

I love your little chickadee and would love to win a kit. I will take you up on your offer of the pattern for sure. Happy that I have found your blog, you do beautiful work. I love snow dyeing too! Thanks for hosting and the chance to win!

Peggy said...

I love both the forest piece and the chickadee! I was trying to chat up a pair of chickadees on Sunday, but they didn't seem too impressed with my version of their call. It was either that or the two huge white dogs with me. I hope to refine my fibre art skills one day to be able to create something as fine as your work.

Briarose said...


love the forest walk quilt and the chickadee. I have bookmarked your blog for a return visit.

Lesley said...

Your chickadee is adorable! What a generous giveaway...thanks for the chance!

Gill said...

I love your chickadee Holly and I'd love the pattern please!

Teresa said...

Holly,
Your art pieces are beautiful! Will definitely follow along as this is the direction that I am wanting to go now. Love your Chickadee and would love a copy of the pattern.

Linda H said...

Love your Chickadee Holly. And those kits look amazing! I check your blog often and enjoy your wonderful art projects. I'm a NB quilter/blogger too, but I don't stick to just quilting on my blog. Hope you'll drop by for a visit...

Carrie P. said...

great fabrics. I love anything with birds on it so I would love the pattern for the chickadee which we have in North Carolina.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love your Chickadee Holly. I would love to have a copy of your pattern, thank you, and thanks for the chance to win as well.
mcb@mts.net

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your chickadee is so sweet. I would also love to have this pattern, that's very generous of you :)
Thank you and thank you for the chance.

Lis said...

I'm loving this blog hop and I love the chickadee! Yes I would like to have the pattern.
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, little chickadees - the sweet clowns we watch all thru winter.

cynthia roy said...

Nice to discover your blog. Thx for sharing your talents.

giddy99 said...

I love that baby quilt especially! The chickadee is SO cute! :)

Jacklynn said...

Your chickadee wall hanging is beautiful - I like the addition of the snow flakes. Thanks for the give away! If I win I'll be sure to email you a picture.

Cal said...

Oh my, I love that Fall piece you show! Fantastic! I am still staring and wondering how you made it.

On another note, like you I am drawn to modern brights.

Swannie said...

I'm so glad you're part of this Blogathon because I'm so happy to have found you. I've bookmarked your site and will be back. Your quilts are beautiful and I love the wee chickadee...so sweet.Thanks for the chance to win.

Kaynik said...

I LOVE chickadees. Aren't they just the cutest?
This blogathon is such a great way to find Canadian quilters.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Kay Lemieux

Lee D said...

Your chckaddee is so adorable. Greetings from Calgary!

Julie said...

Love your projects!

Teresa said...

I've never seen a chickaddee, not a bird we have in Scotland. I enjoyed looking at your work today.

Krista said...

Lovely projects! I'd love to win, but even if I don't, I'd be thrilled to have a copy of your chickadee pattern.

LethargicLass said...

what a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance!

B Greene said...

Your baby quilt is gorgeous! What a lucky little person to get to snuggle under that beauty! Your art pieces are amazing - I have tremendous respect for people who create such intricate scenes! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Crickets Corner said...

I am so glad I decided to follow this hop. I am finding so many talented people that I did not know existed. Love your baby quilt and the chickadee piece is beautiful. I am now a follower and look forward to enjoying your posts. Thanks so much!

Claudia LeBlanc said...

I love the the chick-a-dee! So cute! You do such wonderful work.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely post and pretty work!

Janet said...

Your pieces are lovely! I would love to win this fabric. We get all three chickadees (Boreal, Black Cap and Mountain) at our feeder and I would really like to make a piece with them all in it.

OhioLori said...

Would looooove to win a kit!! Thank you for the chance! Also think your trees are beautiful!! wow! Looks like a photo! You do amazing work!

Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

jmstitching said...

The chickadee is adorable, and I can just picture a walk in the birch forest when I see the piece you made earlier in the fall. How big is the chickadee piece?

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh, lovely! I watch chickadees from my window too, in Sweden. They are called Talgoxe, or Tallow-pickers, in Swedish! Your work is just wonderful, so glad I found you throug this blog! lizzietillstrom (@) gmail (.) com

Karen said...

I love to watch the chickadees too.....my brother has them come to the feeders in his backyard here on Vancouver Island.

Karen

M-R said...

Great pieces, Holly! Love that modern baby quilt -- very fun! Thanks for the giveaway too!

JLVerde said...

Adorable chickadee! All your quilts are gorgeous.

Sandy D said...

I love your work. Great work on the Birch Forest.Your chickadee art work is amazing Great giveaway thank you

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Wow - what a fabulous giveaway! I adore your Chickadee - its amazing.

Katherine said...

lovely baby quilt! and a great giveaway

Lori said...

your quilts are lovely
what a fantastic give a way.
thanks for a chance to win.

Lori said...

Opps Im sorry, i forgot my email
quilting[dash]lay[at]comcast[dot]net

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love your modern baby quilt....so pretty!
And thanks for the chance to win your chickadee kit!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all your pieces and the chickadee is precious. Wonderful giveaway, which I hope to win, but even if I don't thanks for the pattern.
Deb S.

Sheila said...

I always enjoy my visits to your blog Holly and thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway and the pattern as well , I do love chickadees.

Juanita Lanaux said...

How adorable! I would love to win. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I am now following your blog.

Toni said...

So sweet chickadee. Thanks for chance to win.

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win a chickadee.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Carla G said...

What an adorable chickadee! My boys love to watch them in our backyard most days. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Kaaren said...

Awesome pattern, Holly! Thanks for the chance to win. It just so happens that chickadees are my favorite birds.

Quilting Babcia said...

I do love your chickadee, we have many here in western Oregon at our bird feeders. And the red fabric in your kits looks just like the pyracantha (sp) berries out front, that I hope will last through Christmas before the wintering robins eat them all!

Dolores said...

Wow, what great odds of winning. I have followed your blog for quite a while now and I love watching your progress through the projects you create. Thank you for the pattern. I do love birds and your chickadee is so cute.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for showing us your work. It's beautiful!

Marla's Crafts said...

I am also a NB quilter from Hopewell Cape. I am a friend of Marjorie's who got me blogging in June. Here is my link if you would like to visit.

http://marlarockscrafts.blogspot.ca/

offquilter said...

Your fibre art is fabulous, thanks for sharing. This is such a great idea, getting Canadianbloggers together, thanks for the chance to meet, share and hopefully win!

kiskidee1(at)gmail(dot)com

JudyC said...

Lovely,so very lovely. It would be so much fun to win!!!

I would love a copy of the chickadee pattern

Mary Ann said...

Hello Holly:) I came over to see what you were doing. How exciting. I love that baby quilt as I like modern and bright colours too. Thank you for the chickadee patterns.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Your work is amazing!!! Keeping my fingers crossed! I'd love to win a kit!

works4me said...

Hi. Thank you for the chance to win such a great kit.

Sallie said...

I love white and bright colors, too! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

Ariane said...

Your quilts are beautiful!! I just love your art quilts!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

Nati said...

very nice projects, thanks for the chance to win!

barb said...

Wow,love all your quilts you are very talented babscorbitt@gmail.com

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I love the Chickadee. Also the process for the baby quilt - so interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!
crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Betty said...

Thanks for the chance to win the chickadee fabrics and pattern, my sister-in-law loves anything chickadee so if I win the finished item will go from Toronto to Charlottetown PEI.
Betty

elle said...

Great post, Holly. If I won for sure I'd need the pattern! But I'm one in 82 so far! :) you're famous!

wipgirl said...

(Bah... I lost my first attempt at commenting!)

What a cute chickadee! And a nice giveaway!

I always love nature-inspired art quilts, though it's something I've never tried before. One of these days, I guess.

Cathy said...

you do lovely work!

Barbie Laframboise said...

Absolutely wonderful. Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the draw, beautiful pattern and fabric! debbiequilter

Nita said...

Oh my goodness, your quilt art is stunning! I will print the chickadee pattern and give it a try. Thank you!

Sundays Child said...

Oh wow, really like the Chickadee! I was just listening to them the other day, such cheerful little souls, aren't they? Thank you for the pattern, too.

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Ali said...

Thank you for the giveaway - I've been too intimidated to try any applique or fabric or fiber art, and stuck to straight old quilting. I really love the chickadee on blue in your header(that is a chickadee too I think!)
I'm working up the nerve to try something like this.

Beezus said...

I also seem to spend a lot of time on smaller pieces. I love joining in with various swap groups on flickr. Your chickadee is a gorgeous little creature, and I would love to win it especially. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Te achei!!!Linda colcha baby,um sonho.Me tornei seguidora GFC Obrigada.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Joy said...

I'm a new quilter and i am so inspired by your art quilts. Although I am not an artist, I am going to attempt an art quilt in the future. Your pieces are beautiful.

quiltinggrammy said...

I haven't tried any art quilting yet but your beautiful works have inspired me to try soon. Would love to win the kit to make the chickadee.

Julie in WA said...

I have a lot of chickadees that visit my birdfeeders all winter long. Love to hear their little "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" chirps outside my window!

jmniffer said...

I admire the little chickadee in nature. I like your chickadee piece and I would love to win a kit to make one of my own. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Watching the birds at my feeder is a great joy...the animation of Chickadees is always fun. I am going to print your pattern and give it a whirl as soon as I get through my two other Christmas gifts currently on the table. Shall I say your art-work is for the birds? haha.
This would be a wonderful win to help me get organized on it, for sure.
Cheers, from Oshawa Ontario.

Lynn F said...

Your art quilts are unbelievable. I can't imagine how you'd even go about making one! Amazing!

butrfly2200 said...

It would be wonderful to win one of your kits. I would also love to have the chickadee pattern of yours. My email is: mcnabca@efirehose.net
Thank you for this chance to win.
Enjoyed viewing your blog.
:)Carol

Heather A said...

Your work is so inspiring and one of your kits would be fantastic to win!

I'm really grateful for this tour which is allowing me to find Canadian quilters I haven't known about!

Quilt Fan(tastic) said...

Great to discover new to me blogs. Looks like a great blog.

pegsplace said...

Thanks for sharing your blog! I will definitely check out your applique bird!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your chickadee pattern. Today is my 50 something birthday and I love your little birdie friend. Thanks!!!

Eileen said...

Thanks for being part of the blogathon and for the giveaway. Your chickadee is adorable. I'm kind of traditional, but I do like that baby quilt you made.

Val Preston said...

being new to quilting, I quite enjoy doing art/picture quilts (have ideas of making my own). But getting a kit to learn more techniques would be fun!
Val_preston@yahoo.ca

JacqAdams said...

I love this quilting and it's what I try to do myself. How can I make this come to life. Amazing!

quiltmom said...

Thanks for participating in the Canadian blog hop- it is fun to meet so many other Canadian quilters.
Your quilt pattern is so lovely and very different from other things that I have done. I love the fabrics you have chosen for your project.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

Donna Joy said...

It is fun to get to know some Canadian quilters. Yes I would love to make a chickadee, Thanks for sharing.

Karen O said...

Wow, I love your quilts. You are very talented. I love nature also.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your work is beautiful...love the little chickadee...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Carla said...

Greetings from B.C. My husbands family is from Sackville N.B. I would love to visit there sometime.

Delores said...

I love your fall quilt. Would love to win a kit for your chickadee!
Thanks for the chance.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your chickadee pattern. That is the nickname I had for my baby sister years ago. Thank you so much for the pattern, I'd love to make her a wallhanging. How neat!

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. Eight winners? So generous! Woot! Woot!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win the kits. Hope I'm the lucky one :)
Thank you for sharing the pattern too :)

svelder said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Nov 24th is my birthday, now wouldn't that be great to win! Hint, hint!

Pat said...

I love your quilts!!
Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

Jenny said...

Thanks for your giveaway! I love your work!! Would love to win this!! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

This is such a nice Blog-A-Thon. I am pleased to meet all my Canadian Sisters in Quilting. Thank you. Your work is awesome, just beautiful. I am a new follower of your blog and would be delighted to receive one of your lovely kits and patterns. Hugs from Missouri USA

Mary Beth said...

I love your modern quilt.

cherylj said...

What beautiful quilts. I love your modern one, the colors and design are fabulous!

Martina said...

You made great quilts! And I love the chekadee! Would be fun to make it! Thanks for the chance to win!

angbart said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Your chickadee is super-cute!

Kathy MacKie said...

Would love to win and many thanks for the great giveaway.

Shirley in Canada said...

Thank for the chance to win and for making your beautiful chickadee available to others!! Thank you!!

Alberta said...

Holly, I used to live in Bathurst in the late 60's early 70's! I've been back once and wow has it changed! Wishing you lots of happy quilting days in a gorgeous part of eastern Canada!

Leslie said...

Thank you for the chickadee pattern, and for the generous giveaway. Your work is beautiful!
lavblair at gmail dot com

Marjorie Nath said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of your kits, I have never tried piecing a bird. I love the fall trees piece that you have pictured. I hope to try my hand at art landscapes in the near future.

thelady at hotmail.com

barbara woods said...

would love to win thanks

roccagal said...

I luv your modern quilt and the chickadee is ADORABLE!!!!!

Vicki said...

Lovely to meet you. And thanks for the pattern! It is lovely. And of course for the opportunity to win. I am thrilled to meet quilters and crafters from across the country - I am writing from Vancouver Island, BC
vboschman@shaw.ca

cpup40 said...

I am a new follower. I love your work and would love a copy of the chickadee pattern. cpup(at)aol(dot)com. Thank you for the pattern and the chance to win.

Beth said...

Your work is lovely. I am glad to have found your blog. Thanks much for the giveaway.

Jody said...

Love your modern baby quilt! It's so sweet. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

darcey said...

Love your birch trees! Well done.
Darcey
xxoo

Annette said...

love the trees as well as the little chickadee I will try to copy the pattern thanks... and thanks for hosting and the give away to of course.
in stitches

Emily C said...

Love the chickadees, they ae such cute little birds.

Lori said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love chickadees!

Jackie said...

Holly you are such an amazing artist. Congrats on your 1st bloghop! Your chickdadee is so precious, lovely work! Please add my name to your draw, as I would love to try such a beautiful pattern.
Thanks!

Jackie said...

Holly you are such an amazing artist. Congrats on your 1st bloghop! Your chickdadee is so precious, lovely work! Please add my name to your draw, as I would love to try such a beautiful pattern.
Thanks!

Colleen said...

Wow, great prizes! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Carmen Nuland said...

You did a beautiful job on your chickadee - I would love to have a copy of the pattern. Thanks!

arandomharvest said...

One thing I like about this Blogathon is connecting to so many Canadian bloggers! Not to mention seeing lovely work and generating more ideas than I can possibly do in one lifetime - but it's fun, anyway. Thanks for the offer of the Chickadee pattern; I would really love to have it. I think it would be a lovely centrepiece for a child's quilt. Like I said . . . more ideas! ~ Linne

Jo said...

You have some lovely work on display there! Enjoying the blog hop! :)

felicity said...

Happy blogathon! I love the baby quilt in the first photo!

Myself said...

WOW- what a great givaway :) Thanks for the chance to win...

Deb said...

Oooh, I love artsy quilts! how very special; I would love to have the chickadee emailed to me. Thank you so much! Pls enter me in your giveaway. debgiro at wildblue dot net

Louisa said...

Love your little chickadee!

Barb said...

Goodness that chickadee is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win a kit to make one of my own.

Breanna S. said...

Thanks for the chickadee pattern; my best friend loves chickadees. If I can pull it off I will make her a throw pillow for Christmas.

Kate said...

What lovely work you do! It is really inspirational. Thanks for the chance to try my hand at you work.

Peggy said...

Love the little Chickadee-very creative.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous Chickadee - yes please enter me in your wonderful draw! I grew up in Ontario :)

Sara ypunto said...

your quilts are beautiful!
saruqa (at) gmail (dot) com

Brenda said...

Great baby quilt! thanks for the chance to win!

Christina Flowers said...

Fantastic work! Chickadees are my favorite bird, we have a bush directly across from our side door and I usually get one or 2 chickadees in there. So if I am working outside they will follow me and chatter at me, I spoil them rotten too :D

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your chickadee piece - so realistic!

Jackie said...

Lovely work as usual Holly! Your chickadee is adorable! I would love to be able to try this out, please add my name o your lovely draw!

Barb and Sharon said...

Your fiber work is wonderful!
Barb@Witsend

regan said...

That little chickadee is so darned sweet! I love it!

Michelle said...

Your fibre art is incredible. Who doesn't love Chickadees? Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda Crosby said...

The chickadees are so friendly and will feed from our hands which is so awesome and wonderful. Love your fibre work. Thnks for the chance to win and I am now a new follower of your great blog

rvquilter said...

woo hoo........my little chickadee! I am making one of felt for my tree right now! Love your pattern!
hope..hope I win!
Great blog! :)

Kay said...

I love your little chickadee and would love to win a set to make it with. Thanks for sharing.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

JustPam said...

The chickadee and birches are beautiful. I have never done anything like this so would love to win to try my hand at it.

Rosa said...

The chickadee is just gorgeous.I`m from Spain.Thanks for the chance and for the pattern!

BlessOSU said...


Beautiful nature quilting. Thanks for participating in the blogathon! I'm Oklahoma, USA -- blessosu@sbcglobal.net.

JD said...

You are definitely an artist.

Maureen said...

Oh my gosh Holly, I am in awe of your talent! Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away, your "chickadee" is fabulous! And what a generous offering from Sew Sisters!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

mary mahoo said...

Incredible Holly! Thanks for introducing us to all these other crafter/quilters too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim Gorman said...

Awesome site and Giveaway!!!

New Follower and proud to be one!!!

Jen Olson said...

Lovely designs!

Deborah said...

Wow - what an amazing quilt. Not sure I'd manage it, but love to give it a go! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee said...

Your work is fabulous - I really enjoyed your blog full of inspiration! I would love to try this! thank you!

moollin said...

I'm enjoying reading your blog. Love your work!!

moollin said...

I'm enjoying reading your blog. Love your work!!

Nancy said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for the chickadee pattern - love those little birds!

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for the fun blog post and hop. I've always loved chickadee birds. Thanks for the pattern and I hope I win the lovely fabric kits.

Vivian said...

Oh I love chickadees too! I was lucky enough one morning to have one land on my hand to take a sunflower seed. It kind of helped that I had forgotten to fill up the feeder and he really wanted a sunflower seed.

Great blog!