I've been quiet here this past week. There is a post that weighs heavy on my mind that I can't seem to write, yet it stops me from moving forward on other posts...does that ever happen to you?
Here's a project we did at the preschool last month. I've been getting inquiries about what these were for. I crocheted twenty little baskets with long handles for hanging out of hemp cord for this project. The kids each chose a little basket to fill with nest building materials for the birds. I did this project once before at the preschool (wow! four years ago already!), click here for the details. As we've had quite a lot of snow so late in spring, I thought it would be a great idea to give the birds a little help. We talked about why birds build nests and what they use to make them and why it would be important for the nests to be filled with soft materials.
Some of them looked so fancy in the end several parents mentioned they couldn't stand to hang them outside and wanted to hang them in their homes.
Julen placed his on these branches outside his bedroom window and it's been such a joy watching the birds fly away with new findings. Watching the bits of yarn fly up to the nests in the gutters was especially thrilling...we're planning to climb up there and take a peek once the nests have been vacated.