Nellie"s Needles

Monday, June 22, 2009

Birds, More Birds!

I've been saving photos of or links to birds that have been created by talented people in blogland. I've just spent an hour trying to find the email or notification or blog for this beauty that features wire head and tail decorations ... to no avail. If you made this bird, please leave a comment to claim the glory.

This more subtle bird with "knees" is in Bonita's Flickr album.
Jovita's bird

There was a bird making party in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin recently. It sure looks as though they had fun time. I like the small feathers they've all used for headdress and tail decoration.
This is the one made by Patti who got the party going.
This one is made by one of Patti's friends who wasn't at the party.

On a different subject, I've had a week of computer wackiness that's driven me nuts. First, my grandson shook beach sand from his hair INTO my keyboard while he was playing games. My cursor went nuts and it was nearly impossible to write anything without a great deal of attention and care as to the location of that cursor. Then photos on my blog and others that I read regularly began disappearing from posts. Whaaaaaaaaa! Their html codes were there, but no pics.

Well, the sand in my keyboard was cleaned out by my son and that computer is now working fine. However, it's no longer mine. He purchased a new MacBook Pro and presented it as a gift to his Pop on Father's Day ... the real gift being a happy wife/mother with a new computer. Now to figure out all the clicks and scrolling patterns that come with it.

It just happened that Firefox went crazy and played havoc with blogs at the same time. They're still whacko, and I've switched to Safari for reading and composing. I find it more difficult to do this in Safari, but am glad to have something that works. Has anyone else had problems with blogging and servers?


Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a colourful flock of birdies. Wouldn't it be fun to see them ALL together in one place?

Tina- said...

those are all so adorable!

Beena said...

Love these birds, and can see how a person could go on a binge making these delightful creations of yours! I especially love the colors of the bird in the first pic.

I have safari also, and don't have problems with it in general. But I do have weird problems with blogger from time to time.

Merry said...

What a wonderful flock of birds.

Heather said...

Those birds are such fun - just delightful Nellie. Thanks for finding them all for us. Glad your computer is sorted. I can't offer any advice to you as at the first sign of trouble with mine, I shout for my daughter who comes and fixes it for me. I am still learning what functions mine has and don't understand half of it, but I am sure you'll have plenty of good advice from reliable sources.

arlee said...

blogger pictures disappeared for awhile because Piccaso was having problems.

Joyce said...

I am inspired. I feel a bird in my very near future. I love that first one and can see myself dyeing fabric specially for a bird as this one looks to have been.

Judith said...

What a lovely flock of birds. They are all great.
I use windows live writer for my posts and up to now I have not had any problems.

Maggie R said...

Love the birds Nellie. I am going to make one SOMETIME!!!! I think they are so sweet...

Kristin said...

Hi Nellie,

First, thanks for sharing the photos of all the birds. I love the first one!

Secondly, I don't have a blog although I read a number of them. I have just recently started to get problems while attempting to sign on to some of them, and today it happened, I think, for the first time with yours. I get an error dialog box saying the connection couldn't be found. I usually just click the back button and the blog comes right up. the problem is then when I try to connect to the next blog, it takes so long to connect that I usually just close the window and reopen the internet. I haven't installed anything new on my computer, so I don't know what's going on.

Kristin in SC

Mermaid's Purse said...

Hi Nellie - the bird with the wired bits is mine - glad you like him! Shelley

Catharina Maria said...

Love your birds !
Rini the Netherlands