Tuesday, November 20, 2012

sock monkey crochet and a birdbath...

November couldn't get past me without my finishing 2 more Make It Monthly gifts!

First, I made this sock monkey throw pillow for a certain little boy....I hope he likes it!


I also made this birdbath for my mom.  


She has moved into a nursing home and misses seeing the birds every morning.  My sisters and dad visit her daily but it is still so heartbreaking for us all.   As she aged, she became enchanted by the birds that gathered in the yard throughout the day.  Dad got her a birdwatching book and some binoculars so she could see them up close.
She has a private room with a lovely view of a green space near a wooded lot and there is a perfect spot for a birdbath. 
At first, I planned to make her a large mosaic birdbath but they need to be kept up.  They get algae in the grout if not cleaned...and they need to be watched in winter so they don't crack.  Keeping this in mind, I decided to make this simple wreath birdbath instead.  You can find them all over the Internet (complete with tutorials) but they are so simple to make you don't need one.   I just hope the birds find it quickly so she doesn't get upset.  I really hope she loves it.

6 comments:

Kerry said...

Val, the birdbath is lovely - I'm sure your Mom will spend lots of time watching it's little visitors :-)
Love the sock monkey pillow too - so cute :-)
Big hugs

gin said...

Aww, sweet thoughts sent for your mom. The birdbath will fit just perfect in her space.

Tammy said...

I'm sure your mom will love it. And I hope lots of little birdies will find it and use it and provide your mom many hours of entertainment. Best wishes, Tammy

Tammy said...

Forgot to say cute pillow, too. :)

Reel Girl said...

The birdbath is lovely!

jillytacy said...

I love the sock Monkey pillow! The birdbath is lovely, I'm sure your mom will love it!

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