Oh Happy Day! My husband is finally home from pheasant hunting in South Dakota!
I’m always glad to see him after he’s been gone of course, but after 5 days of sickness in our house without him around to help out…man, am I glad to have him back. Of course, Little Bit’s fever broke this afternoon and I’m definitely on the mend as well, now that Daddy is finally home. Shoulda known it’d happen like that!
Before my Hubs left, I put in a request of something I wanted him to bring back for me from the trip. I wanted some feathers.
First off, pheasants are absolutely gor-ge-mous. How one singular bird can have such a fabulous array of plumage is an amazing testimony to the creativity of God. Seriously…look at this bird.
And no…I don’t feel bad that my husband was shooting them. We will eat them…and he has fun hunting them. That’s a good enough reason for me.
But why I wanted the feathers has more to do with these….
Don’t you know I’m going to make some earrings out of them?! Maybe not like the pair above that are long enough to get caught up in your freaking seat belt …but you get the idea. Feathers are everywhere, and I for one am stoked that I just got a big fat bag of some of the prettiest ones on the planet for free. (I guess to say “free” is sort of an exaggeration since the Hubs did spend the dough to go in the first place…but still, it’s a great souvenir for me!)
I haven’t really jumped on the feather-locks-in-the-hair bandwagon…and probably won’t since I’m not 13, but 33, but I have been eyeing some of these super fab earrings out there lately. So in honor of the Fashion Week I had intended to have this week, but am postponing til next week….I figured I’d share this fluffy trend that has caught my eye!
And since for a few years, I had a business making jewelry, I started making a couple of pairs of earrings already. I have yet to finish them, but when I do, I’ll show you what I did and probably even give away a pair! Fun, Fun!
Glad to have my Hubs back, and glad to feel good enough to write again too! I missed you all!
Happy hump day! Glad I’m over the hump (of sickness for sure!)
Oh good grief…now that I’ve just written this, I’ve been researching all over the internet trying to figure out how to properly clean these dang feathers to use. Last thing I want is to get some nasty mites crawling up in my head from my earring if I didn’t clean the feathers properly. Anyone out there have advice about how to properly do this? Anyone…Anyone…Bueller?!