Friday, February 4, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhh our baby is sleeping.....

 Last night Caitlin's cat walked inside with little feet hanging out of her mouth. She often catches insects and little birds and always wants to bring them inside to show us. Nice! Usually I don't let her in but last nights catch was so small I didn't notice until it was too late. When she let it go ( so she could play with it) it ran very quickly away which was unusual because they usually fly away. My husband manged to catch it again and we put it safely in a cardboard box away from the eyes of cats. It was so small and different to anything we had seen we couldn't figure out what sort of bird it was. After a little search online we found that it matched to a photo of  baby quail. It's probably about 2 weeks old and about 2 inches long.

Isn't it cute and adorable! It's little chirping has been breaking my heart all day. We have no hope of finding its parents so we will be its surrogate family for a while I think. We have special recovery food from the vets and we are keeping it well away from our 2 cats...

It has been sleeping in Caitlin's hand all afternoon since she came home from school.

For the last few nights I have been working away hand quilting the border of this quilt. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend. Don't hold me to that promise though will you... I do have a baby to care for...


13 comments:

Lara said...

Sweet little birdy. What a cutie. They quite like soft cat food :) I have reared a few birds over the years too. It's very rewarding!

Handstitching is looking great! Can't wait for the reveal!

Wendy said...

Oh cute!
I love the look of your hand quilting, is it hard work going through all those layers?

Lis said...

Love that quilting. Haven't you made a little quilt for your new baby then? vbg

Jenny said...

your quilting is gorgeous! and that quail is too cute! love to see progress on both projects!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

That quilting is stunning! And so is your baby ;)

BaileyGirl5 said...

One of my favorite books of all time is "That Quail Robert" and it's about a couple who rescue a baby quail and it becomes their little pet with a giant personality. One of my favorite parts is when they have a dinner party and ignore Robert and he proceeds to jump on the table and stomp in the butter for attention. If you can find a copy of that book you'd just love it!

Love the handquilting too :)

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment you left for me! Don't you just love Gussy?? :) And that baby quail is almost too cute to look at! Your Etsy has some great stuff in it - those quilted pillows are fantastic! Keep up the good work!

Leslie said...

what a sweet precious baby!

Yarni Gras! said...

what a sweetie.....I hope they told you about a heating pad....works wonders...your quilt is lovely!

Rafael's Mum said...

cutie pie!! hope you manage with the special food. It's very hard when they are that small!!

Deborah said...

How tiny and sweet. Lovely stitching.

Sarah said...

What a sweet little quail! Love the handstitching too!

Karen said...

Nice surprise the cat brought you! Your quilting looks great. Love the different colours.

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