A little birdie tried to tell me that he was different from his feathered friends.
But chirping, which I suppose is bird-speak, is hard to do when you have no beak and therefore, no mouth.
So I have him a beak, using a little cardboard, a little glue, a little paint and a little glitter.
He was happy indeed but now he and his fellow birdies were able to voice their own opinions about how they would be suspended in flight.
I had picked a vintage silver twine. But they wanted the variegated Hiawatha Metallic Corde, circa 1950, which still had the original price tag on it -- 69 cents at Edwards, once a fixture in downtown Syracuse. I think I was the first one to use it.
And you know what? They were right. The colors suited them perfectly in the same shades of yellow, blue, pink and green. And who can resist something that is described like this on the label?
A metal covered glittering thread especially designed for crocheting smart evening bags and accessories.
And I'm happy to add it's also the perfect for flying up, up and away on the foyer light fixture.
And now you know: A quick FYI if you come across these German-made birds, which I happened to pick up at some sale somewhere. To replace the string, take the bird's head off. The body, which looks like an Easter egg, is hollow and there's a little notch cut for where a knotted loop of string can be hooked.