Spring is coming! (I think)

I know the calendar said that spring has already arrived. You can just never be too sure here in the Pacific Northwest since there isn’t a significant difference in the weather. But I’ve been seeing cherry blossoms as we drive around and the days aren’t quite as cold. It does give some hope that better days are ahead! Although we can still plan on it being soggy for another two months. Anyways, I thought I’d feature a little robin I made a couple of years ago for a spring-themed craft swap.

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The pattern came from here from someone in the UK who made it as a Christmas decoration. This part baffles me. In America, robins are harbingers of spring, but apparently in the UK, robins are a symbol of Christmas? Can anyone explain this to me? Because I would really like to understand the connection.

But anyways, to reinforce the idea that this was a spring robin and not a Christmas robin, I made a little nest with eggs. I made those up out of my own head.

Robin red-breast and her little blue eggs

She’s so cute and sweet, I think I might need to make another one to keep at home!

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7 thoughts on “Spring is coming! (I think)

  1. Yes you are right – we often have pictures of Robins on our christmas cards, usually with a snowy scene behind. I do not know why but maybe it has something to do with the fact that we are obssessed with the idea of a snowy Christmas (which almost never happens) and the red chest stands out and links in with the red of Christmas? Now you have got me thinking I might have to go and research it! I like your Robin whatever the time of year!

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