I went to the bead store yesterday and bought some pink seed beads to add to my tatting. Then I tatted up Jeanne Lugert's 3-D Rose Pattern, and added beads to it. The ironic thing is that everyone who knows me knows that I personally do not care for the color pink. (Did I just hear a gasp of horror?) Seriously, I have always been kind of a tomboy and I have a deep seeded dislike for the "girly" colors. But I believe that we are never too old to change. Do I like pink now? It's in debate. But anyway, this new project I am working on is very special and I hope to finish it before an upcoming special event.
So we'll just have to wait and see what it becomes...
Anyway, on to the best part of the story....So I walk into the bead store (which is really crowded with people and commotion) and I hear this really loud "HELLO BABY" yelled out. In the middle of the shop was a large bird cage with a yellow-naped amazon parrot sitting on top. The minute it saw me it started going through it's repertoire of phrases and whistles. Apparently this bird was very happy to see me.
I do happen to be a "bird person" so of course I walk over to the cage to give it some attention. Cecil (the bird's name) came right down and climbed on my shoulder.
The shop owner said she has never seen anything like it. Apparently this bird does not normally take to people the way it took to me, and oddly enough it "knew" me the second I stepped foot in the shop. Everyone in the store stopped to watch and laugh as this bird was giving me some serious love'n. I even got a discount when I checked out because I made the bird's day. When I left the shop I hollered "Goodbye Cecil" and Cecil said "Goodbye".
Well, I have to say that the bird made my day. What a sweetheart. I have a new friend that I will have to go and visit often.