Have you read about this project? Artist Jillian Tamaki has designed 3 different covers for a new series called Penguin Threads. These are embroidered. Oh. my. goodness.
I haven’t shown it here but the other design is for Black Beauty. Obviously, the editions that we buy will not be embroidered (can you imagine how much they would cost?) but they will have some sort of sculptural. raised effect. To read more about these gorgeous designs, visit Jillian Tamaki’s site. They will be available in October. I’m buying all 3.
Mom was moving – trying to get those worms into hungry little babies. This morning I was wishing I had a video camera. I watched her give a worm to each baby. When one worm fell into the nest, she retrieved it and remembered exactly which baby hadn’t been fed. Then, and this is slightly weird, she or Dad (not sure which) fished something blob-like and white from the nest. It was rather large. Was it a baby that didn’t make it? I couldn’t tell because it happened so quickly and I was on the phone with Don giving him the play-by-play.
Or was it poop? Didn’t look like it, but what do I know?
I’ve got the best seat in the house.
Edited to add: The white blob is indeed poop. Baby robins produce fecal matter in a mucus-like sac that the mother or father immediately takes away from the nest. Amazing. The mucus wall is strong enough that the parent can hold it in its beak. Babies do this until they leave the nest, then they no longer have need of the fecal sac.