On a much happier note: I made this little star ornament & am in the process of making many more to be attached to goodie plates which will be given out as our neighbor gifts this week. I'm in love with them! Love how they turned out in the American Crafts poinsettia paper. You can find the pattern for these stars here.
And because I never posted a full picture of the bird. Don't you think it's cool! I love it!