Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

March 29, 2009

Eye spy ... a discovery

I am playing along with Cindy's Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week Meagan of The Byron Life asked us to spy a discovery.

Mine is not so much a discovery, as a rediscovery.

It was buried at the bottom of a container of treasures in our box room. The lightest of bags, sandwiched between a tattered stamp album and a swathe of vintage swap cards. My childhood feather collection.

Each downy and contoured addition special in its own way. A glint of colour here or a pattern there. All genuine finds from the wild. Except, that is, for one that looks suspiciously like a stray from a feather duster.

Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and to Meagan for the fun theme. To see some more discoveries, head over here.


  1. Oooh this just made me grin !

    Boof has just started a feather collection & I am loving it too !

    So far we have a raven feather, 2 Magpie & 4 Cockatoo .... And some obviously fake crazy green thing he HAD to have to add in LOL !

  2. I love looking at feathers, so many colours to see and collect. When I had a feather collection they were all fake :p mom was afraid of me catching something from the feathers :/

  3. Those feathers are really beautiful. Nature is pretty amazing isn't it.

  4. How beautiful! I love your collection -- what a wonderful find!

  5. Oh, what a memory-jogger! I used to have a feather collection too - I loved the peacock feathers the best.

  6. Oh, what a great re-discover! What will you do with them now I wonder?

  7. Lovely! I had a chuckle at the feather duster comment!
    Thanks for the pre-washed info on pippijoes fabrics! Looks like I've had no excuse to keep that one stashed other than a fear of cutting!

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