I just love cardinals. They remind me of my mom. She was a bird watcher and loved the red cardinal. I saw the cutest pattern over at http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/. I just had to buy it (along with a couple of other cuties too.) It was easy to make and SO cute. I picked me up some artificial pine, glued a few small pine cones to it, stuck it in a recycled yoohoo bottle with a sprig of battery operated stick lights ... and made myself an instant decoration for my mantle in the dining room!