I agree about the wood talking to you. I have several pieces that have jumped out and screamed that they were meant to be made into birds. I have been thinking about trying your fret-carving type of projects I just need to find the time.
Homer & Carolwww.theartfactory.com
Also don't forget the Midwest Scroll Saw Trade Show in Richland Center, Wisc. August 3 & 4, 2012 www.midwesttradeshow.com