I Think.....

Mother Nature missed the memo....

the one that said, 'It's Spring!'

My pretty pink tulips are watching
out the livingroom window......and
as the snow continues to fall......
they are happy to be living in a pot!


Spring Reminder

I love Spring!

I love the reminder that comes with it,
that life goes on.....

there will be dark days....

there will be days filled with sorrow.....

and regret.....

there will be days when dreams seem far away.....

and nothing seems to go right....

but, like the blossom that works
to push its way through the soil....

we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off,
and bloom.... right where we're planted.

I love Spring!


May Day Tussie Mussie Swap

Another sweet surprise from the mailman.

This tussie mussie came from Jennifer.

All prettied up with vintage lace, and
pearly beads, bows, and feathers...
and a sweet little egg.

And lots of other goodies too.

There's a beautiful vintage hat pin....

a pretty key ring....

a lovely glass egg....

this sweet and sassy card that Jennifer made...

there's also a package of pretty tissues
with my initial...and the yummiest smelling
lavender packet that has my studio
smelling absolutely dreamy!

I love everything Jennifer! Thank you!


A Scare....and Pretty Mail

I had a bit of a scare this week
with my sister. She was in the ICU
for a few days, so I was away
from home. Everything is okay
now, and she's back home.

 I'm trying to get caught
up on e-mails, blog reading, etc.
I appreciate all of your sweet
comments this week, and I'm
trying to get around to see everyone.

While I was away, the mailman
brought some pretty packages.

This beautiful birdhouse came from
Melanie for the Marie's Secret
Garden Birdhouse swap.

I love the sweet details she has
added to this pretty piece.

April made this beautiful faux Easter cake
for Cassandra's Spring swap.

I love the sweet, whimsical bunny.

And the cake was filled with sweet goodies.

Then, this gorgeous cuff arrived. Terri
made this for me as a thank you
for a cuff that I made for her.

How sweet was that?

Look at that beautiful applique.

And, if all that wasn't enough, Carmelina
sent me this sweet little handmade doily,
as a thank you for the cuff I made her.

It is the prettiest shade of green, and
I'm going to find just the perfect
project to use this little treasure on.

Thank you Melanie, April, Terri, and Carmelina!

I love your beautiful gifts and will treasure each one.

I feel so blessed to have met, and continue
to meet, so many talented, and generous
people in blogland. You are sweet friends!


It's Monday

Elegant Shoe swap

I received my shoes from the MA
shoe swap, and they are beautiful.

They are from Terri....


and Rella.

Thank you so much ladies,
I love them!

'Let Them Eat Cake' paper shoe swap

I made this shoe with a cupcake
theme for another MA swap.

39 Squares Project

Squares 13, 14, 15, 16

Squares 17, 18, 19, 20

Squares 21, 22, 23

I'm just having too much fun with
this project. Can't wait to do another one.

A New Project

I'm having so much fun with the sampler
above, that I decided to try a freestyle
sampler on this sweet little vintage slip.

I'm going to call it a night
now, and go to bed.  LOL


Tiny Things

I've been working on tiny matchboxes
for a swap with the Artful Paperdoll group.

I think I'm getting hooked on tiny things.

Before I send them out, I'll
fill them with tiny treasures.

And, I'm working to 'catch up'
on my 39 Squares project.

Had a few tense moments
this afternoon, leading to
a flair up of my potty mouth.

All is well now. lol

Square #8

And squares #9, 10, 11 and 12.