I purchased an Easter basket the other day when I was at JoAnn Fabrics. The wonderful blue color caught my eye. When I got home I noticed the liner was faded on one side from the sun. Oh, I can fix that, I said to myself.
After looking at many fabrics I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to cut into my much loved stash of Lecien, "Flower Sugar". I really had to talk myself into it. Then I had a fabric ephiphany.
I have saved this stack of fabric for over a year now and refused to cut into it until I had just the "right" project. So needless to say, it was buried with the rest of the fabric in my cabinet and I wasn't enjoying any of it. At the rate I am going with projects, it could be quite some time before I find just the "right" project to make with it. A few little pieces was all it took to make the liner. I still have plenty left. I urge you today to use your favortie fabrics, isn't that what they were purchased for in the first place? Blessings!
I took some time over the weekend to clean my three season porch. It's still a bit too cold to sit out there, but at least when I look out the slider I see the hope of spring.
Last night we had a winter storm warning for freezing rain and then I heard the loudest clap of thunder I have ever experienced (louder than when my house got struck by lightening when I was a child). The power flickered and the whole house shook. I was waiting for the sound of trees falling as our yard has many. But all was well!
I know that for me, I enjoy spring so much more when the winter has been long and harsh. It is so fitting that Easter arrives in all it's beauty on the heels of winter. Such a picture of the death and resurrection of our Lord.
I'm praying for some sunshine today. I've decided that if the sun doesn't show itself I'm going to the nearest florist and diving into the flowers. I need color!
Easter is just around the corner. I had been scolding myself for not making a spring quilt to hang. My Mom showed me this beautiful quilt she had just finished and then said casually, "do you want it?" Hmm...
Are you kidding me? Of course I want it!! The pattern is called, "Rabbits Prefer Chocolate" by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. My Mom did a great job of piecing and applique. The quilter really went to town on this one.
Such a treasure! I had it up on the wall in about thirty seconds. Didn't want to give her a chance to change her mind (insert smiley face).
The skies are so grey and dreary today. It's hard to believe at times that spring is coming. I'll have these little bunnies to remind me of the real ones I will be seeing soon. Blessings!
I wanted to share with you a few photos from the baby shower luncheon on Sunday. It went very well. We had 19 guests. Grandpa-to-be started the event by pinning a beautiful white orchid on his daughter and Mommy-to-be.
We decorated in yellow's and blue's with a splash of purple from the Iris. We were in the Grandparents 170 yr. old farm house and the decorations meshed seamlessly with the home.
We used miss-matched floral china of mine as well as the blue owl pitchers from my collection. Various table runners added color and texture to the white tablecloths.
The shower had a definite vintage-romantic quality about it. The fresh flowers really brought it all together.
The food was provided by my friend's restaurant. Not only does she and her husband live in this 170 yr. old home and host weddings and events on the property, but they own a cafe and bakery as well.
The flower pins were a big hit as a party favor and the three littlest guests received talking farm puzzles as their favor.
Little touches go along way when planning an event. Making the food a part of the decorations is not hard when you use pretty colors of frosting set on a chunky white tray.
Even though the weather was cold and grey outside, laughter, smiles and the cutest baby gifts ever kept the inside bright and cheery!
The older I get, the more I enjoy these types of events. It always takes you back to your own baby showers and the babies you once held in your arms that are now grown. It's so bittersweet.
With the overwhelming positive response of my handmade invitation, I may never use a store bought one again. Showers of blessings today!