3/29/2008

I think Mother Nature is really in Bermuda and other things

Last week we actually had grass and NO SNOW. Spring sprung ten days ago with snow flurries and cold cold temps.........not nice. Then the snowfall melted every day for three days after it snowed all morning. Where the heck is Mother Nature? I honestly think she is bathing in Bermuda where it is very warm and relaxing. I picture her by the pool side or lounging on the beach with a drink in one hand. Young handsome men are waving large palm leaves above her to stimulate a nice cool breeze while even more handsome men feed her succulent fruit.
What about us in the upper half of the US??
Instead of lounging by the tropical ocean we are mired in fresh fallen snow!! It dumped 4-5" in our yard last night!!! Who cares if it is now melting? It is insulting to say the least.

I want to go out and rake pine needles and leaves off my rose bushes and clean out my flower beds!! I want to take a walk in the sunshine instead of huddling inside watching the wind carry debris down the street and swirling snow over the tulip leaves!! My sweet little crocuses are now buried under the snow. IT is actually supposed to snow the next three days and warm up to 50 plus by mid week.



poor tulip leaves and where did the crocus go??
I have done some swaps in the last few months so thought I had better acknowledge my partners and show what I have been making as well.
Vivian of vivoutonawhim held a "Beat the Winter Blues" Doll swap.
I sent this little garden angel to my partner Melissa. She knew I loved hearts so sent me this 'heartfelt' sweetie.! Thank you Melissa.
I also got some very pretty buttons from Melissa. I can't wait to use them.

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE SWAP sponsored by Kai was a lot of fun.
My partner was Courtney. She made this beautiful quiltet wall hanging for me. A lot of work went into thread embroidery, beading and ribbon embroidery. It is hanging here in my studio. Thank you once again Courtney!!!
I made this doll for Courtney.... SOL SALLY. I had fun making her and her little sun faces!!
She has a clay face and cloth body with different adornments.

Then there was the Sweet Little Nest Swap by Heather from the speckled egg.
My partner was Kai from the partyinkai'shead. She is so fun and energetic. I happened on this brand new bird cage in the local goodwill!!
It still had the original tags on it. There is a battery and a button on the bottom that you turn on. The bird is then voice activated to sing and tra la la as often as you want.
At the same good will I found these darling little resin garden fairies and branches of leaves and flowers. Of course the red and black (kai's fav colors) came from thrifting. Everything happened to be on the same two shelves!!!!
I painted a candle stand and glued the feather boa all around the base of the candle and the base of the bird cage. Then I attached the fairy and leaves and berries as well.

The blue and black and white bird turns as it sings. The fairy is offering him an extended hand holding a berry.
I can't even begin to list all the stuff Kai sent me. She sent me baskets inside more baskets. Each and every one so sweet!!!!

She sent me a big bright pink basket that held all the goodies. I got lots and lots of pink ribbons!!
a sweet lamb bowl--it is just so cute .

a small bird nest with a heart!! oh shucks!!
another small basket of goodies and nesting things. She also made me a beautiful book for journaling with a clay face on the front. I think I opned packages for a good half hour. THank you Kai!!! Your gifts were perfect and so generous!!!!

7 comments:

Paula said...

I hear ya, sister! We had an inch of snow here at the beach the other day ~ Very weird spring weather!
I love all your swap goodies, especially that sweet doll you made!
Keep warm!!

Alison Gibbs said...

I think world wide the weather is a little crazy
Alison

Dolly said...

Yep I think mother nature is confused.....
I am waiting and waiting for spring but all we get is snow!

Fun swap goodies!

Hugz,
Dolly

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Oh, hang in there Catie...the real springtime is coming. I can feel it in my ....enthusiasm. Nice swaps! Susan

The Rose Room said...

The snow looks so nice but I guess you become over it! Lovely swap goodies, you have been busy, must be the new studio inspiring you:) Rachael

bluemuf said...

Not to worry, spring will come sooner or later, I just wish it was sooner. *very big grin*

Love swap treasures, I really enjoyed seeing all of them.

Hugs Karen

Marie said...

Lots of lovely swap treasures to gaze at on your page today. Wonderful! The snow looks good too! I know you are probably sick of it, but we never got any where I am this past winter and I quite missed it!