Last week I visited my sister (who lives about an hour from here) and made her a pretty blue and lavender spring wreath.
Did I remember to take a picture of it? Of course not!!
But I did take a picture of her beloved cat, Emily Elizabeth (who once bit me, but we've made amends)!
I've also been thinking about having some changes made in our kitchen.
This is a b/w photo I'm working with. I'd love to have the cabinets painted a milky cream/white
and get some new countertops. That is a door to the porch on the left, but it is blocked off by a cabinet we purchased. The door is unnecessary since there is a sliding door to the porch in the next room. I'd love to have that cabinet painted white also. My husband and I have been contemplating this project for about 11 years, since we moved in, so I think it's time!
Snow still lingers, although the bulk of it has melted. Here is a photo from my porch, taken one pretty evening last week. Our forsythia bushes are lined up, neatly trimmed since last fall, waiting for some warmer weather to encourage them to bloom. I had thought about bringing in a few branches to force bloom, but never did. They will be a blaze of yellow before too long!
Unfortunately, I hurt my right arm and shoulder while shoveling snow last week, so I'm trying to take it easy until it gets back to normal. My husband returned from a two week business trip to Asia this past weekend, so I'm feeling like things are going well. It always leaves me feeling a bit adrift when he's gone. I'm still trying to organize, but it's slow-going at the moment. My blogging friend Paula in Buenos Aires calls organizing "a good energy shuffling" - I love that! She is doing a whole year of organizing her home and blogging about it, with helpful ideas for everyone.
I've been trying to catch up with blogs because I love knowing what's going on with everyone in my blogging world. If I haven't visited you recently, I will soon.
This is an Artist Trading Card I received in January from my friend Janice.
The words are printed on a transparent overlay and the last verse reads,
when there's snow
we get our sleds
and away we go.
I'm playing catch-up, since we had agreed to trade cards back in January, and I hadn't made any until now. There's something about this relatively tiny size that intimidates me! But last weekend I set out with scrapbook paper, scissors, xacto knife, glue and other supplies and spent the afternoon creating.
(Janice has a German Shepherd)
I'm promising myself that I'll keep on top of my monthly 'tiny art challenge' from now on!
Can you guess that my theme for 2013 is 'Windows'?