Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Greetings

Hi Friends,

I have a bright and fun Easter card to share with you today.  I actually did my crafting up in NH at the cabin this time.  I went through the supplies I brought and couldn't find my Papertrey white paper and I had to improvise.  As any of you copic marker crafters know, you really can't color a stamped image if you don't have the right paper. I had SU whisper white but the sheen and texture of that paper is not at all suitable to copic markers so instead of coloring my eggs, I stamped my eggs on patterned paper and cut them out.  This alternate method had excellent results.  Of course as soon as I finished the card, I found the PTI paper!  I guess this card was meant to be.

And speaking of Easter and the cabin, we are celebrating Easter up there this weekend.  Sarah did a nice job creating a spring mantel for the fireplace.  Bob scrubbed the stones on the fireplace - they were black from years of soot.

I spent last weekend working on kitchen curtains.  I went through 3 full bobbins of thread and they are not done yet, but they are coming along.  Slowly but surely, the cabin is getting homey.  Want to see?  Of course you do.  Here is the spring mantle.  Even though it's a stone fireplace, adding spring elements does make it less winter like and more spring like.




I spent last weekend working on kitchen curtains.  I went through 3 full bobbins of thread and they are not done yet, but they are coming along.  Slowly but surely, the cabin is getting homey.  
Want to see?  Of course you do.








Above is the 'mock-up' of the curtains.  I haven't hemmed them yet, but wanted to see them on the window so I hung them up, almost done.  I love, love, love the bright red against the white kitchen.  It looks beautiful with the snow in the back meadow.  It will look beautiful also with green when spring arrives.  I hope to plant daffodils in that back meadow for naturalizing.  Red, yellow and green - won't that be gorgeous?

We have plans to go to the dump Saturday - every exciting.  We also plan to go the Buffalo farm at Yankee Farmers Market.  This place is right in town is a farm that sells all kinds of local meat.  Sarah and Ivan have been there, but I have not.  I hope to get bacon for our spinach salad and either ham or pork for our Easter meal.  It's kind of cool to be able to get local meat right in town!



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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sarah Kate

As spring approaches, I get nostalgic about my darling Sarah.  She's an April baby and I thought I'd share the card I made for her and some darling photo's of her as a baby as her birthday approaches.


My card is a copy of a beautiful card made by Maile Belles.  Maile's card below has a heart frame with many blossoms in various colors in the middle.

My card goes with a circular frame and similar (but different) blooms.


Check out the link to Maile's blog for details on how she created this beauty.

http://mailebelles.blogspot.in/2015/03/mini-blooms-revisited.html

So, back to baby Sarah.  She was a darling baby - 2 weeks late, but well worth the wait.  She had a bright red mark on her forehead and very little hair.  How funny that the hospital taped a bow to her head for her hospital photo!  She loved to be wrapped up tight in the blankets and when she wasn't wrapped up, we had her in those sweet little nightgowns that have tie bottoms.  She was a colicky baby so Bob and I spent most nights those first months holding her (football style) in our arms and pacing the nursery all night long.  We were exhausted, but loved her to pieces.














And look at her now!   Still adorable, but in a much different way!


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