Saturday, April 5, 2014


 Spring has sprung in full force! The azaleas are blooming!

 The little Tulip tree is still blooming it's little heart out.
 The Dogwood trees are in full bloom!
 The Wisteria is in bloom and smells so good!
This is just some of the wisteria around my home. We have it in the trees and both sides of our land.  I love the fragrance it puts out!
The sweet shrub is starting to smell good too. But you know what? It also means that the pollen is so thick around here... It blows across the road like snow! My car is yellow, my porch is yellow, I don't dare open the windows to enjoy these beautiful days.. Then everything in the house will be yellow....
It is kind of a bad thing.. I want to sit out on the porch and enjoy the beautiful days, but there is so much pollen. You think I can sit outside and enjoy this nice weather before it gets 102 degrees. Fat chance here in Alabama! You can't breathe! 

I have been winding floss onto clothes pins all week. While doing that I have been watching season 2 and 3 of The Tudors. I bought some basket and jars to store them in. I have also been checking off the DMC colors that I have and buying the ones I don't have.

 I got out the dough bowl and arranged my Spring thingies.
The Grands spent last Saturday night with us. We got out the Pom Pom Kits and put together these chicks and bunnies. Josh's pot is on the right.. The Boy does like to use glue. I whole little bottle of Tacky Glue was used on just his critters!  lol
Zoe's is on the left. She did a great job and let me put the glue on then she would stick them to the Pom Poms.
Mine is the middle one.. The one with the cock eyed bunny and the wide up mouth chick!  lol
We had a great time making these! I'm glad that both The Grands love to craft just like their Gigi.
I will close for tonight.. Just a quit stop in.
Hope everyone has a great pollen free weekend!



robinpichelmayerarts said...

Love the dough bowl with the smalls!! So pretty

robinpichelmayerarts said...

I love the dough bowl! and the stitching is so pretty

Robin said...

Yeah for the spring flowers! It means another couple of weeks and they will reach me in New Jersey. Love the floss on the clothes pins. Love the idea with the dough bowl. I have one and love it and just change it out with plastic fruit. I love your use of displaying your smalls. Two great things coming together! Too bad you need to keep the windows down but I understand. I just love opening the windows after the long winter of being shut up.

Robin in Virginia said...

What cute pom pom critters you made! I have never seen floss wound on clothespin before, very clever! Your dough bowl looks very nice!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Stitchinowl said...

The Pom Pom kit pots are so cute! It's so great that you can share crafting with your grandkids. I love your bowl of stitched smalls. What is the pattern name for the little rabbit(basket on his back) on the left in the bowl?

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers April. Your Spring basket is adorable. You and the grandkids did a super job on the the little baskets.


stitchersanon said...

Beautiful!!! Brings a smile to my face to see such beautiful flowers. can't wait for spring to get here properly!

cucki said...

Aww sweet bunnies..I love them all..
Enjoy the spring dear x

Chris said...

Woohoo for Spring! It would be so perfect without the pollen :)
All your spring thingies look lovely. The Poms are so sweet.
Have a great week!

Rachel S-H said...

Cute little bunnies!

Parsley said...

LOVE all the flower pics. I finally have some popping up but nothing so pretty.

Glad you are enjoying the kiddos, the spring, and Easter fun. P.S. I blogged a thank you to you. :-)

TinaTx said...

Thanks for sharing the spring photos - I miss my flower beds. I had a huge wisteria that I could see out my kitchen window. I wonder if anyone would notice if I planted one in the green space behind our house? I would have to climb the fence. . .
Love your little bowl of spring stitchy things.