It's that time of year when even my EGGS better be sunny!
Ask ANY Michigander and they will tell you that they are pretty much SICK of winter and need sun!
Thankfully the past couple of days (in between a big snowfall) we had some Sweet, glorious SUNshiney rays.
We spent a good part of Sunday outside, and even though it was around 35 degrees, the sun was out, and so were we. it was like crawling out of a cave into the light,
we definitely needed that.
We walked around Kensington Park, if you live local and haven't been there, you should check it out, It's HUGE!
They have an outdoor skating rink on the lake that is groomed and has music piped out on it so you can skate to some nice tunes. very old school, i like it!
The trails are groomed, so it's nice for walking the dog, or just going for a walk your self.
In fact the day was SO beautiful I couldn't bear to be away from the sun, so I made Ian pack up the kids and take me for a country drive so I could watch the sun set.
(i know that's not very enviromentally conscious to be driving around.....but it was very mentally needed!)
I love that not even 5 minutes from our house you can see large fields and barns......
sunny shadows were cast on silos and
the sky was so amazingly blue....
it just made your eyeballs feel good just looking at it!
it left us with a last little glow of cotton candy pink before it finally went down.
So the past couple of days I've tried to re-create that sunny feeling and surround myself with sweet springy fabrics, because I just NEED it.
I even bought myself a little patch of grass at the local market because I also NEED a little bit of green!
unfortunately even though I was surrounded by fabric-loveliness, I only managed to make 4 pillows!
I am definitely stumped creatively at the moment
(even though for the past 2 nights in a row I have woken up at 4 A.M. with my thoughts racing over projects! UGH!)
So here are my 4 little pillows.....
it's a start
the pretty Heather Bailey, and Amy Butler fabrics are just so yummy.
just working with them makes you feel all springy inside!
these pillows would look so nice on MY bed, but I am faithfully bringing them down to the shop today.
lumpy and all!
(my pillows aren't perfect that's for sure, they're handmade, so i guess that's part of the package, RIGHT?)
but collectively, I think they look O.K. together, So
please forgive them of their sins won't you?
i DID pay a lot of attention to detail in other areas!
now honestly, I can't remember life without the B.S.R. foot! (the bernina stitch regulator) it allows you to sew free-form. I am totally in LOVE with this product.
Mind you, I still need lots of practice, but I've gotten my toes wet, and I LOVE it!
Well, on that note, I should end this post, gotta get the kids dressed...and head to work.
I will be bringing the Birds back to the shop today for all of you locals who missed them.
Pierre and Tulip will be finally back to the shop to chirp and sing for your pleasure in their new deluxe cage.
I can tell even THEY missed being there and having people talk to them.
They definitely give the shop a springy feeling.
Enjoy your day all!