Thursday, May 17, 2007

Magical May

May has got to be my favorite month of the year. Well, at least one of my favorites. Here are just a few reasons--
mine and my brother's birthday month,
peonies in bloom,
Memorial Day-the offical start of Summer
and Mother's Day.
Which by the way, was so fun this year. Had lunch with my mom along with my brother and sister and then my sister and I went to see Georgia Rule with my mom. Such a nice day. My handmade goodies seemed to go over well with their recipients for Mother's Day, too so I was pleased.

The photos are two projects from my Heidi Swapp AYTR class that I made for my mom and sister. The first is actually a magnet board turned perpetual scrapbook page and the second is an affirmation jar inspired by the SHE book by Kobi Yomada. I also assembled Paper Bella kit #13, Her Stashaway for my mother-in-law, but forgot to take a photo before sending it to her. It was so fun making all three of these gifts. I would really like to try and make alot of Christmas gifts this year. It is always so satisfying.

Anywhoo, not much else to report. The weather here has been simply idyllic the last couple of days so I took full advantage of it and finally got all my plants into pots. I hope to finish grooming the front flower beds this weekend. To date, it's the only landscaping or gardening we've done since moving in 5+ years ago. I dream of adding an island or burm across the backyard to attract the bluebirds and a raised bed along the northside of the house, but so far tis but a dream. So I try to make the most of my stuff out front during the spring and summer months. If I had the time and energy I would have plants and flowers everywhere!

Okay, I'm off to watch Grey's-season finale, you know. OMG! The most brilliant Cardinal just landed on the deck-just beautiful! If I move to take a photo he'll surely fly away. The light is beautiful on him too, since the sun is setting. Love it! I'm sure you've heard by now, I have a thing for birdies! :)

EDITED: Um, rather embarassing, but I forgot another reason I love the month of May. Mine and my husband's wedding annniversary. What a dope!


Tammy said...

Lots of creative magic going on over there! I'm jealous! Pretty stuff. The end of this magical month is a big anniversary for you too :) Boy, May is packed full of happiness for you! Enjoy every day!!

Rebecca said...

Hello dear, thanks for stopping by my blog. And we are definitely kindred spirits on Michael Buble and cherry limeades--two of my happiest little things in life. Hope it's a great day for you. Love your blog. Blessings, Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Loved spending Mother's Day with you. Loved the movie. Thank you so much daughter of mine!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Patster, love my She bottle I look forward to each day that I can pull a phase to help me start the day!!!! Love you...