Last week my friend Norma surprised me with this little Easter postcard:
Then, this week I plucked this from my mailbox:
Sweet Nataly has sent me a RAK gift of her gorgeous counting pins. Doesn't the little booklet make the most wonderful presentation for her pins? I don't own any counting pins and know these will be used often and with a smile. :o)
I had big plans for my garden on Saturday but with the rain it was a total washout. Luckily I managed to get all the weeding done Friday evening before the rain began. The plan was to haul a couple of loads of topsoil in and prepare them for planting. I am hoping I can get this accomplished this weekend.
Check out the rogue rosemary bush on the right side of my herb garden. I guess I need to start using some fresh rosemary in my cooking. The upper left plant is oregano, lower left lavender, and the tiny spot of green front and center is a volunteer Italian parsley plant that must have reseeded itself from last year. I will be planting some basil and cilantro in here soon.
While perusing patterns and trying to decide what to do with my new oil can stash, I decided this will most likely be stitched soon to adorn the copper one I found. I just love Brenda's designs and don't you know this little bird just tickled my fancy.
Since I haven't had the time or inclination to do any stitching for Easter, I decided to whip up a quick sewing project to display.
Doesn't Mr. Bunny look cute atop the oil can Miss Becky sent to me? You can't really tell from the picture but I coffee dyed the fabric to "age" it a bit. His little tail is made from some of Nancy's Victorian Motto chenille and his collar is also some of Nancy's ric rac trim. Rather plain and simple but I just think he's adorable. :o)
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend,
are having a great start to your week,
and will celebrate a blessed Easter!