Wednesday, April 15, 2009

taking a break

I'm going to be stepping away from this blog for a while. I haven't been very regular with it lately anyway and things have become ... well ... a little more complicated. I'll still be posting to my pic o' the day blog. It's by invitation only so if I know you and you're interested, let me know. I've made some good blogging friends and I do plan to come back (and likely will keep up on my blog reading too). Love to all. ~Marcia

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

egg planters

I saw this idea in my current issue of Better Homes and Gardens and fell in love:

Easter hasn't typically been a gift-giving holiday for me but I just couldn't resist these.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

we had some chickens...

Ok so does anyone else know that silly little song? We used to sing it in the car when I was a child. It goes something like this:

We had some chickens in our backyard
We had some chickens, no eggs would they lay
Until a rooster got into our yard 
And caught them chickens right off their guard
They're layin' eggs now!
Just like they used-ter
Ever since that rooster
Got into our yard...

On Monday I was putting out my mom's Easter decorations and came across these little birds. My paternal grandma made them a long time ago. I fondly remembered playing with them as a child. I loved the chickens! I took pictures thinking I could maybe recreate them at home, but to my delight my mom let me take this little reddish-pink thing with me. I've made 6 so far, but might not get a chance to photograph them. Tomorrow morning they will go to school (filled with tootsie rolls because I have a zillion of those left over from Birdie's birthday) for the girls' teachers and classroom helpers. After school they will be out on spring break for the next week.

(even if I don't manage to get pictures of the 6 I have right now, I will be making more for other little gifts and can snap a pic of some at some point.)

a little edit for Kim... I guess I forgot to mention that the chicken fits over a plastic Easter egg. I put the tootsie rolls in the eggs. Apparently Grandma (or Maim) also made hens that pooped jelly beans. I'm not sure how that worked, and frankly I'm a little afraid, but my cousin said she's mailing me one.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

praying for baby Stellan

Prayers for Stellan

a very sick little boy.

(the picture is a link to his mama's blog, click on it if you'd like to read about him. He has a very serious heart condition.)