Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Fever

It feels like so long since I've been away from my blog. But I am coming back to you refreshed and with a touch of Spring fever. Although the weather in my neck of the woods has ranged from everything from rain, snow, sleet, and sideways hail these past couple of weeks that little green bud that is the beginning of Spring fever is beginning to grow.

This all started last week when, much to my delight, I found a dozen Crocus' growing around my recycling bin. To be honest, I wasn't sure at the time what they were but a quick call over to my greener-than-green-thumb mother revealed that those little white blooms were the beginning of a lovely springtime garden.

Feeling optimistic, I started the Spring cleaning as well. (Not all because of the Crocus', mind you, I did have a home appraisal to ready myself for.) The loft which will serve as my office and studio is 90% done and painted in the most appropriate shade of springy green. To see images of my house, jump on over to my flickr set. And, while I was cleaning I came up with the most eco-friendly way I could think of for that little pest problem near our windows with no screens. I hopped on over to My Carnivore and bought myself two lovely pitcher plants that are happily eating all the bugs as I type. Good plant.

So, to continue with the cheerful Spring attitude, regardless of the winter storm warning heading our way, I will busy myself today with some embroidery. I remember as a child clumsily stitching over the pencil lines my mother drew for me on scrap fabrics and I've picked it up again quite recently. Here is the latest in my coffee sleeves, proving how much I've enjoyed this re-learning process.

AND, if you're really in the springy mood, pop on over to the Eastern Washington Etsy Team's Blog on Friday, March 20th- the official first day of Spring- and vote in our first ever team challenge. Voting starts at 5 pm PST (8pm EST) and lasts exactly one week. If you do you'll be entered in a chance to win the item with the most votes.


  1. Randi, Your embroidery is fantastic! I'm headed right over to flickr to see your loft!

  2. I checked out your house photos - the house looks amazing. You guys have done a LOT of work! I love the light blue and dark brown combo of the bedroom. And that craft room? Just scrumptious. Love the little ribbon storage shelf. Oh, for such an organized space!

    And that embroidery up there? Fabulous.