Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Bird's Nest

I’m still here. I’ve been enjoying the change of season. Winters are pretty tough up here, My few perennials seem to have survived and are peeking up from the ground.
I may even purchase flower baskets for the porch this coming weekend.

I made Mother’s day gifts for my Mother and Mother-in-law this year. I stenciled each a Garden sign. I guess I’m the last person in the world to learn how to do this, but I just love my first attempt. I quilted each a make up bag from the Moda’s free line of patterns. Then I got my Mom the new Debbie Macomber she loves and My MIL the movie the Women. I totally recommend the movie – it kind of restores your faith in female friendships.

I was cutting back some shrubbery last night when I looked on the porch. Here’s a photo of the wreath I received for my Birthday. Well, look at it now. People pay good money to have a bird’s nest planted there and nature took care if it for me for free. Don peeked in for a photo opt and looks like we are going to have three babies.

I had been seeing a couple of Robins around acting like they owned the yard, but I didn’t see any nests in the trees close by— Now I know why.

Work is the best it has been in a while--- I guess it’s all in attitude…..

Gratitudes—
My daughter home for the summer
My son plowing through finals—one every day this week
My faith – holding onto it tightly

29 comments:

KC Quilter said...

So good to see your blog post this morning! And how precious is the robins' nest! It will be so fun to watch the babies develop. Have a great Mothers Day!

Belvie said...

That bird's nest looks as if it were placed there by a professional decorator!

Linda said...

I've never learnt how to stencil Mel, so I'm in the group behind you.... Love the photo of the birds nest, how neat is that to have it on your front porch where you can watch the development of the babies.

Diane said...

That pretty wreath is even more beautiful with the nest in it.
I'm also holding onto my faith and my hope in Jesus.
I enjoy your blog and send best wishes and greetings from Alabama.

rockriverstitches said...

Oh my gosh!! What a perfect place to build a nest! You have to take some pics when the robins hatch.

Tammy

Stina said...

Oh... so lovely... a birds nest just on the porch.. love it..and I have never ever seen so blue eggs... :o)
Glad to hear that someone else than me enjoys our warmer and wonderful days!! Hurray to spring!!! :o)
Lovely gifts for the Mothers in your life!! Love the sign you made... gorgeous!!! :o)

Libby said...

I was so glad you see your post this morning . . . . I've been missing you so.
What a fun thing to have that little nest built in your wreath. Imagine the joys of watching that little family over the next few months. It does make me smile.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful surprise to find! The nest couldn't be placed any more perfectly.

Sue said...

Glad to see you back on here. I think the goodies you made your mothers are oh so nice!
I love the bird's nest too! We have a robin's nest in a wreath up on my front porch too. It's so exciting to see spring all around isn't it?
Glad your job is going well:)
Blessings to you!

Fiona said...

Great to read a post from you. The robin's nest is beautiful - that wreath is certainly the gift that keeps on giving!

Melzie said...

aww :) what a neat nest it will be fun to watch them grow! your gifts are great I am waiting for the library to get the new Blossom street book!
xoxo melzie

debby said...

I discovered those makeup bag patterns a few months ago. They are so easy to make!

3 eggs? What a special treat!

Carolyn said...

I love it all, the stenciled signs, the makeup bags, and especially the nest in the wreath. What a blessing it is! I didn't know that Debbie Macomber had a new book out, I'll have to see if my library has it yet. Haven't seen the movie, thanks for the recommendation. Happy Mother's Day!

Pat said...

So glad that you are back Mel. You were missed. Both moms are going to be very happy lovely gifts. Did you make your own stencil? Those robins were smart to build a nest on your porch. I hope that you keep us posted on their progress.

McIrish Annie said...

we put up 6 birdhouses and nada! and there you have 3 little eggs!LOL. You can't tell birdies where to nest.

glad things are better for you. we miss you out here. with spring here and summer around the corner, things will look brighter.

Karen said...

Very nice Mother's Day gifts for your mom and mil. I never realized that robin's eggs were that blue. I had a hummer make a nest in one of my trees one year. It looked like a tiny little pouch and had three of the littlest eggs I'd ever seen in it.

Karen said...

What a delight to have eggs in the nest. Love the wreath. Looks good where you have it displayed.
I hadn't thought making my own wood signs. Where did you find the stencil?

anne bebbington said...

That nest is just the dearest thing - restores your faith in the promise of Spring - it brought a real smile to my face this morning :o)

Journeying said...

Welcome back! I've MISSED you!!
Love the sign and bags. You're such a good gift-giver. I'm jealous of the nest - this is the first year in I can't remember how long that I don't have even one nest on the porch in a flower pot or whatever. I'm still hoping for the second round of eggs and babies, though.
Sounds like you're lined up for a good summer. Hurrah!

The Retired One said...

Nice idea for mom's presents..and your photos were wonderful. Look at the blue on those eggs!!!!

Angie said...

How awesome to have a bird build their nest in your wreath!! It is just beautiful! And your M and MIL are going to be so thrilled with those bags and garden signs. I haven't tried the signs, but I do love them. I may have to give it a try one of these days. :) I'm so glad things are better for you at work right now.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh that is amazing. I hope you keep us posted on the nest and all that happens there :)
I love your stenciled signs and the makeup bags- lovely gifts.

Carol said...

What a wonderful treat...a robin's nest in your wreath. Have a great Mother's Day...love your bags.

Chookyblue...... said...

love these little moda bags.......I have made one up and really enjoyed it.........
oh and love the birds nest........great colour eggs........

hetty said...

Oh, my goodness! How cute!

limpingalong said...

Perhaps the next to the last because I haven't made one yet!

MARCIE said...

That must be some kind of divine providence to have a beautiful nest like that appear in your wreath! I would feel so blessed! I am happy for you!

Amanda said...

That's so sweet! It looks like you might have a two story birds nest, too!

I love the garden signs. You do beautiful work.

deb said...

that nest is the sweetest thing in the world!!!!!!