A taste of Spring!

We have had such nice weather the past few days, in the 70s. Today is still warm, but overcast and drizzley. So, nice weather means no work! Yeah! At least no indoor work. Saturday, my Dad put up my birdhouse in the front yard - see photo to the left here. It's a big one, on a ten foot pole, hopefully some little birds will move in soon.

I spent some time raking a ton of leaves out of the garden area out back and a little out front. I paid for it later in the day when my back and leg hurt. It was just too nice to set inside at a computer. Although Spring is really still a few weeks away, I couldn't help dragging out all of my little Fairies and garden things and setting them out around the yard. I also bought a shephards hook to hang one of my birdfeeders. I thought the squirrels wouldn't be able to get up the pole, but I was wrong. By the end of the day there was a squirrel hanging upside down on the side of the house eating up the sunflower seeds, with another squirrel on the ground eating up whatever he dropped. Here is that cute little cottage feeder, I bought it online at Christmas.

Some other things out in the yard - a cute bulldog welcome - and the bulldog garden stake was a gift from one of my vintage friends when our old gal Ms. Fatty died. He's not stuck on the ground though, he has a special place on the railing right next to our door.

I bought this cute windchime from Collection Etc. It's made of floral granitewear (of course they were all facing the opposite way when I took the photo) It has silverware hanging from it too, and it's pretty big.

And one more bulldog in the yard (actually there are a few more) but this is a new one, a weathervane. I didn't want it on the roof, because I wouldn't be able to look out the window and see it. So we drilled a hole in the railing of the back porch and put it out there (even though the house will block some of the wind) I'm not really interested in which way the wind is blowing, I just like the bulldog!

Project Runway - Wow, Chloe won! I was surprised at that. Each collection had some nice pieces, but I generally don't like runway clothing anyway, so I guess that I'm not a very good judge. I think they chose Chloe because she has more design experience with her own shop and she'll probably be easier to work with. She seemed like a fun girl and she is talented, so I'm glad that she ended up winning.

Altered Vintage Theme Book - well, we were off to a bumpy start on this project because 2 books were late/missing. But now I think everyone is back on schedule. We mail out our current books on the 15th, so I'll have a new one to work on by the end of the week. Here are the 2 pages that were done in my book (1920-40s Lingerie & Summer Wear)

Turkey update - we broke the count record this week, we had 24 out in the yard one day. A few of the boys face off and strut, which is really cool to see them with their feathers all spread out. Must be because Spring is coming, they're showing off for the girls. The girls eat, and then one day they all layed down in the leaves to rest for awhile. A few took dirt baths, throwing dirt all over themselves. One day the crowd came late and the sun was setting. Instead of walking off into the woods, they all flew up into the trees in our backyard and roosted there for the night! Very cool, have you ever seen a turkey fly? It seems impossible, and I don't know how they manage to hang onto the tree branches all night. But they were still there at sunrise the next morning.

Bye for now, Carol


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