Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Has Sprung!

Our weather has been mild and pleasant, even though we are getting our April showers!
I think it's time for the Spring Tree!  I got all of Easter put away and got out my cute Spring goodies!


It's such a light and happy tree to look at!

 

I love all of these!  The violets at the bottom were stitched by my cousin years ago, and I made it into a cute little ornament.
I made the sweet cows for my late mother-in-law in 1990--I had blogged about it here. The cute black and white sheep are from a dishwasher magnet from years ago.  The queen bee was a freebie from The Primitive Hare and is found here.  The peacock is a freebie from Jenny Rasmussen.  



Arent' they cute?  This fun colorful flower ornament was a freebie by Lilybet Designs, and I can't locate it anywhere online.  I think it was from 2010--Tulip's A Buzz. I used lively colored fabrics for this one, and a little ladybug button that I had!
The flower basket is from Prairie Schooler's Spring Miniatures.  The coneflowers were stitched by my cousin years ago.  They were in a small gold frame.  She gave them to me and I fashioned an ornament from them!  I used African fabric and a sweet little bee button!

 

I love the tiny garden gloves like the purple one at the top of the photo!  Too, too cute!  I'm actually going back this week to get the little watering cans I saw earlier...why didn't I just go ahead and get them when I was in the store??  HA  Oh well, maybe I'll find more that I just have to have!
The sheep on the left is the only thing I kept out from the Easter Tree.  It was the freebie from found here.  The little flower with bee button is from Prairie Schooler's Spring Miniatures.  I added buttons and even some African fabric at the bottom.  
My precious bee was a giveaway gift from sweet Jacquie.  I love it so much and it always makes me smile.  She's been really sick and in the hospital.  Many are praying for her swift recovery.  The red poppies were also stitched by my cousin and given to me to make into an ornament.

My house is in total disarray--I had the carpets cleaned today.  We only have carpet in the bedrooms now, but they're all bright and clean now.  I'll put the stuff back tomorrow!  You don't realize what sits on your floors until you move it.  (not really that much but it looks like tons stacked in another room!!)

I reserved my cap and gown for graduation on May 1st!!  I ordered a few little announcements for my family.  I cannot describe how ready I am for graduation!  It's almost here!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Frances



18 comments:

butterfly said...

What a lovely spring tree, have a good week.

Vickie said...

So sweet and pretty!
Very exciting that graduation is almost here!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your tree is beautiful and all the sweet memories that it brings is wonderful! Congrats on your soon to be graduation!

Ariadne said...

What a beautiful Spring tree! I love the poppies and the peacock!AriadnefromGreece!

Beth said...

Very cheerful Frances. I especially like the violets in the 2nd photo, bottom left.

Karen said...

Your Spring tree is as pretty and fun to look at as all your other trees!

Angela Tucker said...

You have the prettiest tree. I think the poppies and the peacock patterns are calling to me! LOL Beautiful finishes.

Claudette497 said...

Congratulations on your impending graduation! Your tree is just wonderful, thanks for all the links!

Carol said...

How excited you must be for your May 1st graduation, Frances! I'm sure you can hardly wait :)

Loved seeing your spring tree--the watering cans will add such a nice touch!

Andrea said...

A beautiful Spring tree. I bet you are really excited about your graduation, I'll be thinking of you on May 1st.

Justine said...

Not long now until graduation! Congratulations. There are some beautiful things on your spring tree.

Brigitte said...

So much fun to look at your spring tree and to see all the lovely spring ornaments hanging there.

KimM said...

Love your Spring tree - and CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATE!!!
xxx

Pamela said...

What did you study? Beautiful tree as always. Love the peacock!

Kaisievic said...

I love all of your sweet spring ornaments, Frances. Congrats on your graduation - what is your degree in?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your spring tree is just lovely and so full of wonderful ornaments!

Sheryl S. said...

How exciting about your graduation, I hope you will post photos. Love your spring tree.

Irene said...

che bello, un albero di primavera!