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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Daffies for EASTER❀

Yes, we have flowers for Easter! HURRAY!!
I was starting to wonder if they would ever come. Patience is a virtue, I must remind myself! The sun is out, the wind is blowing and there is a chill in the air, 40 degrees. I started off this morning to go for a walk/run and I was so cold I had to turn around. I'm a fair weather girl at heart. So I was extra excited to see these daffies on my way back to the house.

Let me show you these lovely signs of SpRiNg

Notice they are all very close to the house where they are sheltered from the elements-

                                                              Yellow and White Daffies

                      I have some leaves to rake up soon, but I would like it just a little warmer.

Last weekend my honey and I took a little ride and ended up in Woodstock, Vermont, a very picturesque town. We walked around the lovely streets and admired the homes and nature. The famous Woodstock Inn is there but we didn't go in, but I did get a photo.

                         Found this gorgeous stone driveway. I found it so amazing and ornate.

                     View from a bridge that we walked over. Doesn't the water look chilly!?!

                                                                     The Woodstock Inn
                                             I will get a better picture when the flowers are out.

                             Piles of pinecones were scattered about, and I did see the culprits
                                                             Mr. Squirrel and family

                                Another view of the frigid water looking down from the bridge

                Thru the side of the bridge looking at some of the backs of the homes on the water

                          I spied these sweet blue flowers....although not sure of their name. Anyone??

Yes, we brought Jack, he is always up for a walk. Even Jack didn't want to go in the water!

I have been busy make a very long Bunting for Abby who will be turning "6" in a week or so. They are having a party which we will go to so, I said I would make a Birthday bunting for the occasion. I made it so it could be used over and over and just appliquéd HAPPY BIRTHDAY and balloons and no names!
Here's a peek, There are 17 flags and stretches about 6+ feet.

The balloons are at the beginning and end and in between the two words.
I hope they like this bunting for the festive occasion and hopefully many more to come.
I cut out the letters and used the double sided fusible web. It really works so well. I thought I would have to sew them on also with a blanket stitch, but it turns out this really works out just fine.

Well, my friends, I wish you all a blessed Easter with family and friends! I hope everyone eats their share of chocolate bunnies and eggs, peeps, jelly beans and whatever else you enjoy! Thank you for your visit. I will miss you next week as I visit my mom again. I need to see her now every 6 weeks or it gets to be too long for her.
I will take pictures of Springtime in Pennsylvania, they are about 5 weeks ahead of us here in Vermont.

Bye for now, back soon, xoRobin❤


  1. I'm so glad your daffs are blooming for you! Ours have been out for a few weeks now.. poor things have been snowed on, sleeted, rained and blown by cold winds. Thanks for showing us your adventure! Happy Easter to you and your family! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. So glad the flowers bloomed for you Robin!!!
    I love your bunting, it's really bright and cheerful. :)
    Enjoy your time with your Mother and have a lovely Easter and don't forget to eat lots of chocolate!
    Vivienne x

  3. I'm so pleased you have daffies out in time for Easter Robin. They are just my favourite spring flowers. Your day out looked lovely and no doubt Jack enjoyed it too. Happy Easter and have a good trip back to your Mum's you are a most kind caring daughter. Take care,
    Jane x

  4. Lovely flowers blooming right outside your house. Love the walk you took with your husband, a very beautiful area. Also love the bunting, what a fantastic idea that can be used again and again. Have a great trip with your Mom, you are a wonderful daughter.
    Happy Easter,

  5. Hi Robin.You brought back wonderful memories for us about Woodstock.When we were on honeymoon 4 years ago in Vermont we went for a drive and came across Woodstock.We stopped and spent a couple of hours there, I remember a yard sale there and buying a gorgeous plate with cranberries on it and a cross stitch (still to complete). It is a lovely place.Thank you X

  6. Beautiful flowers, Robin! It seems so springly and feels that yesterday (just about) you had meters of snow! That gives me hope that we'll see the first flowers here soon too. At least it has stopped snowing!

    Have a great week and happy April!


  7. Loved seeing your spring flowers today, Robin. And a little bit of where you live too...always very interesting to me. The bunting looks so pretty! I hope you have a happy time with your mum, she is lucky to have such a kind and lovely daughter!
    Helen x

  8. What beautiful bunting!

    Hope you had a lovely Easter surrounded by beautiful daffodils!

    Fleur xx

  9. Pretty daffies!! Love your bunting. I have some in my sewing room!!

  10. Dear Robin,

    I hope you have had a wonderful Eastern.
    Enjoy your the time with your mom. Take care. Nicole xxx

  11. Happy belated Easter to you too. Your bunting is so cheerful, and the stitch work so neat!