Thursday, March 27, 2008

Signs Of Spring & My New Birds Nests

I’m beginning to see signs of spring. Crocus,hyacinth and daffodils are in bloom in the east, robins have been showing up here and there. Lilacs, roses and wisteria are getting ready to burst open! Frogs have been chirping. The sun is shining today, and we have been getting warmer weather. Hopefully spring is here to stay. If we don’t get a late frost I will post some beautiful wisteria pictures for you, my tree is covered in buds! Below is a pic of some of my daffodils, the cute little chick reminded me of my grandsons new little flock of chickies!
Some daffodils blooming in my yard.
Some Easter treats for my family.
The first sign of spring was my first crocus in bloom.
I have been doing some needlework and crafting. Below are some very sweet bird nests that I have made. A friend once told me that if you put your thread clippings outside in the spring the birds will pick them up and make their nests from them. If you look hard you will see nests with yours threads in them. When I made these nests I imagined how pretty a nest would be using snippets of my supplies. This is the result of my imagination. A sweet lady told me that my hanging nest would be pretty hung from a crystal chandelier. I thought that sounded like a wonderful idea! Chandeliers are on my list of things I want to add to my home!
Next is a pic of my hanging birdnest. It would be beautiful hanging from a chandelier or along side of a pretty window curtain.
This is how it looks hanging.

Even a pretty bow on top. My nests are listed on my Etsy Seller Site.

Thank you for stopping by, I have alot planned for future blogs so please stop back!

19 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, Shirl, you did such a nice job of showing me a little taste of spring! I'm so looking forward to more of your pix. Keep them coming. Great post, honey!!
Smoochies,
Connie

Miss Rhea said...

Pretty Flowers !! I just love bulbs. :) Your nests are so pretty Shirl !!!

Katie said...

I'm glad to spring is popping up for you too! Your items are so lovely!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, all I could do was sigh when i looked at these beautiful pictures!! Gorgeous eye candy!!!!

Love ya,
Amy

Bertie said...

You are sooooo far ahead of us in Springtime goodies. My crocus have not even shown a bud yet and the daffodils leaves are only out of the ground about 2 inches. AND we have 3" of snow on the ground right now. Michigan has really had a long winter this year.

Love your photos, Shirl!! It brings such joy to see Spring somewhere! I really like those bird's nests, too. I'll bet you wouldn't dare hang them outside or they would be used!! So cute.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

This has to be my Xmas swap friend, Shirley, right? Thanks for letting me know about your new blog, it is so pretty here!

Welcome to blogworld, it is a fun place to be!

Maryjane said...

Your blog is so very pretty! I have enjoyed looking at it and will come back! I have added you to my favorites! Maryjane Lee

vickie said...

Love this blog, Shirl. The flowers are so beautiful. I love the view from your front porch! Beautiful cards on your Etsy.

Kari & Kijsa said...

your flowers look wonderful and love your nest!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Just look at those flowers! Your hanging nest is darling. Everything is so pretty!

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, Lovely display for spring. I love this post and the inspiration it brings. Your Easter table is so inviting and your hanging nest is adorable. Can't wait to see your wysteria!
hugs,
Celestina
La Rea Rose

Stephanie said...

Just gotta GOTTA have that pink ribboned bird's nest!!!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Shirl...I just realized that you were blogging and have added you to my blog as well. Just love your dafs and crocus...it will probably be a while before anything starts bloomin here in Michigan.
Glad to see ya blogging!
Hugs...Lorena

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Just discovered your blog. Love your nest and all of your pretty things.

Maryjane said...

Hello Shirl! Thanks Bunches for coming by to say hello! I love that you do! Seems like I have visitors but they don't leave their calling cards! heehee! I do LOVE your blog and YES you get busy here because you have a lot to offer to us gals...me! I love your sweet touches! Have yourself a lovely day! Talk soon! Hugs, Maryjane

Maryjane said...

Oh My Goodness Shirl, you are a True Blue farmgirl! Wow! That is wonderful! You live in a beautiful part of the country! How peaceful that must be! Are you a member of MaryJane's Farm? If not, check out this great site!!!

MaryJanesFarm.com

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mickey said...

Oh I love your blog, so many pretty pics. I'll be back to check it often.
Your nest are so cute!
Love Mickey

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for adding me to your list! Glad you came by, you live in a place I have always wanted to visit. Your photos are beautiful. Watch out for that Connie...her hubby likes fruitcake.lol. Please visit again. Laurie

Beverly said...

Beautiful pictures, lovely blog...I just love spring!!