Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Feathering the outside of my nest!

This is the time of year when it is soooo very hard for me to work on projects in the home. When the weather is nice, which it has been, you can find me outside digging in the dirt. (It also helps keep me from obsessing about when sweet baby will be here!) Lately I've been digging a lot of things...out. This past winter took a toll on a lot of my tender perennials. Boohoo. The good news is, the palm trees don't seem to have suffered anything much past a little wind damage. Yay!

Sorry, no pictures of anything I've been doing outside. I really didn't think you'd like to see a picture of the big pile of dead plants and clippings I've amassed in the driveway. Better picture days are ahead when I head out to the local nurseries for replacement plants.
Here are a couple of sweet pictures though!! Look at this beautiful quilt!! It was made by my friend and fellow Bear Artist, Shantell Whitney, Apple Dumpling Diaries. She made it for sweet baby when she is here at my home. Now keep in mind, Shantell has never been in my home. Look at how perfectly perfect it goes IN my home! I put one of my needlepoint pillows next to it to show just how perfectly perfect it is!!

And here is another sweet gift from my friend, Lynn. It's the cutest little bib! Speaks volumes, doesn't it? Ha! So thoughtful and so unexpected to get these surprises in the mail. I am truly blessed with such wonderful friends. Thank you Shantell and Lynn. Your thoughtfulness has touched this chickiedoodle's heart. :o)

A little reminder for those of you in the area and familiar with Monticello Antiques....the Home & Garden Show featuring 14 guest exhibitors starts on Friday in the Atrium. There is also a Storewide Sale April 24-26th!! Now who doesn't love a SALE?!!

Maybe if tomorrow's weather is lousy I'll sneak over and get a couple sneak peek photos! Now don't everyone wish for rain. ;o) Warmest Pink Wednesday bear hugs, Aleta


Naija said...

i thought it was the rosepillow that was the ouilt too :0

Adrienne said...

Hi, Aleta -
I'm trying to work outside and deal with the results of our winter weather, too. Love you sweet baby gifts. The quilt is perfect! Not sure if I can get to Monticello this weekend but think I'd better go soon! Thanks for the heads up!

Nancy said...

Hi Aleta...Oh, how lovely. Such nice gifts for "your" baby!
Love your nest and pillow too!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Shantell said...

Awwww...I'm so happy you like the quilt. It tickles me all shades of pink. I can't wait to see that sweet baby all snuggled up with it. Max has given it up as his hasn't he? :o)

Huggies, (oops...those are diapers aren't they? (giggle)

Sarah said...

Clever Shantell! Someone's been keeping an eye on baby's colour scheme ;)

Hugs, Sarah x