Geesh! I am so fragmented these days. We have a wedding in 11 days and I
keep getting sidetracked! Does that happen to you? I'll go into a room
set on performing a certain task that needs to get done, and I'll get
totally sidetracked and lose an hour...or two...or five! It's 10am and I
haven't crossed anything off my list. I did, however, decide where to
plant these beauties...
Their new home will be a "birdbath" in our flower garden. I don't feel too obligated to fill this particular birdbath with water, because we have other birdbaths for birdie hygiene!
Here's one little birdie that is perfectly content to be surrounded by flowers...
Yesterday, while it was still early and few people were out, I went on a long walk near our home. I never get tired of this view. Our town is situated just east of Longs Peak (the snow-capped mountain in the distance). Winter, spring, summer and fall the view of this beautiful summit never disappoints...
Like many places in the U.S. we've had a cold winter. We're just beginning to see green grass and buds on trees. It'll be weeks before all the trees have blossomed and leafed out, but spring is in the air and with it a sense of renewal and optimism.
As I walked I could hear the trill and chirps of a variety of birds. They are busy feathering their nests and preparing for good things to come.
Like many families we've faced some hard challenges the last few years, but individually and as a family we have been blessed in many, many ways. It was easy to relax and count those blessings as I took in these beautiful scenes.
I've shared this idea about five times already on my blog, but here I go again! For the last few days I've searched for a new pillow that would add a touch of color to our recently reupholstered glider rocker. I couldn't find anything I had to have. I eventually found myself at Target looking in their pillow aisle. When I can't find a pillow that I like in the pillow aisle, I go to the linens. There I can often find a placemat that can easily be converted to a pillow, and this was no exception.
This placemat is from Target's Threshold line. It's the perfect placemat to convert to a pillow because it has a lining on the back. In other words, it is two pieces of fabric sewn together -- the front piece of the placemat and a back lining.
You'll need 15 minutes at the most to make this pillow. Use a seam ripper or sharp pair of scissors and open a hole in the
bottom seam of the placemat that is large enough to fit your hand
through -- about 5 inches. This particular placemat had topstitching and the seam, so I had to go through both of those stitches to create the opening.
Then, fill the placemat with Poly-Fil Fiber or another filling of choice. In my opinion, there's nothing like the feel of a down feather pillow!