Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Day of March 2010

My SIX cut pieces. Pictures on Friday of how I put them back together!

Spring has finally arrived in Verona. My daffodils are up about six inches and on some I can actually see a flower bud. I think in past years, when the kids where at home I was too busy to even notice Spring arriving. The time table was more on buying summer clothes, signing up somebody for soccer camp, getting forms filled out and mailed in for summer camps, etc.
Like retail stores, as a mother, I always seemed to be one season ahead.

Now, especially after such a looooooooooong winter I am so ready for Spring.
This week our temperatures are supposed to be up in the low 70s which is just wonderful.
I picked up a package of Sugar Snap peas at the garden center yesterday. I know I swore I wouldn't plant peas again after a rather abundant year, one time. It seemed I was picking peas forever. It lost it's, OH WE HAVE PEAS, excitement when they kept coming and coming.

Sugar snap I can deal with.

The pool guys are scheduled to come and open up the pool in two weeks. It will be so nice to see the beautiful blue water again. A little cold to actually get in it but that's ok. I enjoy looking at it as much as swimming in it.

It looks like the Kentucky Derby party is ON again, this year. I think this makes it the third or fourth year we have hosted it. I hope the weather cooperates and we can be outside, it's so much nicer. My biggest complaint is that it's still to early to plant my annuals so my containers are empty. I've always shied away from planting Pansy's early because they require too much work deadheading them. It suddenly dawned on me that I'm retired, I have the time so maybe I'll treat myself to some bright purple or yellow ones.

I have some work to do in the studio today. I need to finish my Full Worm Moon art doll for March, do some sewing together of my Down In The Rabbit Hole Challenge project and put a few more layers on another graffiti wall canvas.

I'm looking out the window as I type and realizing that I get excited and happy when I see the grass getting greener. I love it!! I never really liked green walls, in the past, but I think I've moved on and so I will continue to clean out the old sewing studio and get it ready to paint a pretty soft shade of blue green. Yup, that's the ticket. I am still loving my cream sherbet colored walls in the front guest room.

There are birds zooming by the back deck, the Purple Finches determined to find housing IMMEDIATELY. They crack me up.

:)Bea I hope you have a wonderful day creating!


  1. You seem so excited about spring! That's great and I'm happy to hear it is warming up for you all up there.
    A Kentucky Derby party sounds like fun. Any reason for a party, right! LOL

  2. A Kentucky Derby party sounds like a great idea. I really like the colors you used in the Rabbit Hole Challenge and am looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

  3. Well our Spring was here then went away again. Today it's snowed and hailed on and off between sunshine and a strong wind. Brrrrr.

    I love my pale green kitchen, very soothing. I am totally flummoxed with my rabbit hole pieces. I knew I'd get in a muddle.

  4. Yvonne, I actually felt JOYFUL this morning. I had some sliced mangos with aged Gouda cheese and tomato juice and then hiked over to the studio and spent four hours happily making ANOTHER Down the Rabbit Hole project. I had so much fun playing with it. I just let the ideas come, tweaking here and there. :)Bea

  5. Thanks Deborah! :)Bea

  6. Gina, what's gone wrong? Talk to me.
    This project is almost mistake proof, trust me. Talk woman. :)Bea

  7. This was beautiful whole and still looks great in pieces. Cannot wait to see how it comes together again.

  8. A swimming pool and a Derby party...I wish I could be there. I am sorry to have fallen behind once again but your post was so lovely! Imagine and Live in Peace. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. Happy Spring!!! It is about time!!! I just posted my 3rd step ( Now I am really intrigued!

  10. Well, I have done the 2 pieces. One I like the other not!! But I'll be brave and post them both tomorrow. xxx

  11. I get exhausted just reading about all this. Kentucky Derby as in the horse race?

    Doesn't sound like you're retired...