This post has to start with the way that I decorate my house. I have lots of stuff that I like to put out, but too much to have out all at once. So, over the years, I have sorted all of my bits and bobs into seasons and have enjoyed changing things up as the year goes on.
Now, with the new house, I have needed to add some bits and pieces to fill in the spots, and thus begins this post….
Last year I didn’t have time to really decorate for Spring, so the Winter blues had to hang around until May, but this year I had time and energy to redecorate at the start of April. However, I simply couldn’t figure out what to put on one of the mantles!!
I remembered reading in one of my blogs that you could get photos printed onto a wrapped canvas, so I enlarged the center section and sent it off to be printed. I was thrilled with the result….
The next addition to the mantle was a funky metal bird that I had found (cheap) at a local store….
I added a brass pitcher of yellow flowers and the mantle looked like this….
It was ok, BUT I felt like it needed something….maybe some more birds or something yellow???
Then this afternoon, I had time to do something creative, so I decided to make a yellow bird quilt, modeled after this one that I found on the internet…..
In about 45 minutes I had this “quilt” finished…..
….but after placing it on the mantle, it was still lacking, so I went back upstairs and made another one…..
And, now my mantle decorations are complete…..
AND….more importantly…..I made TWO, count them, TWO quilts in one afternoon…..AND during tax season!!
I can see my busy season coming to an end and am now excitedly thinking about upcoming creative projects, including a quilt based on a photo from inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul!! CANT WAIT!!!