Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are my first cousin, just had a baby, your name begins with an "R," and would like to be surprised by your baby gift, do NOT scroll down. Exit this blog now. You have been warned!


Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you still reading????

Turn back now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, I gave you fair warning.... if you're still reading (and you know who you are),
it's your own fault if you don't want to be surprised.....

For the rest of you,
I wanted to show you a couple of little projects I've been working on lately...

The first is a painted step-stool for my cousin's new baby's nursery....

....and to go along with the butterfly theme (which is how her nursery is decorated),
I made a simple little mobile from a grapevine wreath, ribbon, some little wooden cutouts from Michael's, and some fishing line (and paint, of course!)....

I had fun working on these!

Nothing much else to show for myself lately....
I started a new job in February, and that's been keeping me quite busy.
I'm off for the next two days though, and hoping to spend some time in my studio.
Also going fishing with my husband, some friends, and my dog (who loves fishing too),
so maybe I'll have some pictures of that for you soon as well.

Meanwhile, thanks for checking in with me here in spite of my sad lack of blogging as of late.
Hope you're having a lovely spring...


Happy Mother's Day...

So, one day I woke up and realized I was turning into my Mother.....

....and that is not a bad thing.

She's a pretty special person, and I can't think of any better role-model...

Thanks for putting up with me for 29+ years, Mom. I love you!
Happy Mother's Day!

And Happy Mother's Day to all you other Mothers out there -
there is no job more important.