Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spring wreath

Hey friends!  Is it Spring yet? That's all I'm needing right now.  Ugh, 40 degrees one day and 70 the next. This has been a rough winter, so I'm ready for Spring to be here to stay!
I thought that making a Springy wreath for my door might help.  I found this light wood wreath shape at Hobby Lobby( super inexpensive).  I painted it and cut out some felt flowers out with Tammy Tutterows beautiful dies. It came together in just a couple hours.  (I love projects like this that I can do while I'm watching tv). Super relaxing.   I added the wood "Home" that I had picked up at HL on a previous trip months ago. Then looked thru my ribbon stash to find some wide ribbon to make a bow with.
It's great with you can just find things in your craft stash to use, isn't it?!

So now, whether is 40 or 70 degrees, my door screams SPRING!

You can see all Tammy's dies from The Crafters Edge HERE
Tammy also has tons of super creative ideas on her blog HERE

It's so great  that she has a variety of shapes and sizes in each set.  I used one of the small dies to create this fun it's flower bunch with felt, buttons and wire.
And have you seen her adorable charms?  Oh the first time she shared them online, I'm pretty sure I squealed out loud.  LOVE THEM!  You can see them HERE

I am doing everything I can around here to encourage SPRING.   I cant get out to the bins in the garage to get in all my Spring and Easter decor in  because I'm still in a case, but I still have plenty out.  Dan would be happy to bring it in, but this year, I am keeping it simple. ( well, saying he'd " be happy to", might be pushing it lol, but he'd do it).

I don't like to post things that are depressing here on my blog,but it's hard to act like nothings going on here.  The flood devastated so much and effected so many.
As bummed as we are about the cabins, the loss is nothing compared to what many others are dealing with.  Loss of their homes, farms, live stock ect.
I have lived here all my life and have never seen anything even close to this. It's just surreal.

The photo below is how we get to our cabin.  The arrow I placed on the photo, shows where the turn off is to the cabin road.

Our cabin is nothing fancy, but it holds a lot of memories of our kids growing up and of many get togethers with family and friends. We bought this back in 1993 when the kids were little. 
As we have gotten older and moved to the country, we just didn't have the time or energy to keep up both places, so Wes and Amy have taken over keeping it up, and now are buying it from us.
There are a number of cabins out here.  Jarad and Kate bought a cabin of there own just down the road years ago and have been working to make it a beautiful little getaway.
Below is a photo of the cabin with Wes and Amy's garden a couple of years ago.
They had put in new flooring, redone the bathroom and bought all new furniture last year.

Never, in all these years, has it had water in it.  Now... everything has to be tossed and it has to be gutted.

Dan has been working out there with the kids. Until I'm out of this cast and walking again, I'm not much help.

Jarad a Kate have put so much hard work into their cabin over the years. The top photo is how it looked when the bought it.  I have to admit I thought "what are these kids getting into", lol, but I know them and how they work together.  They can do this!
The bottom photo is after they finished the main parts.

And here is after they built the deck on.  Since then they have landscaped and had a beautiful yard of grass.

Now they are starting over.

All I can say it, when your younger you just jump in an get started.  I just looked at it and thought, "no way, I cant deal with that".  :(

I could deal with the loss of the cabins.. .but seeing my kids feel bad and have to start over, hurts this momma heart. A LOT


In the photo below, Amy is point at were the water came up to.

I am just so glad the boys have girls who are willing to work side by side with them.They are lucky to have each other.  Things are always easier when you have someone by your side who supports you and works towards the same goals.
I give the girls so much credit. They aren't afraid to jump in and work right next to the guys.

Like I said, we are lucky compared to many. I'm so thankful all of our homes were spared!
Please keep all of those effected by this flooding in our prayers.

Tomorrow I'm back to the surgeon for my last cast!  Fingers crossed the xrays show that things are healing well.  This last cast is another 3-4 weeks.

We will be having Easter with the big family, so it will be great to be together.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter!



Jane Harrah said...

So much loss and sadness Vicki. I pray for all each night. I know the kids will make the cabins look amazing again. They are hard workers all! You are very lucky to have such great kids. I hope the doctor says all looks good. Keep me posted. Love the wreath! Love the little flowers. Love my EGGS!! Happy Easter early.

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