Friday, February 6, 2009

Little Robin Red Breast

Guess who has stopped in to visit Hickory Hollow? An entire extended family of robins.
This morning after safely seeing my family out the door, I peeked out the back window towards the pond and spotted a robin. I then noticed that there was quite a bit of fluttering and carrying on...because there were about 20 of them. To me, this is the first sign of spring! Another sign is the swelling tips of all the Bradford pear trees that line our driveway! It is almost time to plant potatoes and get my asparagus & strawberry patch underway.

Thank you everyone who stopped in to visit last week. I had close to 90 calling cards. I used the random number generator and it choose lucky number 17. Our precious Cynthia, from Cynthia's Cottage Design was the 17th person to leave me a note. I LOVE Cynthia's blog, it is one of my very, VERY favorites. I go back and read all her previous posts. I just love reading about her adorable house and the cute projects she does. I am getting ready to make a decoupaged recipe box to go in my kitchen!
Now, I do have a little something for everyone else. Well, it is not necessarily from me, but from Susan Branch. While scooting around the internet last night, I found a FREE pattern by Susan Branch to make an ADORABLE apron. It was originally posted I believe in 2007. The link is still good, and I thought while you were still tucked in for winter, you might like a little sewing project. Click on the picture and it will take you to the page where you can download the PDF file. I think I may whip up one of these cuties, don't you know we certainly don't have enough projects going on!

Hope eveyone is going to enjoy a beautiful weekend! It is supposed to be 70 degrees here today. Last evening, before supper we went for a walk down the back road and over the crossing, we spotted deer and wild turkey tracks. I think we will probably take another walk this evening!


Lisa said...



Shelia said...

Hi Jill! Oh, precious posts! I guess you're all moved into your beautiful home now? I've so enjoyed the tours and am ready for more whenever you are! lol
Be a sweetie

southerninspiration said...

What a cute apron, Jill! Thanks for sharing!
Have a good Friday!

Warm here, today, too!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations to Cynthia.

salmagundi said...

No---- not Spring yet! I'm still enjoying our Colorado winter. You know how wonderful winter in Colorado can be! This has been a great one with enough snow, but all of those sunshiny days. Take care and have a great weekend. Sally

Dawnie said...

your lucky! I get so excited seeing those first robins! Usually march--early, april we will see ours.

Stacey said...

Hey, I had a flock of robins yesterday! I was so excited too. Actually they love the waterfall in our pond. They don't usually hang out in our yard - just the water.

Carrie said...

Cute apron!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

These aprons are so cute! I think I have a vintage one made like this!

Oh, wasn't it SO gorgeous today! I'm glad you saw the robins, spring here we come!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! Congrats to Cynthia, one of my very favorite sweeties!! Thanks for posting the link; I must make one of these too. I also am planning some decoupage projects it is just a matter of getting the act together!lol Have a great weekend. Sincerely, Jeannette

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Jill; OH how I wish we had your weather. I am looking for a Robin, but it is still to soon. Our days are getting a little warmer though, tomorrow we are in the 40's yea... what a cute apron will have to take a peek. Have a great weekend and enjoy your walk.


Liz said...

Sweet little birdies! Aren't they fun to watch! No cares, just talking away to each other. Cute.

Congrats to Cynthia. LOVE her blog!

I'm over to look at the apron pattern. THANKS!


Tam said...

HI...stalked over to say Happy Monday

Susan S. said...

What cute aprons! Hope you enjoy your weather in the 70's. I spoke to a Colorado business friend on the phone Friday and she said it was beautiful and her hubby was out playing golf! Enjoy it while you can!

Liz said...

LOVE the new look! Very cottage-y pretty!


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