Saturday, March 24, 2012

Springtime in Poulsbo

As I have said on this blog, we have had lots of very cool(cold) weather! The last two days have been lovely. As I don't like the heat, the low 60's have been perfect for me. We had errands in Poulsbo today so I took the trusty camera. I Hope you enjoy the pictures we took!

This is the waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo. There is a row of these lovely pink plums.

The sky was really this blue!

This yard has a garden of peonies. In June this will be full of several varieties of peonies.

Here is a view of downtown from up the hill where we walked.

Wow! that's a colorful sail!

We love to sit in this little park and watch the gulls. They swoop down and find a clam.

Then they drop it on the deck to crack it open. Then, lunch time!

This is all that was left!

I guess there are many hungry gulls!

This view takes my breath away!

Back in town, a shop has this little Viking ship on the weather vane, a nod to the Norwegian heritage of Poulsbo.

This Lutheran Church is one of the oldest buildings in Poulsbo.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Spring week-end! Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

White Bunnies and cross stitch ornaments

I decided that maybe if I put up some spring decorations, I could make the snow stop falling!! Most of them are in my entry . I love to decorate my antique desk, one of my favorite possessions. I usually leave the bunnies and eggs up all through spring as I think they symbolize the rebirth of the year as well as Easter. I made the small pillow ornaments for my feather tree this year. To me , they are just ok. For some reason, I always have trouble with things I sew. They never seem to turn out exactly the way I picture them. The SBA(super blog assistant and dear husband) thinks I'm just too picky.

Desk top with white bunny collection.

I got a few wooden ornaments to go with the pillows. I'm keeping my eye open for something that I will like even better.

I do like that little yellow duck!

This is the bunny family that sits on the old red blanket chest next to the entry door.
I'm getting close to finishing " From Every Mountainside" and will try to have pictures soon. It's been like a game of dominoes , when you change a few colors , you have to keep changing. I do really like the way it is turning out and after my color problems with Rebecca Robinson, I think it is worth the added effort.
Thanks so much for taking a look.