Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chilly morning!

Good morning!

I got up early enough today for some coffee drinking before work, and some blog reading.  Ranger has decided this needs to be halted so I can cuddle her.  She is cold as well.  I am not turning the heat up. We've been fluctuating between days that are too warm for Spring and now we have chilly ones on tap for this week.

I had a lovely Mother's Day.  The kids were here and brought food with them, so no cooking for me!  That was more than fine with me, since cooking isn't my favorite thing to do.... Lol.

They surprised me with some lovely gifts. A beautiful lightweight pot that looks like a heavy glazed pottery one for the deck, and a lantern for some outdoors candlelight.

Then, someone must have noticed my enchantment (lust) for the fairy garden, because I got my own!!

I just love it.  They put a lot of thought into this project!  Notice they included a chair on the beach for stitching and reading?  They know their mom well!  There is a tiny basket with needlework supplies next to the chair!  The kids know I love lighthouses and nautical things.  I've always wished I lived near the water.  
Here is a closer photo of the beach.

Then one last picture, notice the tiny bottle washed up next to the red and white lighthouse?  It contains a message saying Mom....  How cool is that?  

I finished the Mr and Mrs piece for my friend on Monday, so now I can resume stitching the summer sampler.  

Hope you all had a fun weekend, it's the middle of the week again already! Now it's time to head off to work.  We are busy at the library these days.  I had our board meeting last night, so today will be spent on follow up tasks from that.  The staff are busy working on summer reading program plans.  Due to the number of snow days used this past winter the kids won't be out of school til the end of the first week in June.  That is late for here.  They are usually done before Memorial Day.

Happy Stitching friends!


  1. What a nice Mother's Day you had. The fairy garden is just wonderful. You can tell that lots of thought went into it!

  2. That fairy garden is spectacular! They know you well indeed. Love it! Glad you had a good Mother's Day.

  3. Wow sweet fairy garden..I love it so much ❤️
    Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day x

  4. Your Fairy garden is so gorgeous! I love it lots :)

  5. That is such a special present, Melody--I love all the attention to detail that your kids put into making it perfect for you! Reading and stitching by the beach--what could be better?!

  6. The fairy garden is just wonderful.

  7. What a fun and highly personalized gift!

  8. What a special gift. You did good mom!

  9. Just read your comment on Susan Branch's post today, with the link to your blog, so thought I'd drop in and say, "Hello, Girlfriend!' Your fairy garden caught my eye immediately; love all the various elements and textures incorporated. What a special Mother's Day keepsake. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon in Alabama

  10. I love your fairy garden, what a wonderful gift!