With the January “thaw” we’ve had here in Upstate NY, R. and I have been going on lots of walks up our lazy winding road. Yesterday the creek wash rushing like an angry river from all of the melting snow and it brought us a glimpse of spring! Isn’t it just like Mother Nature, when we are blanketed in several feet of snow and the temperatures are so cold we can’t stand to go outside and think we can’t stand Winter any longer, to give us a bit of a preview, some hope, that spring will be coming soon?
In that spirit, I am looking forward, ahead to the many delights spring will bring us…wellies and mud, Irish daffodils, long walks and still longer days, Easter and R.’s birthday, and our trip to Washington D.C. where we will get to meet up with my Mom (she lives on the other side of the country in California!) and my niece (R.’s age) whom she is bringing on the plane with her as a present for R. And skirts! R. has shot up this winter and will be in desperate need of some new skirts.
I came across Sasikirana Handmade (a great blog!) yesterday that had some lovely pics of the Oliver + S “Lazy Days Skirt” (free pattern here!) all sewn up . It looks like a really quick and easy pattern and even has a cute little ribbon hem at the bottom…I do love ribbon! Her blog also has a link to her Etsy shop where she sells the most beautiful fabric covered button hair pins and pony holders for only $4.50 with free shipping until January 31! How can you pass that up? I got a set of “Woodland Pals” ponytail holders (so cute with a squirrel on one and a hedgehog on the other) to stick in R.’s fox and friends themed Easter basket (I told you I am in a spring mood!)
Leaving you with a picture of my wellies…just waiting for the arrival of mud season!