A warm Hoosier Welcome

It has been a while since this Hoosier gal has posted anything. Am trying to get back in the groove . Will be posted sewing, decorating and crafting tips. I like frugality, using what you have in your present stash.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I promised to post a picture of our front door with wreath that baby birds are in. We have a wrap around porch. You can see my fat Tuxedo kitty , Sadie Mae at bottom of storm door. She seemed to be saying, hmmmm why is mom leaving the front door open.
The babies nest is behind the branch of green floral that is in center opening.
The mama bird wrestle the florals around to get back in there.
You can only see the nest with babies from inside.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I have waited patiently for the baby birds in wreath, on front door to get a tad bigger in order
to get a good pix of them.  Here it is !
They are growing so fast.  Had read that within two weeks they usually are ready to leave the
nest, and I do believe that is possible.  The mama comes to wreath now, only to feed them.
They are so adorable. Tomorrow will get a pix from front of house showing the wreath on our
front door.  The nest is at the very back, behind the flowers.  It presses up against the big storm door.  My camera shows a bit of reflection, but you can see the little yellow beaks, especially on
left hand side.
I know my heart will be heavy the day they fly the nest !
It has been a privledge to watch God's creation as these, up close. He is an Awesome God !
Enjoy !

Saturday, April 23, 2011


May each of you have a Blessed and wonderful Easter Sunday.
I , too, enjoy the pastels, bunnies, chicks , candy , eggs oh my so many wonderful things....
but let us not forget the true meaning of this Holiday.

It is because of God's massive loving heart that He sent His Son Jesus for us.
Forgiving us of our sins, if we willingly repent of our sins.  What an awesome act of
love for mankind.
It was a horrible death...but Jesus obeyed His Father for us.  
Easter Sunday is beautiful, new growth, Spring in the air, after the previous darkness.
Look at the new growth in plants and on trees, this symbolizes our new growth in Christ.

God bless each of you.


Here is an updated photo of my fat Tuxedo kitty , Sadie Mae.   She has a special
spot now, on blanket runner on end of guest bed.  So I put an older down filled
comforter for her there.  In background is my vintage metal doll house, equiped with the furniture.  It is sitting on a trunk at end of Jenny Linn bed.
Sadie likes to duck her head behind it, hiding from me ...silly girl.

Monday, April 18, 2011


The baby birds have all hatched.   I try so hard not to use our front door often. Only twice a day
to get our newspaper in mornings and mail in afternoons.

The first egg had hatched by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.   The second one hatched by 4:00 p.m. that
same day.

Since we don't get mail or newspaper on Sundays I opted to not open the main front door disturbing
mama bird.  This gave her an extra 24 hrs. on nest.

This morning I noticed all 4 babies, heads bobbing around, beaks in the air.

So, this will be the second group of Song Sparrows that the wreath on our front door has aided
in life.

I know that when the time comes for them to fly away, once again my heart will be heavy for a day, looking into the sky and wondering if it is them I see flitting across the house.

Have a beautiful Monday !

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Be sure and check out the huge Give-Away that OFG, an Etsy Group is having.  We have oodles
of item in this Give-Away.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Was going through my one bowfront china cabinet gathering up some of the collectible Easter items
to display in a few spots in the home.  Thought I would take a photo of some for you to enjoy.
The last is of the paper mache' candy boxes, different sizes and styles. My favorite is the one with
basket on his back.
The next photo shows some of my cotton spun bunnies, chenille bunnies & chicks, along with a
vintage post card.
The first photo shows one of my smaller pressed glass baskets filled with shredded grass and I popped
a couple little flower bonnet chenille chicks in it.
Had to go backwards with order of photos.
I placed my Pink & Purple Yo-Yo Trees with glass vintage bulb on either side.  I have these two
trees for sale in my Etsy shop.   http://www.keepsakekorner.etsy.com/
Enjoy !


Well, the mother bird has built another nest in my new Spring Wreath on our front door.  Someone told me that the same bird will return each year to same spot to build.
She has had to go behind the flower sprigs that are covering the lower half of the
opening, so she has truly studied the situation.  Again, there are 5 eggs.  Last Spring
we watched the eggs hatch and the babies grow.  The day they began to leave the nest was so sad for me. My hubby went for the morning paper early a.m. and told me
then there was only one left sitting on the nest.  When I went to look, drawing aside
the lace curtain, he flew away.
I felt so empty all that day.  While driving on my errands and doing the chores around the house, I would stop and go look at the wreath. 
She builds the nest at very back of my large wreath, it actually butts up against our long glass stormdoor.
My photo isn't the best.  I have been calling the eggs blue but they are actually a green or aqua.  Some have said she is a House Finch, others say a Jenny Wren. Will have to research more. She always flits away whenever the main door opens. Can never get a true pix of her.
Update: I just did more research and even listened to the song and do believe this is a Song Sparrow. The song has woken us up each morning, so strong and pretty. Also, from the pictures on websites, the nest and eggs look to be this bird.
Enjoy !

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