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.

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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