Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Waiting for Spring

I am longing for springtime and the time when I can get in the garden and start digging. Meanwhile, it is still cold and wintry here. The chilly temperatures aren't keeping me from doing some spring painting however and I want to share a few pieces with you.

The first is a door crown that is a Terrye French Design. My dear friend, Diane, who lives in England is the new owner and I know it will look lovely in her home. We exchange notes about the comings and goings in our lives. Her writings of trips to Sweden and working in her cottage garden just sweep me away!


I have another friend, Linda, who is suffering through the long winter as I am. Living to the north, she is receiving more than her share of snow and frosty temperatures. We both talk of how spring is surely around the corner and how we are waiting impatiently for its arrival. She recently purchased this "springy" prim bread board. Don't you just love the black bunny and the little robin's nest with its blue eggs?
Wendy, who lives in Japan, is getting her share of snow too. I hope this prim sheep skillet will give her a glimpse of springtime. We have become fast friends through our convos on Etsy. What a dear she is!


Snow is in the forecast for today so my beloved pup, Suki, and I will stay inside my warm little studio. I tell her to be patient but she wants a warmer, sunnier day. Hugs go out to all of you from the both of us!!!

13 comments:

Liz Revit said...

I love the design on the door crown, and the skillet is just lovely.

Snow in Alabama? Wow! Hopefully, you won't get too much. Pennsylvania is expecting some more snow this week.

Marilyn said...

Just love your new creations! We are up to our ??? in snow....We have about 2 feet on the ground as we got buried last week with that storm!!
Can't wait till' Spring!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Lady Farmer said...

I always love seeing the beautiful things you are creating!
Enjoy these last days of winter. Spring will be here before you know it and you will be cleaning dirt from your hands instead of paint!
Blessings!

Andy said...

I love your blog!! :)

Janice Hough said...

Love the painting that you did. Here in NC the weather is so bad. Usually it's not this bad and I can't wait to start digging in the garden too. Blessings Janice,Amy lynn's creations

Country Whispers said...

I think we all could use a bit of SPRING!
I love all three of these but absolutely love the pastels on the first one. I guess because it speaks SpRiNgTiMe to me.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

What lucky customers...beautiful pieces!
Hugs,
Lynn

Apple Tree Cottage said...

XXXOOO to all of you! You are such dears for leaving comments! It is sunny in Dixie today and the promise of warmer weather for the weekend makes me want to plan a trip to the garden center. For everyone buried in snow please stay warm.

Hugs, Martha

Countrygal...At Home In Texas said...

Martha,
I've followed you for a long time.
I actually began by reading the
Holiday Craft forum. I love your painting style. I look almost every day to see what's new.

Countrygal_homesweethome.blogspot.
com.

Carol............. said...

Your work is so very creative...have enjoyed looking at your crafts.

Barbara Jean said...

Martha,
These ear wonderful!
Always love your work, and the other pieces, like the pan on the washboard, sweet!

I see we have the same banner.
I cannot figure out how to get my name on the tag. It is just in a line across the top.
Any tips of me?

thanks and 'Spring' Blessings

barbara jean

genzoddy said...

Hello,
I am a new follower and just love your blog. I found you thru Vintagetiques and Treasures from the Past. I can't find your email address and would like to send a message. Can you direct me to it?
Thank you for the lovely blog!
Karen Schaefer

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Thanks again to everyone who leaves such lovely comments. I have been MIA far too long from my blog site and I promise to be more attentive to it in the future!

Karen.... you may send me a message by going to appletreecottage.etsy.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Many hugs,
Martha