{yarn wrapped letters}

Hello there:)

How are you on this Sunday afternoon??
Don't you think the weekend went entirely toooooo fast!

I have to tell you that in typical Indiana fashion.....it was rainy and cold all weekend.
Hot one minute....freezing cold the next.
We say in Indiana "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes because it will change." Usually that's true....but this cold rain just won't go away.

Owell....I made the best of it.

I appreciated the beauty of these pretty little dogwood blossoms. They look like little rays on sunshine on a cloudy day:)
I love that little tree in my front yard!!

Besides tinking in my yard between the rain showers I did a happy little craft.
Remember all the jute rope crafts I did awhile back??

Well this is kind of similar.
I just took little paper mache letters and wrapped them with ocean hued yarn:)

I was just walking past the yarn at the craft store and thought these would be cute and simple to do!

But I have to admit....except for the colors of the yarn...they aren't really too summerish:(
Owell...I was cold and the yarn looked cozy!
I love them and think they're so darn cute!!

Even with the crummy weekend weather....I found so many pretty things to be thankful for:)
There are sooooo many flowers blooming right now....I am on sensory overload from all the beauty of the blossoming flowers!

And lilacs....well they are among my favorites! So nostalgic:)

They remind me of simple days gone by.
It makes me so sad to go past fancy new subdivisions....perfect grass and not a flower in sight....just bushes, bushes and more bushes..........I don't even think they plant flowers, flowering trees or flowering bushes.....too messy they probably think.

Me....I say....bring on the mess! Messy flowers everywhere makes everything better:)

and the old fashioned kinds of flowers are my favorites!

How could you not be happy enjoying the beauty of flowers.
And the scent.....pure bliss:)

Sweet little letters that you could put just about anywhere!

Whatever you do in life....keep it simple!!
Don't make things too complicated:)

And when the skies turn grey....just get busy finding the simple beauty in life:)
Makes things and breathe in the beauty of flowers!!

Let's hope the sun shows it's pretty little face this week!!!
If not.....well i'll just have to be determined to keep myself happy and chipper!

I hope you have a really simple and happy week:):)

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." Charles Mingus  

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  1. your yarn wrapped letters are really cute ..i love the white blossoms and your beautiful photos!
    cheryl x

  2. I'm with you on the living simple. I'm not creative like you are though! Loving your letters and your dogwoods and lilacs... especially since I can't grow them. I'll just enjoy yours!

  3. We say the same thing about weather in Michigan, and the old saying let us down, too! Cold and wet both days. I love the scent of lilacs, some of the neighbors' are blooming, but mine are still barely budding -- I' glad, it will stretch out lilac season for me! :) I love the letters, very clever (as usual!)

  4. I love the yarn wrapped letters, so cute! I love all of the flowers, you are right about many homes not having anything. We had some snow this morning! :( So I hear ya on the cold stuff, I am ready for warm!


  5. i can almost smell those lilacs from here. love the yarn letters. i've never seen that before:)

  6. I just love your yarn wrapped letters! The colors really say "beach cottage" to me! I had to laugh about your quip about the weather and waiting a few minutes for it to change! I'm from Michigan (though we just moved to Washington State), and that's what we always said, there, too! And I've been told that if I don't like the rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest, just get in the car and drive 20 miles:)!

  7. Love the yarn wrapped letters - especially the beachy colors. Perfect for a cold and dreary day like today!

  8. How pretty! I love the word "sea" and the colorful yarn is just so cheery. I remember calling it the south bend cloud of gloom when I lived in IN. It was funny how Chicago would be amazing, down south would be sunny but as soon as you hit the Bend... clouds. Oh well, like you said, you have to make the best of it. I absolutely ADORE that tree how gorgeous. I definitely do miss Spring time in the midwest. It absolutely flies here in Cali and we just don't appreciate it as much as we should. I just adore the idea of renewal. Have a great week!

  9. Those are adorable Heather! What a great idea and I love the colors. :)

    Oh I hope the sun comes back out again soon, it is so wet here and your pretty flowers look so wonderful to brighten things up. :)

  10. The yarn wrapped letters are precious! I wish you could have been with me today here in Florida...enjoying the sunshine! Have a wonderful week ahead! ♥

  11. Our weather in WA state was exactly like yours. Saturday was gorg all day, then around 6pm total downpour through Sunday morning, throw in around 54 degrees and it suddenly felt like Oct.
    Since I have been reading your blog, I have to say these adorable yarn letters are my favorite craft so far!! What a great idea!!

  12. So cute!!
    And summery too!
    I adore flowers and especially lilacs!!
    Yours are gorgeous!!

    Deborah xoxo

  13. The letters are just adorable, Heather ~ the colors you chose are perfect. It sounds like your weather is similar to ours...just been so dreary so we have to create our own sunshine. You got some great shots of the dogwood and lilacs...heavenly....


  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  15. Those are really cute! Every time I go to Joanns and look for those letter they are out. I will just have to order some. Love the colors you used. I hope you have a warm and sunny week!

  16. Love your ideas! The yarn wrapped letters are too darn cute!


  17. what a novel and cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

  18. The letters are super cute!! The scent of flowers was amazing today..., I think thanks to the rainfall. Luckily it is quite warm, at least for now.

  19. I love the yarn letters, great colors and what a beautiful dogwood tree and everything looks so green. Thank you for posting this to MM. Please remember to link back to my blog. I hope you have a great week, Mary :O)

  20. Your yarn wrapped letters are great! I love them...will have to give that a try! This week is the Lilac Fest here in Rochester...and the rain sure is putting a damper on that!! Have a wonderful week!!

  21. We had exactly the same weather this weekend...it feels like October! At least you have those lovely lilac's to let you know it's spring and the letters are so happy and bright, very cheery!
    xo J~

  22. You are really good in blending the color.. I can feel the sea breeze from them! Love PC

  23. I can relate to your weather...I'm in the mid-atlantic and it is just as erratic this time of year!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog :) I look forward to exploring yours and your jewelry shop...the yarn-wrapped letters are adorable!

  24. Those are great...I can picture them up on a mantle or a shelf.

    Envious of your beautiful Dogwood tree...gorgeous!!

    Happy Monday!

  25. Love those lilacs too! It makes me giggle to remember how when I was little, I would "sneak" around outside and pick some branches for a bouquet to "surprise" my mom. She was probably watching me from the inside the whole time! :-)

  26. OMG-these letters are awesome. Love the lilacs, too. cheers

  27. Those letters are so pretty! I love all your photos. Just gorgeous!

  28. Love the letters! Love your blog too, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

  29. I'm such a fan of dogwoods and lilacs...can almost smell the lilacs!!

  30. adorable! great idea...will have to try for sure. i am with you on the weather, i live in Illinois.
    hopefully we will get our summer soon!!

  31. Those letters are darling! so creative!

  32. The letters are so pretty - especially with the colors you chose!

  33. Hi Heather, I wanted to thank you for sharing your masterpiece on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage! I love your yarn letters and I featured them this week on my top favs. Hope you're having a great week, Mary :O)

  34. Such happy colors! Love these. Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday!

  35. I love your SEA. Don't those colours go incredibly together... As for the white blossoms, I've never seen any real ones like these. And amazingly, I just used a paper version on my latest flotsam friends doll. I didn't know they existed in real life and aren't they incredible.... If you have a second, take a peek (she's the first doll up). http://flotsamfriends.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post.html

  36. There is nothing like spring after a long winter, and you seem to have found it :-)

  37. Heather- I'm a crazy yarn obsessed person- and I simply love these letters! I just gotta do this!! Thanks - your Inspirations are always so fresh---

  38. In my garden I find it fun to just look at the flowers. The beauty of them puts a smile on my face. I love how I can grow so many different types of them and they all look so much different.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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