Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Glorious Spring to Winter Again

Just two days ago we picked these beautiful wild flowers called Marsh Marigolds that we found on the bank of our pond.

Since yesterday morning it has been snowing!

This is a picture of our chickens from yesterday.

This is what we woke up to this morning.

So what did we do during the long cold wintry day yesterday?

Lots of crafts.

Here is a simple one that is good for a wide range of ages of children.

With a piece of black construction paper, a hoop and a push pin - you can create all kinds of beautiful pictures.

To finish, cut around the circle shape and hang in a window.

My nine year old made this one.

Warm wishes, Tonya


  1. great idea!
    And- can you believe this snow?! I look out the window and cannot believe what I am seeing- daffodils covered in snow. . .good thing we got the windows on our cold frame on before the plants got buried.

  2. That snow is amazing! We got a dusting last week. That looks like a little more than a dusting! I like your craft idea, and what a lovely decoration your 9 year old made!

  3. Fun project idea! We had the EXACT same experience yesterday--out doing yard work two days ago, and then inches of snow yesterday. It looks like you did a better job keeping people happy indoors than I did!

  4. So cute!!! What a fun day you had!!!


  5. My goodness...what a change of weather!
    A neat craft idea - thank you for sharing!


  6. That's a cool idea for the craft! Oh my gosh, I can't believe we are in the same country. I am on the opposite side of it {in Los Angeles} and that is definitely not what I woke up to this morning. Though, believe it or not I WISH I did. :)

  7. Dear Tonya,

    Poor little chickies! Ours just detest the snow, too. Right now we're getting heavy winds, but no snow (the chickens don't like wind, either).

    The marsh marigolds are very pretty; I've never seen any before.



  8. Such beautiful marsh marigolds, gathering up wild flowers and weeds is one of my favorite ways to create a table bouquet, there is just something so rewarding about the finished display! I am not surprised about the snow : ) I am glad to see you enjoying creating in the comfort of home xoxo

  9. I love the photo of the snow:) Such a wonderful craft project.

  10. i can't believe you guys had that much snow. i am actually a bit jealous...i know it is spring but i love the snow and we didn't have enough this year! but i also love your bright yellow and snow, perfect. xo, pennie

  11. What a cute idea! I heard you folks had snow. Unreal. We had a heavy frost. I fear the apples will be gone yet another year. We are nearly out of canned one, so I am worried!

    Enjoy this weather imposed rest time!

    Take care,


  12. I'm really glad that you enjoyed reading about the Faery Doors Tonya! I love the craft you described, I am definitely going to try this, it looks wonderful! I have just subscribed to your journal, it looks fabulous, it will be lovely to receive something joyful through the post. I look forward to the next issue and to reading your blog : )

  13. the snow is beautiful. Love the needle punching craft - i never realized that paper would hold up to a hoop. we will be making these! it was so nice to see your beautiful face in your last post - you are beautiful. I wear jeans, a tee, and an apron every day - and skirts in the summer.