Sunday Sevens – Happy First Day of Spring

Yay for Spring and Sunday Sevens. A fun collection of photos to share from our week. Learn the details to join in from Nat over at Threads & Bobbins.

I am making a side-saddle apron for a woman who is involved in a neighboring county historical society. I like to challenge myself. And this has proven to be quite the challenge. In the meantime I have a saddle in my living room. At least, it matches my color scheme.


The weather this week was beautiful. I tried to spend as much time out as I could manage. The dog and I enjoyed some of the flowers on our walks.

Bright blue skies –


Flowers by the creek –  

Other people’s beautiful camellias –  

We planted this tulip magnolia a couple of years ago. It is pretty this year. I can’t wait until it’s full grown. I love these trees –   

Our poor, pitiful camellia. We have had this for years and it only manages a bloom or two per year. It looks good all Fall and WInter and then just before Spring it starts to get bare. At first, I thought it was a fungus or something that was causing it. Now we have decided that it is in fact deer. They typically don’t eat these but, because this one is smaller and maybe more tender when the supply of food is low they head for my poor plant. This Spring we have 2 blooms! –


I like to joke that we bought this house because of the abundance of daffodils. I look forward to this display of color in our backyard every year.

And along with the first day of Spring it is Hubby and my’s anniversary. The feature photo is one of my gifts. Mmmmm, chocolate! When we got married 17 years ago. We also closed on this house the same week and moved in the following weekend. Crazy to think of now. Planning a wedding and moving all at once — with seven of our eight blended kids no less. Crazy, I tell you! (Chocolate, anyone?)

Happy Spring everyone!!! Hope everyone has a great week ahead.

About robynsewsthisandthat

I sew. I knit. I craft. I have too many desired projects and not enough time to create. I am mom to 8 and grandma to 7 wonderful gifts. I am married to my best friend. I created this blog to track my projects and to inspire others. We all learn by sharing knowledge.
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7 Responses to Sunday Sevens – Happy First Day of Spring

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a shame about the camellia. Cn you fence it in or something?

  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely photos, and countryside. Can’t blame you for loving that back yard in spring bloom! Enjoy your chocolates, and Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Nice story – love and marriage, new home, blended family, fine chocolate, and those daffodils to look forward to each year. And is the glorious white-blossomed tree on your property? It is gorgeous!

    • The tree (I think a cherry or maybe not) is on the property belonging to the city and there is a mulched trail that leads up to an older part of the neighborhood. We have a lot of nice places to walk in our neighborhood and in town.

  4. Thimberlina says:

    Your saddle in the living room made me smile – the lengths we go to for our sewing! 😀

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