I have never been one much for decorating, other than at Christmas. Reading blogs though and seeing all the pretty things you are all doing, just inspires me to try and do a few things too. So today, I had to go to Hobby Lobby anyway in search of teal color machine quilting thread, which I did not find, and while there I wandered over to the Easter decorations and lo and behold, everything was 50% off. Go figure, after all, doesn't everyone wait until the week before Easter to start thinking about decorating? So I find these really cute little bunnies in a basket and Easter egg garland which, although it looks white in the picture is bright lovely shades of pinks, lavenders, blues and yellows. My very first Easter decorating purchase.
Now the next step is trying to determine where to put these lovely bunnies. Over the fireplace mantel of course, so I take down the family tree wall hanging that I have there and unpack my summer stained glass window quilt flowers that I normally hang up in the summer and add my bunnies to the mix. I think it looks kind of Springy and Eastery.
Now that is the extent of Spring - Easter decorations I own. My snowflake wall hanging is still up in the dining room and I think my family is pretty tired of looking at it. The problem is I don't have many wall hangings or table runners for that matter - I make large quilts as a rule. So, I go digging in my hope chest and come across this one that I made years ago at a Linda Cantrell workshop. Down go the snowflakes, and up goes my Lady in a Red Hat. I would like to think that for the next week I can call her Easter Parade! (If you enlarge this picture and look at the quilting you will see that I hand quilted this with silver metallic thread - before I knew how totally insane it is to hand quilt anything with metallic thread. )
Now for the front door, yes, believe it or not, my Christmas flower wreath is still hanging up. Somewhere in the depths and dark corners of my basement hangs a beautiful Spring wreath with yellow daffodils. I have no idea where it is, and no desire to fight throught the masses of boxes and stuff to find it, so for now, the Christmas wreath comes down and I guess I will go shopping to find a Spring wreath for the door. And that is the extent of my decorating today. A trip to Michaels is due tomorrow - so stayed tuned, no telling what I will find there!