Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Having the Wintertime Blues

Good Tuesday Morning!  The sun is out, it is supposed to get up to the upper 50's today and that makes my spirits soar!  I am so tired of this winter.  We have had more snow and record cold temperatures for the last month. 

This weekend we had to take my Mother in law to the hospital because she was showing a marked increase in her confusion.  We wanted to make sure that there wasn't anything physically wrong with her.  They didn't find anything too bad.  Her heart rate and pulse was a little low and there is a little fluid around her lungs, so they kept her for observation.  They are tweaking her meds for her Alzheimer's and also giving her something to help her sleep.  It's so hard to watch someone who was so vital and full of life just become a shell of themselves.  They are hoping to release her to go home today.

So have I been playing in the snow?  NO WAY!  I have been in my craft room sewing and gluing and cutting and having a grand time dreaming of spring and Easter!
 Normally I would not buy a porcelain doll but when I saw this one at the Goodwill I thought she was so pretty so I brought her home and gave her an Easter makeover.  I sewed her a Springy apron and made her a Easter bonnet that will certainly be seen at the Easter Parade.  Dear Husband says it's too big but I like it big!
I pulled up my Pinterest page and made some of the things that I had pinned for Easter like this carrot
I loved this and I will make some more when I get out to the craft store to get some more orange felt.  It only took minutes and even though I stuffed mine, I think they would be cute if you left the top open and used them for a goodie bag.
An online friend just got herself a Tammy doll so I made these P.J.'s for her.  I love making Tammy clothes. 
I have seen several of these online and decided to jump on the bandwagon.  This was so much fun!  Oh the possibilities!  I got about 20 of those rabbit heads at a yard sale last summer. 
But this was my favorite thing to make.  Her name is Virginia.
She is sporting an adorable floral dress with a hand embroidered apron.
Of course she is one of the Easter Bunnies helpers so she has one of her eggs that she colored with her.
What a sweet face. 
 
I will be sending her off to an internet (or as Tammy says "an imaginary" ) friend tomorrow.
 
What have you been doing to keep yourself busy during this dreary winter weather?
 
Blessings
 
Linda

8 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Good morning! I'm sorry to hear about your mother in law, my husband's step mom had alzheimers, she got it around the age of 50 and it was so sad to see her go through it. She was always so sweet to me. I just love all your sweet creations!! Looks like you've been really busy!! Love that sweet embroidery on her skirt/apron!! :) Hope you enjoy the 50s and some sunshine! Our temps are suppose to be going up to 48 on Thursday!! xo Holly

mapster68 said...

LBP, sorry to hear about your mother in law also. My prayers will be with her and you.

Blessed Serendipity said...

If it's snowing outside at least it's spring inside at your house. Everything is adorable. The little Tammy outfit is darling too. God bless you and your MIL as you deal with her health issues.

xo Danielle

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Linda, you are so talented. Everything is just so adorable, wow! Thanks for the preview of spring goodness too...really looking forward to spring and Easter after this yucky winter.

Sorry to hear about your MIL. My Mom had to enter assisted living last summer due to dementia, which has only gotten worse. It's so sad, like I've lost my Mom even though she is still here.

Hope you are enjoying some of the warmer weather we have, so some of your snow can melt.

:) Pam

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh Virginia's little bunny apron is so cute!

Concerning the winter blues: I finally had to plug up my light box the other day. It helps! I've also made myself get out every day- even if it's just to run to the Redbox- but get out I must! I've also sat in my van to craft and get some sun in a sheltered spot. I wish I wasn't so sun dependent but I am!

take care, Spring is coming! ♥

Debbie Kay said...

You are soooooo creative. Love it.

Smiles,

Debbie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you and your mother. Alzheimer's is such a wicked disease. Love all your sweet spring/Easter decorations. The winds are howling outside today and the snow continues. I'm definitely dreaming of spring. Time to organize my Easter crafting supplies. Diane is going to love her Tammy outfit.

Diane Mars said...

Linda, eeeek Tammy's Pajamas arrived today I have been taking pictures of her in them, I will share on my Blog, why don't you make more for Etsy? There's a lot of us softies that want to treasure the toys we had when we where young. Your latest Spring Crafts are darling love the Pink bunny Heads! Sorry about the news you shared about your MIL that is sad~ I'm hoping you get some good Spring weather to make you feel better~ I think one of my little bunnies need to be sent your way! Hugs, Diane