Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Family and My Weekend Project

The past few day have been so busy, but great too! Carl's brother, George is out visiting from Texas. He'll be spending most of the time in Lodi helping his daughter, who is having a difficult pregnancy, but this past weekend he was able to get away and spent two days with us. Here they are sitting on the patio, catching up and watching the NASCAR races which they both love. At the beginning of the season they chose three drivers who they think will win the most races....they have a complicated scoring system, that takes a genius to understand...it must be a guy thing, Lisa, is in on the bet too. They love giving each other a bad time about who's ahead and who's losing. Carl and George are about even and Lisa has not had much luck. She says she is going to pay up with Monopoly money. While they were watching the races I worked on my Easter swag.
I saw a very pretty Valentine's swag on Sharon's blog at Rose Of Sharon. It was so neat that I wanted to make an Easter one. You could really make one for any holiday. For mine I chose a Springy material and used my rotary cutter to cut lots and lots of strips.....7"long by 1"wide and then you just tie the strips to a length of jute. This project takes a lot of strips, here is the beginning..............
I'm almost finished , just a little more to tie. After you get the swag to the length you like start adding your embellishments. I had been collecting little Easter items and just started adding them to the swag. Finished!
I love the way it turned out. I hung it from the shelf over the arch from my kitchen into the family room. When I walk into my kitchen it's the first thing I see and it just makes me smile. To have a closer look just click on the picture. I'm thinking maybe I'll do a 4th of July one...and I know for sure one for Christmas. Sharon, this was so fun, I'm glad I saw yours.

Have a happy day...hugs, Linda


Teresa said...

Please let George know I am thinking of his daughter and grandchild and hope both will be fine. Your swag is really pretty. You make the cutest things! Take care.

Lynne said...

That's really cute! Like I just said on Pea's blog - some people are so creative, and then there's me!

kbbryant said...

Cute,cute,cute. Refering to the swag, not the guys, I guess they are cute too come to think of it!

I remember the valentine swag sharon did!

Love the spring things on your shelf too.

Kathy b

Rosemary said...

That is a really cute swag!!
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your swag...the colors are so very pretty!

Jackie said...

Your swag is just beautiful. I love the colours in it. The stuffed bunnies and baskets make it just perfect.

God bless.

Brenda said...

Love the swag.. I wanted to make one and didn't get to it. I will prob. do one for the forth also.
I sthe Texas the brother with the Red,White and Blue on shirt? lol He looked like a Texas man.
Hope is daughter does well.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Linda, I think that is such a cute project!
I know Clarice makes some wonderful swags too..so you visit her blog at storybookwoods ? Dianntha

Michelle said...


I LOVE YOUR SWAG!! Can I put in my order? You did a great job :)


Michelle said...

Hi again,

Forgot to mention..great picture of Carl and his brother.. I hope everything goes well with George's daughter too.


Nancy said...

What a great idea. I think I will try one for Christmas and hang Snowmen on it. Thanks for sharing
and also the nice comment on my blog.

Natasha Burns said...

Wow that Easter swag is adorable!!!! LOVE it!!! Have a lovely Easter this year and stay safe,
Natasha : )

Naturegirl said...

linda all the Easter decorations that you've shown over the past posts are simply delightful!
Have a Happy Easter hugs NG xo

Susan Tuttle said...

Your Easter swag is just precious!

Enjoy the holiday!


Alison Gibbs said...

Love the Easter swag. How wonderful for the brothers to spend some time together

Swampgirl said...

The swag is great. I'll file that idea way....Maybe If I start on one for Halloween I could finish it by then!

Mermaid Queen said...

That's a cute swag, and fun for different holidays. I'm so glad you are enjoying your charm. Thanks for your kind comments. Take care. ~Martha