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