It is spring isn't it? We finally saw proof as we drove home from Cranberry Cottage. This is one of the heather fields near the cottage and the sheep which are used by the forest service to control the heather growth happened to be walking past the fence along the road. They had quite a few lambs with them. It has been rather cold here in Holland and very few lambs have been able to be out in the fields as a result. It just did not feel like spring without seeing them frolic and play.
This is not the best photo (below) but I needed to show little brother that black sheep do have brown fleece. See! This one has a black head but when the fleece is full grown, it is brown. Once it is shorn, the sheep will once again look black. Humm...what about the little guy standing near? I think he will have a complex, don't you?
Actually, we had a bad winter weekend forecasted here but instead had a beautiful weekend. We did not do the work we planned at the cottage as it was nice out and decided to buy a few more plants and do some work in the garden. We even sat outside in the sunshine for a little while on Saturday afternoon. It was chilly but nothing a fleece and the sunshine did not help. The birds were singing in full chorus too!
I should be working away at some handmade gifts that desperately need to be finished but was in the mood to do some more decorating in the guest room. I went to IKEA this morning knowing it would be very quite right when they opened as I needed to run over and pick up two nightstands for the room. One is put together so now a blogging break before I start on the second. I love being able to put these together myself. The smaller items are easy to do.
I have been going through my mind as to how I want to approach this room. I have this English clock in the room which I just love. So I am thinking of going with a bit of a garden theme. We discussed headboards last night but Jos has had his fill of me using garden gates as headboards. Can't think why since I only have two of them. *grins* I did find some mirrored scones at absolute bargain basement prices at IKEA and bought three. I am thinking of ideas for them so who knows what will come out in the end.
I am going through things I have and came across these once again. I bought them years ago and never used them. They were just so pretty that I could not resist. I am unsure yet what I will do so I am going to go through more things I have to see if something strikes my fancy. Stay tuned.
Just a note to thank those of you who stopped by my blog over the weekend to wish Jos and I a happy annivesary. We had a nice meal out at a favorite restaurant. It is hard to believe that we have been married for 21 years. Time goes much faster than we realize...