Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Spring Celebration - (Nest Give away!)

I made my nests, did my very best- (maybe bit off more than I could chew)!! But- now they're done, let's have some fun- I'm giving one away to YOU!! I'm done - I'm done - I'm done!!! 4 months and 47 nests later - I am done!! (I must surely have been out of my mind~~!!)
Spring is finally here and I am rejoicing in the glow of the sun and the gusty warm spring breezes~

Does this little "neck of the woods" look familiar to you? This is the same place that I did the "Winter Nesting" photo shoot a few months ago - when it was covered in snow and freezing outside!


Hundreds of beautiful daffodils are welcoming you all to my "Spring Celebration"~


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The very last nest is for one of YOU!




To enter please leave me a comment telling me what you love most about spring.


If you are one of my followers - please come right back again and leave me another comment. (xoxo - love you guys!)




Miss Maddy girl will draw the winner on May 25. If the winner is one of my followers - I will embellish your nest with one of these little jeweled birds if you wish.

If you would like to post about my little "Spring Celebration" give away on your own blog - please come back AGAIN and leave me another comment telling me that you have done so. Everyone who posts about this little "nesting" give away on their blog will be entered into a special contest to win this lovely tea towel from my favorite store - Anthropology.
And lastly- you are welcome to come back one more time and tell me that I was totally crazy to commit to make 47 nests! Go ahead -tell me how crazy that was! I can take it - I am totally numb - (or did I mean dumb!)


So- you have 4 chances to win a nest - (and some of you can be entered to win this gorgeous tea towel.)


Are you as happy as me that spring is FINALLY here!!

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Thank you all for being here for me - your comments and emails mean the world to me. Your sweet words about the Gardener's beautiful sea turtle photos have made him beam with pride!

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I have been trying to reply to some of you who I have not had the chance to meet or visit regularly. However - SOME OF YOU have your email specifications set so that I cannot reply to you - the dreaded "no reply blogger". Please take a minute to check your email profile in your blogger account and correct this if you wish. It would make it so much easier for me to reply to your comments.

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Next up- those cruise photos just keep on coming~

I'll take you all to one of the Caribbean's best kept secrets~

the colorful and captivating island of Curacao.

xoxo

Vicki

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Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh how I'd love to win one of your nests....thank you for allowing me to enter this one in a million opportunities... Xoxo. Trscie

Cat & Cricket said...

AHHHH! They are simply gorgeous!!!! I can't believe how many you made!! The colors just melt right at you..
stunning!
So very generous!
Smiles~
Cat @ Tattered Rebel

diane said...

oh...the dreaded first comment...What I love most about spring is the smell of the citrus trees blooming in my backyard...and planting my garden.

diane said...

oh...the dreaded first comment...What I love most about spring is the smell of the citrus trees blooming in my backyard...and planting my garden.

diane said...

I am a follower and have enjoyed your cruise photos.

diane said...

yes, you are crazy to take on completing 47 nests...but I hope mine is one of those 47! Or am I in the next group?

Dolly said...

After the long cold winters Spring is a much loved blessing!
I love the new beginnings...
new grass, new flowers, a new season, sunshine, birds singing, walking bare foot,the smell of fresh cut grass and after a rainfall. Those are just a few things I love about spring!

Smiles,
Dolly

Cat & Cricket said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!
These are simply mermaid heaven nests!
Am in pure love!!!
And as for Curacao... there over 25 years ago..
but beautiful....
xoxo
Cricket @ http://gypseanurse.blogspot.com

Dolly said...

Thank you sooooooo much for offering us one of your beautiful nests!
They are amazing, I would be thrilled to win!
I am amazed at how many you made, I bet you are sick of seeing them! :-)

Hugs,
Dolly

Dolly said...

Oh Oh Oh I am a follower
Yes I am!!!

Dolly

lynn said...

your nests are gorgeous.. i cherish mine.. and no youre not crazy. you are a talented giving angel :)
those little blinged birds are adorable.. where did you find them ?
you just enjoy your spring as im sure all the nests are happily in their homes. .. and you can get inspiration from the fresh spring breezes .
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Dolly said...

I am loving your daffodils.
Mine are not up yet!

I am posting your badge on my blog!
Come visit!

Dolly

lynn said...

what i love about spring.. is just the beginning of new life.. hearing the birds singing.. the little buds pushing out of the garden.. and even hearing the rain on the roof.. such comforting sounds...
happy spring to all :)
big ladybug hugs
lynn

slumberless42 said...

I so look forward to your new posts, I anxiously wait to see your new nests! Wonderfull!!

Lululiz said...

Hurrah, another chance to win one of your stunning nests. Have to admit to trying before and failing miserably, lol, but hey, perhaps this time is my time. Thank you so much for offering such a beautiful giveaway.

Lululiz said...

Oh, and of course I am follower, a drooling one every time I see one of your nests.

Lululiz said...

What do I love about Spring? Hmm, so many things, but especially all the different shades of greens everywhere you look. From the lightest yellowy green tiny leaves to the richest deep greens, there are so many beautiful shades to admire. We were driving through the French countryside last week in beautiful sunshine and I am sure my son thought I was totally bonkers constantly shouting out " just look at those beautiful greens, such gorgeous colours! "

Lululiz said...

And yes, you are mad to take on 47 nests, lol, but who wants to be totally sane? Boring! I just try and imagine the range of your feelings right now, the sense of accomplishment, the relief of having finished this mammoth task..... are you starting to miss the feel of the needles and the yarns already???

Dorthe said...

Hi dearest Vicki,
as alwayes they are like a dream, your nests,--and so many---how are your arms, and fingers sweet ? :)
Your little corner in your garten looks so absolutely beautiful, and for the jewel birds I can only say :LOVE THEM--
As I`m the most happy owner of two nests, I will not be in your drawing, but I wish everyone else the best of luck-you will love to hold Vicki`s sweet nest in your hands.
Happy spring dear, and big hugs.
Dorthe

Pixie said...

Spring...what do i love about it? I love that I can warm my bare arms in the warm sunshine (when it decides to be warm and sunny here in Lincolnshire).

I would cut off my left pinky-toe for one of those nests!

Pixie said...

I am a follower, too!

Pixie said...

and 47 nests? I cannot even commit myself to making 6 ATCs these days. Way to go! You may indeed be crazy, but your work is fabulous!

PoetessWug said...

Ooooo! What I like most about Spring is the Robins hopping around in my yard and FLOWERS growing!! Is there anything else like it?!! :-)

PoetessWug said...

I'm a regular follower of yours and I just had to come back to tell you how great I thought that opening poem was!! :-] You know I'm a poet...and I was impressed with you! Just talented 'all over the place'! Yes you are! ^_^

Granny Lyn's Garden said...

There are so many things I love about spring ,but the one of the first ,is hearing the frogs singing!!!

Granny Lyn's Garden said...

I am a follower and really enjoy your blog.

mybabyjohn said...

What do I love about spring? NO SNOW!!! THAT'S what I love the most. After that, seeing those beautiful little green shoots coming up through the dead leaves of the year before has to be tops. The little kittens coming out on the pussy willow branches is a biggie too. Of course, there is also the appearance of some of the most beautiful nests I have ever seen that heralds the arrival of spring.

mybabyjohn said...

Yes, I am a follower of yours. Happy Spring.

mybabyjohn said...

47 nests....phew.....queen of the nest builders for sure.

SuZeQ said...

It just wouldn't be right for me to win yet another nest so, if Maddy Dear pulls my name, just pretend it didn't happen. I do wish to tell you thought that you are not numb and you are not dumb ... you just love to knit beautiful nests. My favorite Springtime love is the newness, the freshness and the happiness I feel surrounded by blue skies, sunshine, green grass, buds, flowers and chirping birds.

mybabyjohn said...

Of course I will post about your contest......

Deb said...

Hi Vicki ~ my favorite thing about spring is mulch! Yep...I love the fresh smell of mulch around all my flower beds. I order a huge dump truck load, and it takes me awhile to get it all spread. This year I haven't started because another thing I love about spring is white picket fences...and I've been frantically painting mine--it's taking awhile!

Deb said...

I'm a follower, too!

Deb said...

Hi knitting Vicki! You are amazing...and yes, a little crazy to knit all those beautiful nests! And I know all the recipients will love theirs!

The French Bear said...

Vicki, another fabulous nest, oh my you are so full of energy....wow! 47 nests!!!!! I love the birds, they are gorgeous, and the tea towel is stunning!!!!
Can't wait to see more of your holiday, I loved reading the last post and those photos are so wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xxxx

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Spring means "hope" to me. It's a beginning of warm days, neighbors stopping by, seeds popping,and best of all the laughter of children playing outside. No inside voices needed anymore.

Vintage Sandy said...

Oh Vicki I would just love to be the winner of one of your nest they are beyond beautiful...I love "SPRING" because of the new life it brings, the sweet,crisp fresh air the beautiful,fragrant flowers to look at ,it's just a whole new beginning of what God has given us to nurture and enjoy!
Hugz
Sandy

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I would love to own one of your nests as well! Please enter me in the drawing and then pick my name ~ lol. Connie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am a follower :-D I forgot to tell you what I love about spring. That would be everything - the birds singing, the trees budding, the flowers revealing themselves through the earth's surface, and the weather and how good it makes me feel, just to name some.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

gorgeous as always. oh my...they always leave me speechless vicki! (Now...onto a certain other theme you have in mind? :) J'adore these sweet and breathtaking creations. would LOVE to have a spring one of my own. I love "Le Printemps" because it is when everything comes back to life: nature....and my soul.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i am a happy follower! :)

myriamkreativ said...

Hi my dear Vicki,
I cant stop - jump there I am to join in your giveaway - you know I love your nests.... and I will post about it.
2.) I follow your since I found you *lol*
3.) The tea towel is simply wonderful
4.) You definitely are crazy to knit over fourty nests (but I can understand everybody who wants his own little treasured nest...)
5.) What I love about spring - every single thing - the nature waking up, the birds singing like crazy, the colour, the feeling - its such a good feeling to know winter has gone *sigh*.
Love & kisses
Myriam

lynne said...

Oh Vicki, those nests are so beautifull ,that you made so many is a fete in itself and you are not crazy just very talented and ......well yes crazy. Love your pictures of the daffodils in your garden, they remind me of the Lake District in England, what I love about spring is the spring flowers and the feeling of rebirth (being a labour and delivery nurse.),the earth refreshes itself once a year and its my favourite time of the year. Love this site, thanks ,Lynne

lynne said...

I love your nests and your incredible talent yes and your craziness to make so many,,,,also I love the pictures of your daffodils in the garden.They remind me of spring in the Lake District in England. I love the feeling of re-birth in the spring time ( I am a labour and delivery nurse),its like the earth is refreshing itself and it gives us all hope. Thanks for your blog Vicki, carry on creating..Lynne

Cinder says said...

One of my favorite parts of spring are the lovely fresh clean smells that drift in from an open window.
I also love the longer days and blooming bulbs.

Thanks for this generous give away!

xo

cw33stone at aol dot com

Cinder says said...

I think you are just one of those people that has a hard time saying "no".
That's why you made so many baskets....not dumb just optmistic that it wouldn't be so difficult to do! You must love it too.

xo

cw33stone at aol dot com

Cinder says said...

I am a follower! : )

cw33stone at aol dot com

Jody Hammer said...

Even here in Florida spring is different. Spring also brings us more rain. The grass and trees look so much happier for it. The Jasmine blooms *mmmmmmmm* and so do the orange trees, *achoo*. (And believe me, the fragrance of the orange blossoms definilty outweighs the stuffy, runny nose and sore throat the pollen gives me if I'm not taking my claritin) I love that the days are getting noticibly longer and that it is warm enough to go to the beach again. It reminds me that renewal can happen anytime, anywhere.

Grace said...

What I love most about Spring is that first warm-ish day when I can open all the windows in my house and hear the birds singing :)

Grace said...

I follow your blog :)

Grace said...

I blogged about the giveaway! http://calledtocreativity.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

Erica said...

What a lovely prize!! My favorite part of spring is the awakening of nature. The birds sing happier, the trees earn their leaves, and the flowers sprout their buds. (And it's not yet 100 degrees here in TX!)

Grace said...

You were totally crazy to make all these nests! Haha And I would be just as crazy! :D

Erica said...

I'm a follower! (I can't tell if I already was one or just signed up - but either way, I'm in there!)

Jan said...

I AM a follower....wouldn't miss keeping up with your life!

So enter my name! I love those nests!

Jan said...

And here I am again.....

What I love about Spring? BIRDS!!! They leave our town at 8,000' every Fall and it's so QUIET here all winter. Now the Red-headed Finch's are back in full force/the bluebirds are nesting/the robins are chirping!

Jan said...

You are not nuts...you are dedicated! The nests are so pretty and I'm a fan of fiber (I have a ton of it myself), so can appreciate the tactile nests. And those birds....to die for!

Ok, here is my 3rd entry.

I have all my limbs crossed!

Hugs
Jan

Mila said...

Ciao Vicki :)
Your "Spring Nesting" ex "Winter" ;) is sooo similar to "Twilight" movie when Edward & Bella are on a leaf green full of wonderful & colorful flowers...
I'm a fan of this Saga :))
Anyway, your nest is simply gorgeous!

Hugs & Smiles,
Mila :)

Whimsey Creations said...

Just beautiful as usual! And those jeweled birds are to die for. I just can't wait to see your autumn nests - be sure to put me on the list for one of them - I just love fall colors. The original nest I got from you is still in my studio waiting for me to make a little birdie to put in it - one of these days LOL And don't you just love Anthropolgie? I could stay in there looking for hours. Hugs!

Whimsey Creations said...

And of course I'm a follower!

Whimsey Creations said...

Of course you aren't crazy - exactly LOLOLOL I don't know if I could do that many of one thing all in a row though. Looking forward to more photos. I remember when I was a kid my grandfather had some kind of job in Curacao for awhile - he loved it down there.

MosaicMagpie said...

My response would have to be what is there NOT to like about spring. A time of renewal, new birth and the coming of life from all that is bare and grey. I always look forward to the wood poppies blooming, that is supposed to be the sign that all freezing weather has passed.
Deb

MosaicMagpie said...

I am a faithful follower! Love every minute of it!
Deb

MosaicMagpie said...

Now it is not the fact you created 47 nests that I find crazy. It is the fact you created 47 nests AND were looking forward to mowing the grass that I find crazy. You must be like a little energizer bunny!
Deb

Mary Lea said...

You do amazingly creative work! I can't believe how gorgeous your little nests are! And yes...you must be crazy..to make 47 of them!

Fruen said...

Hi Vicki
I would really love to join your give away again, maybe I´m lucky this time :-)
What I love about springtime is, temperatures rising, sun gets up earlier, farmers working outside, hanging my laundry outside, staying a LOT more outside, knitting outside...and I could go on,I just love springtime.

Fruen said...

Hi Vicki
I´m a follower and I love those little birds nests. The colurs you use are my favorite.

Kis

Fruen said...

Hi again ;-)
I have made a post on my blog, about your give away.

Kis

Fruen said...

Last comment from me :-)
You are really a little crazy, making so many nests. But They are so beautiful and I would really love to win both the lovely tea towel and nest.
Have a nice day
Kis

gigi knits said...

Woould love to add this nest to the one I have,, they are so gorgeous..They remind me of the blue birds nest we had in out back yard when we were living in upstate NY..

gigi knits said...

What I love about spring is to hear the birds singing in the mornings.. and to have the windows open and smell the fresh spring air coming into the house.

Peggy said...

Spring -- I love the flowers -- period.
Thanks for the great giveaway -- what a treat!

*The Old Geezer said...

Greetings from Southern California

I added myself to follow your blog.
I invite you to visit my blog and become a follower if you want too.

God bless you and have a nice day :-)

Robin Sanchez said...

I think these are the best nests yet...and so many!! I just love them!! They keep getting better.

I would love to win this one....I like anything to do with birds...could it be because my name is Robin??

Robin Sanchez said...

Im a follower too.

I love spring for the flowers and their fragrance. Everything is in bloom.

Robin

HHCampbell said...

Oh, what I love most about spring is when it is watching all the birds returning from their winter habitats and starting their nests. And it finally being warm enough to go out with a light jacket or sweater and putter in the garden among the emerging plants.

Your nests are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Helen

HHCampbell said...

Another thing I love about spring is hunting for Morel mushrooms. It's like an Easter egg hunt.
Thanks again for your give away!
Helen

HHCampbell said...

Oh, besides being a follower (thus the two previous posts) I have mentioned your give away on my blog. http://hhcampbell.blogspot.com. Hope it helps get a few more followers for you.
Cheers!
Helen

HHCampbell said...

P.S. I think you were a bit nuts.. okay mostly bonkers, to create 47 nests! Although if you really love making them, it's probably not as crazy as it sounds.
Cheers!
Helen

RobinBirdsNest said...

I love your nests!! Beautiful! I love spring riding around with my husband on his motorcycle and smelling the orange blossoms!

RobinBirdsNest said...

I am a follower!

RobinBirdsNest said...

I just posted about your beautiful giveaway on my blog!
thanks for the chance!
www.robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com

RobinBirdsNest said...

wow! 47 nests! Can't imagine how much work that was. but they are so gorgeous! but yes, you were probably crazy to commit to it, crazy in a good way! the tea towel is adorable too.

Sherri said...

Vicki, I love your nest creations! Spring to me means blossoms on the trees and when the float down it looks like a wedding celebration!!

Sherri said...

I am definitely a follower of your lovely blog!!

Christina said...

I always think of spring as a new beginning - for the plants that didn't do so well last year, as well as myself - starting a new diet that I might actually stick to or whatever else didn't work well over the winter. Love your little bird nests - am a true follower, but don't have a blog.

Christina said...

Love spring for the promise of new beginnings! Love your birds nests and am a follower, but don't have a blog. Love reading about your exciting trips.

Retired Knitter said...

You have such a good eye for color.

susan jenkins said...

I LOVE your photo's of Spring!! I am so ready here! When i look at your gorgeous nests I am so happy i have mine! So much work in everyone one. Love the sweet sparkly birds! Beautiful blog post as always!you know i am a follower!!
xx Susan

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sweet Vicki,

Here I am....Here I am.....not sure where I was but I'm here now with you!!

Ok I am going to be a Nest Hog and
enter your Giveaway for one of your beautiful Nests!!

And... you made how many??? OMGoodness girl your litttle fingers need a rest!!! ;)

Love ya!! You already know I'm a happy follower of yours!!

Susan
Art of Mine

sjmcdowell said...

I LOVe Spring time because it is warm...I really do not like to be cold...I love the spring flowers and the flowering dogwood and cherry trees.
I can wear linen again and feel happy!!

Love ya,

Susan

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Vicki,

I posted your Spring time Nest Giveaway on my blog as well.

Love and Hugs,

Susan

Silke said...

Oh, what a gorgeous post, Vicki!! And gorgeous nest!!! What do I love about spring? Well, what is there not to love about spring? Right now, my favorite are the wrens nesting by our front door... Love, Silke

Silke said...

Of course I am a follower!! Definitely!!! :)

Silke said...

And... I just blogged about your giveaway...

Silke said...

47 nests?!? I get tired and exhausted just reading about it!! You are Superwoman!!!! Love, Silke

audrey said...

Hi Vicki.
I love Spring because I can open the windows and feel the new fresh air and I can hear the birds sing and see the beautiful flowers blooming and the green appearing on the trees. Spring is a joy filled blessing!
♥ audrey

audrey said...

Hi Vicki...
Yep, I'm a happy follower of your beautiful blog.
♥ audrey

audrey said...

Vicki.
I've posted about your Spring Celebration Nest Giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. The tea towel is sweet.
♥ audrey

audrey said...

Me again, Vicki.
47 Nests!! Crazy? No, I would not use that word. I think I would just say that you love what you do. And I love that you do it. (: And I love that you are having this giveaway! I will be hoping.
♥ audrey

PS - verif. word is metrobar. We have a restaurant/bar here in Roanoke called METRO. The word was made just for me. hahaha

Janet Ghio said...

I would love to win one of these beautiful nests!! I have just become a follower. Did you embroider that fabulous piece also?

Juju said...

Having fresh flowers in my house makes me smile.. thank you Spring for providing them! And thank you Vicki for continuing this work of love. So much joy is realized because of your work!

Juju said...

Your pics of warmer weather are gorgeous.. and 'thank you' to the Gardner as well!! Glad to know your nesting is complete.. so pretty!

Retired Knitter said...

I love spring because a new mix if birds returns to my feeder. But to be toyally honest my favorite season is winter.

Mystica said...

I would love to win one of these. Such a lot of love has gone into this creation.

Mystica said...

If you enjoyed the creation of these nests and I think you did, then no you are not crazy.

vicki said...

Marjorie says-
My love of spring is that I feel extremely lucky to be enjoying another spring and the warmth and the sunshine with friends. During this year two friends will not have the pleasure and it does make my realise how precious every minute is.

how lovely to read your blog on your holiday, the pictures are amazing.

jude1 said...

What I love best about spring is the smell...you can feel the newness in the air.

Jude

jude1 said...

I love to watch the birds in the spring.

Jude

Me and Bis said...

Spring is the "rebirth" of everything or maybe the awakening of nature after a long winter nap. Even with me, makes me perk up and get fresh ideas flowing. And if that doesn't perk me up, then these precious (no you are not crazy for creating them)nests do it for me! So much thought and time put into them. Very much appreciated!!! Absolutely love them!!!

Me and Bis said...

Spring is the rebirth of nature. An awakening of nature after a long winter nap. Gets fresh ideas flowing in my mind. And if Spring doesn't get me going, these nests do, just gorgeous and inspiring. So appreciative of the time spent, and your creative talent.

chedeb5353 said...

The bird nests are fabulous! So glad I found your blog! My favorite thing about spring is warm weather and flowers. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

I follow on GFC and would love to win!! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

I think you are crazy for taking on such a large task as making 47 nests!! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your nests are extraordinarily gorgeous. Congrats on making 47 of them. That is an achievement! What I like most about spring is it is the time the earth reawakens. The flowers bloom and the birds return. Everything is bathed in beauty. Thanks for the opportunity. Theresa

Createology said...

Oh how I have been lusting after one of your breathtaking handknit nests. This one must be meant for me as April 12th is Mr. C's birthday and May 25th is my dear departed Mother's birthday and she would be swooning over your nests.
Spring for me means renewed life, nature, energy, creating art and a fresh start after the long dreary winter.
Thank you for this opportunity to covet one of your fabulous nests.

Createology said...

Now I am returning because I simply must have another opportunity to be selected to give your beautiful nest a very good home. I have followed your blog and your travels and your nests for some time. Thank you again. Happy weekend...

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, goodness,I just spent a half hour on your cruise pictures-they are gorgeous!
What I love about Spring---Everything! Especially after the last winter, it was brutal!
I love your nests so much! Please pick me!
Hugs,
Sherry

Createology said...

Ouch...47 nests in one lot is an enormous undertaking. However you did it and somehow I think you will be ready when the time comes for you to create the next lovely lot of breathtaking nests. Your summer series with the seashells was stunning also. Oh how I desire to have one of your creations. Thank you once again.

Rustique Gal said...

And yes, I am a follower! The Gardener's turtle pics are excellent and beautiful.
Sherry

The Cranky Queen said...

Spring reminds me of "rebirth"...everything is starting over...flowers sprout from the ground, leaves bud, bird nests are built & eggs are layed....Easter reminds us of Our Risen Savior..
Your nest is so beautiful...your talents are definitely God given.
Blessings, Tiff

The Cranky Queen said...

I am a new follower & loved browsing your blog. Tiff

Rustique Gal said...

I can't believe you made 47 nests! I'd never want to see another one if I had done that!
Sherry

Fursdon House said...

What i love most about the spring -

The fresh pure air, holding a promise of renewal, of second chances and new beginnings.

The chirping of birds - busy, busy, busy. And bees buzzing and butterflies flying.

The soft sweet flowers peeking from their buds, timid at first, but courage building, breaking free and bursting forth.

This is spring - and what I love most.

Jan of Fursdon House

Fursdon House said...

Follower I am - of one of the most unique expressions of art I've seen in a very, very long time!
Love and Blessings, Jan

Fursdon House said...

Crazy? Of course you're crazy! That's the best thing about you! Besides, just think how boring "normal" would be!!
May God Bless, Jan

Rustique Gal said...

Vicki, Now, I've gone and posted a link on my blog. Thanks for your generousity!
Sherry

Fursdon House said...

Back again! Just posted about your spring giveaway on my own blog. I'm still amazed with these nests! Absolutely fabulous! Take a nice rest now, to gear up for the next go-around! :) Jan

Heavens2Betsy said...

I am awestruck by the beauty of your knitted nest. They are spectacular creations and would love to own one. Please enter me in your draw. Penny

Captain Shagrat said...

Crazy of course you are, but what a sense of acheivement. When I was younger I preferred winter the crispness and the dark cozy nights. However now that I am older time seems more important and Spring is that much more welcome with the longer days. Why does the beauty of nature seem to grab you more when you get older? Simple spring flowers like the primula and cowslip are now amongst my very favorite flowers. Fingers crossed a exquisite nesty comes my way

Captain Shagrat said...

I am a regular follower too, looks like all your other followers are here too. ;-)

cottageprims said...

So pretty! I love the Fresh life of spring feels like a new begining.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I'm a follower.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

Although the next are soooo pretty,you are crazy for trying to make so many!!! I'm happy you did though because now you can share! Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

Posting to my blog for the extra chance and special drawing.So generous of you!~Amy

Pop Art Minis said...

Oh, me oh my with a heavy sigh I definitely love spring too.
Flowers poppin' birds a singing
A joyous time when springs a springing! Your nests are BEAUTIFUL. Would be magical fun to have one! Please count me in!

Pop Art Minis said...

I'm back to comment one more time...following now, oh, and I love your rhyme! So my 2nd entry I do believe...discovering what spring has up her sleeve!Thanks again for such an awesome giveaway...I found you from Silke Powers Blogpost!

stampdiva said...

I would love to win one of your nests and have that touch of Spring and nature.
Thank you for allowing me the chance to win.
Wishes
Lynne M

Gifts By Katherine said...

I'm a happy follower. What a lovely and magical giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh your nests are just the sweetest signs of spring I've seen so far. Darling!!!!
I love to see the cherry trees beginning to show the little buds, I know spring isn't far behind.
Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

I can't believe I hadn't found you already. I'm a follower now!
Lynn

Rita in Kansas said...

Your little Nests are just "Breathtaking" so much color yet very soothing and pleaseing to the eye.All the wonderful supplies used give it so much depth and texture,how could you make so many?Most of all give them away?Thank you for giving us a chance to be the proud Owner of one!

yaya said...

I love seeing my grass just keep getting greener each day...then discovering the bulbs planted last fall coming up and blooming! I love your nests and would truly enjoying giving it a home here in the Pines...and finally, I'm one of the folks without an email and was just going to do that today and make it available..thanks for the reminder! Happy Spring!

yaya said...

I am a follower too!

yaya said...

Oh, and I would say you're crazy to make so many nests, but then you wouldn't have this awesome giveaway! And also,I love all the pics of your beautiful vacation. I swear, it helped me get through the end of a very long and cold winter here. Thank goodness we have made it to spring!

JoAnne said...

Hi Vicki,
Why do I love spring? NO MORE SNOW, and the return of green and flowers and birds and warmth, and of course the debut of your gorgeous spring nests!

JoAnne said...

And yes, I am a follower!

JoAnne said...

And I will happily post your giveaway on my blog!

JoAnne said...

And Vicki you are crazy to commit to 47 nests, but it's the good kind of crazy that made 47 people very happy!

Gert said...

What a wonderful 'giveaway' !! I would love to win this..smile..

I love spring because of the nice weather, singing of the birds and the fact I can get out and walk!

Blessings...
Gert

Gert said...

I am a new follower and really don't think you're crazy..but 47 is really a lot of nests..smile..

xoxo Gert

Gert said...

I will be putting your wonderful 'giveaway' on my blog.

soso Gert

Gert said...

Love you blog...so glad I found you!

Blessings..
xoxo Gert

Lili said...

Oh how I have missed your posts while we were away! Good heavens I can't imagine making 47 of anything Vicki! You are so giving to actually offer up another one of your beautiful creations. I much prefer the spring daffodils right now in your images since we still have a tiny amount of snow left in the shady nooks around here. Spring will be a welcome sight when it finally comes for us! Those bejeweled birdies are so precious too. Do you ever rest up your little fingers, you are amazing! xo ~Lili

Fun With This and That said...

Hi Hope one of the nice are mine ,I have not heard from you ,Wish we had flower here it is still cold Laura

Phyllis said...

All your nests are so gorgeous, but the one you are giving away is spectacular.

It's hard to say what I like best about spring. Being an advid gardner, I love that I can plant again and watch all the plants wake up from winter.

And I can't believe thatyou made 47 nests. I can't wait till fall to get mine!!

She Uses Her Words said...

Vicki you have outdone yourself with this beautiful nest! It is lovely!
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks so much, xo, Karen

She Uses Her Words said...

I am a follower already. The thing I love most about Spring is that everything is so fresh and new after the gray, cold months of winter. I just posted about our winds here in southeastern Washington and how ready I am for Spring!
Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful nest.
xo, Karen

She Uses Her Words said...

Vicki,
I must say that I am amazed that you knitted 47 nests in such a short period of time. The work you put into them is phenomenal! Crazy...nah! Dedicated, yes!
I will post about your giveaway on my blog this Tuesday and will leave a comment when I do.
xo, Karen

Sherry said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite part of Spring unless I just say "the flowers!" The fragrance of hyacinths might be a more singular choice. I really enjoy your blog and think your nests are just amazing!

Sherry said...

I don't think I can bring myself to say that you were crazy to commit to making 47 nests! Maybe just a little screwy!?! But, don't you feel good that you did now that they're done?!? I'm impressed and inspired!

kalucas said...

I love spring! New life, budding flowers and trees, and feeling the warm sun once again. I am so excited to have a chance at winning one of your gorgeous nests. You are so talented Vicki.

kalucas said...

I love spring! New life, budding flowers and trees, and feeling the warm sun once again. I am so very excited to have a chance to win one of your gorgeous nests. You are extremely talented Vicki.

dulcy said...

Oh my gosh! There's so many comments here I feel a little lost.... but I'm in springy heaven right now. If you check out my blog you can see how obsessed I've been about all the beautiful changes that are happening. My favorite springy thing to do is take nature walks, discover hidden clumps of bluebells, watch the robins hopping about, and working on my current springtime hooked rug. I've admire your nests from afar for quite awhile. It's so generous of you to include one in a giveaway. And the tea towel is just the cutest!
xo
dulcy

dulcy said...

Hi! I'm back, and a happy follower of your lovely blog. Just getting ready to head outdoors for a Sunday walk. The sky is blue and the dogwoods are in bloom. Sending springtime wishes to you!
xx
dulcy

dulcy said...

Oh dear! I don't feel right telling you you're "crazy". But, it does seem like an awfully big challenge to keep track of all these comments and give away such beautiful prizes. But, I'm very glad that you're not only generous to do this, but a tad bit crazy also! Well.... crazy in a good way...
xo
dulcy

TamboinMO said...

I rarely enter give aways, because I just can't see them in my home...however, your nest is a thing of beauty. I'm so glad Dulcy let me know about your blog.
The thing I love best about spring is that the sparrows are back and busily building their condo of nests on our sunporch...watching them tend their nests and catch bugs and sing their songs makes my heart sing.

Megan said...

How unbelievably gorgeous are your nests! I adore them! My favorite thing about Spring has to be the beauty of the tulips and daffodils pushing through the soil to announce Spring is here! Megan supermeg1718 at yahoo dot com

Suzie Button said...

I LOVE your nests! How ingenious a creation! I love everything about Spring! The smell of the green grass, the flowers, the birds chirping! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I am a new follower too! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I posted your giveaway with a link back to you on the sidebar of my blog! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I hate calling people "crazy" but that's a LOT of nests, and since you insisted, ok, you're a bit kooky! ha! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

dulcy said...

I have happily added a nice little bluebird post about your lovely giveaway!
xx
dulcy

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Your nests are absolutely beautiful, would love a chance to win one. My favorite thing about Spring is the tree frogs singing their song and all green popping out.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I am a follower and would love a second chance to win the lovely nest.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog, so would love a third chance to win.

Jackie

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

You are not crazy, just determined. I admire you for getting them all done. I just love them.

Jackie

Scrappy Grams said...

Congrats on your winning the Peter Rabbit banner!

What I love about spring- I look forward to the reawakening of the trees and plants, the births of baby animals, and warmer weather so that I can take long walks on the greenway paths our city has.

Kristen said...

I look forward to seeing the crocuses in my garden. They are always the first flowers to bloom and help convince me that spring really is arriving!

Kristen said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Kristen said...

I'm not sure if you're crazy or not for making 47 nests, but you're definitely dedicated!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

so naturey!
so lovely!
xx

coinguyslady said...

I love your nests.Great job.

Michelle Palmer said...

Your daffodils are so sweet :) Your nest is GORGEOUS!
I love the little peeks of green breaking through the soil~ a new surprise everyday... as they seem to grow through the night :)
The bright green leaves coming on the hedges... and the thrill of seeing a tiny bird nest here and there~ feathered neighbors moving in!
Wishing you joy!
Michelle

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vicki,
I have been catching up with you today and my goodness girl you have been a busy little bird, making your sweet nests...I love your Spring nest and it sure would look lovely next to my shore nest :)
Please drop my name into the hat and maybe if I'm really lucky your Miss Maddy girl will pick my name..
Your vacation looked amazing and so beautiful!
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm a follower of course, would not want to miss a post!
hugs, Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vicki,
I posted about your Spring Celebration on my side bar...
Elizabeth xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

OK, so you want me to say you are CRAZY..."You crazy creative girl you" I don't really think you are crazy just passionate about your nests!
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh how I would LOVE to win!! They are the most beautiful nests I've ever seen!!

Elisabeth Palzkill said...

Ich mache gerne mit.
Sonnige Grüße
Elisabeth

twoives said...

Spring is awakening to me. The birds are having babies, the squirrels are flitting, flowers are blooming, everything is greening up. Spring brings hope. I would love to have one of your wonderful nests. They are amazing!!!

Sondra

twoives said...

I am a new follower, but I am so glad I got here. Love what you do. Love the turtles. You are gifted and blessed with three beautiful children. Thank you for sharing with us. And I would LOVE to win one of your beautiful nests!

Sondra

twoives said...

I am sure that you are not crazy....obsessed maybe, but not crazy. But when you start creating it is sometimes hard to stop. And as I scroll through the pictures each nest is different from the next. You are an artist!!!

Sondra

She Uses Her Words said...

Hi Vicki,
I just posted about your Spring Nest Giveaway on my blog and included some pictures.
Have a great day! xo, Karen

MosaicMagpie said...

I did a post on your lovely nests, I hope you get lots of visitors.
Deb

lizzie said...

Your nests are so AWESOME! I love them...What I love most about spring are the new flowers...the smells and the awesome greenhouses full of flowers.

Esme said...

Vicki, the nests are so beautiful-you have so much talent. The tea towel is also darling. The daffodils are such a sign of spring.

I love all the flowers that are blooming in the springtime.

Have a lovely eve.

myriamkreativ said...

Hi Vicki,
thank your for your nice comment about my bunnies. The children love them and I have to produce one after the other *lol*. I look at that magnolia when i look out my kitchen window - isn`t it beautiful. I love it. Always thinking of you when I have my latte. Hugs & kisses Myriam

A Scattering said...

Hi Vicki! what I love most about spring is the return of colour after months of snow and grey.

A Scattering said...

I'm an official Vicki groupie/follower.

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