Sunday, April 28, 2019

Introducing the Woodland Spring nest...

Just in time for Spring's much anticipated arrival...
Introducing my beautiful "new" Woodland Spring nest...

After an extended absence from creativity...
I'm so excited to finally bring you a new nest design.
A fresh and updated look to the long standing favorite
Woodland Nest..
the true essence of Spring. 

 to celebrate my return to "nesting"...
the Woodland nest is getting a "redo!"
A glittered gold leaf vine
encircles the nest.
Accents of vintage glass woodland flowers,
vintage silk millinery,
and a tiny fairy nest with eggs
are all part of this new 

Only 15 of these beautiful nests
were created.
When I announced that after a long absence, 
I was returning to
my "nesting"...
with a "new version of this old favorite"...
the waiting list was filled within a few hours time.
Honestly, I never dreamed that my nests
 would be so loved. 

All of these nests are currently RESERVED,
except for ONE!!!.
there  is ONLY ONE extra nest available
 for sale at this moment.
That nest is listed in my ETSY shop
Those of you on the waiting list
will find your nest listed in my ETSY shop
with your name in the listing.
(click on the link above to be directed to my ETSY shop)
For those who may be interested..
NEXT year's waiting list is currently available.

Some particulars about the nest..
Each nest measures approximately
 5 1/2 inches in diameter 
and is about 4 1/2 inches tall.
These nests are for home decor use only
and are not suitable for outside use.

this Woodland nest design
is created every spring.
This is the ONLY nest design
that is ever
(nests in my Designer series are not ever repeated.)
 Expect another updated new design 
for this nest next Spring. 
The waiting list is now open
and you may email me if you are interested
in a placement on the list.

 Many times I am asked
if someone may share my photos of the nests...
I want you to know that you may do so 
with my blessing.
You do not need to email me to 
ask for permission. 
You are more than welcome to share
my nest photos on any social media outlet,
including your own personal blogs.

Presentation is everything...
Your nest will arrive
beautifully wrapped in tissue paper 
designed by my talented friend Sue Kosec. 
(you can access her blog by clicking her name)
Tied onto every package
 will be one of Sue's amazing bird designs. 
Sue's tissue, tags, and birds 
are very much a part of what makes each nest
so special when it arrives at your home.

Working with my yarns again
has been exhilarating.
I am so grateful that you have welcomed
me back into this amazing community
of talented artists.
That you continue to love and support
my nest creations 
is so humbling.
Thank you from the bottom
of my heart...

Another new nest is coming!! 
A new design in my charitable Designer series will debut in June.
As promised...(way too long ago)...a Patriotic theme nest is now in the works.  The Freebird nest will debut in mid June...(so that you can display the nest during your summer celebrations). 
I'll have more info about that nest in my next blog post...
but for now, that waiting list is now open and available. 
I will make approximately 25 nests, (half of which have already been reserved.) 

Remember that my Designer series nests are never repeated. Once that design sells out, it is gone forever. The proceeds from the sale of that nest will be donated to charity..(more about that later, also.)  I'll be back in a few weeks with more info about that nest.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Woodland Spring nest... coming soon

Coming soon...

Those of you on the waiting list will be hearing from me within the next few weeks. This nest is absolutely stunning... the most beautiful Woodland nest yet. I'm so excited for you to see it!
Coming soon....


Friday, March 8, 2019

Hello from my heart....(and some nesting updates)

Hello everyone...
 I'm sure that you did not expect to hear from me... 
but I wanted to let you know that we are all doing well and...
life goes on...

For the longest time I did not have the spirit to touch my yarns or to tackle a project...but now, I am stronger. A lot has happened since I last posted (over 2 years ago.) My son and the little girls are doing well. They have moved closer and are living in the same town as me, only a few minutes away. God has blessed him with a new love and the little girls have a family with two new sisters and a wonderful "Mommy". They have a new life, a new home, and new reasons to laugh and love. (The little girls are staying overnight at my house as I am writing this... and their giggles and laughter rings all through my home...

The promise of Spring has brought me the desire to begin new projects. I am working on new Woodland nests for spring and will list them in my ETSY shop by early April. I hope to have 12 nests to share with you. If you are interested in a Woodland nest you may email me at or to reserve one. I am updating the Woodland nest design and these nests will have some beautiful bling to carry them into Spring.

Regarding the  Freebird Patriotic nest.... it WILL happen this summer. That nest is already in production at this moment. The first one is already finished and it is beyond beautiful.  Those of you who initially ...(so very long ago) requested to reserve one of these nests... will receive an email from me in the next few days asking if you are still interested. If anyone else is interested in reserving one of these nests... simply drop me an email. There will be about 30 nests total to share and approximately 20 of them are already reserved....(or at least they were.) I am sure that many of those will open back up and will be available as it has been so very long since I last made contact with you all.

There is a part of me that can't help but wonder if you have all gone away. I continue to receive emails regarding the nests, however,... I truly don't have a guess as to the interest that might be out there. So--- I am going to make these nests... and then we will see from there. 

Regarding the Kindness Quilt Project...
I will say this and then we will speak of it no more....
I could not do it. It was like a giant elephant in the room and I could not move past it. Seeing the huge collection made my heart hurt so bad. It reminded me of all the hopes that we had for Alicia and then the heartbreak that we had to face when we lost her. 

For the longest time they sat here and I kept telling myself that I would get strong enough to finish this project. It is so unlike me to not finish something that I start -- especially since so many of you were so generous. But I couldn't... and it was weighing me down. So...
Just a few weeks ago, I gathered up all of your beautiful donations and I sent them to a friend who has a lovely knitting group in her retirement village. That group of ladies put every one of your beautiful squares into a collection of 6 lap quilts. They embellished them and filled them with love and prayers. They were all given to people who truly were in need of a gift of love and kindness. That was the original intent of course.... it was just done by someone else...
and that in itself... was a gift from God. 

Now that the quilts have been made and given away...
I feel that I am free of that project. Honestly, I had no idea that it was weighing me down so much. My heart is lighter and I now have the energy and spirit to move forward with my knitting and nesting projects. The prizes that were promised for the Kindness Project are going into the mail next week... so I can now put this project to rest. Thank you for understanding... 

You won't find me here at my blog on a regular basis --- only when I have nesting or knitting project news. (It's been so long since I did a blog post, that I almost had forgotten how!!)
I do post regularly on Instagram....almost everyday!! It's so much easier to post there. You can follow me there if you wish on my 2BagsFull page. 

I'll be back in a few weeks with photos of the newly designed Woodland nests. I'm so excited for you to see them...
I still love you all...