Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Foggy Morning Nests

My little spirit, see
sets quietly in a foggy mist and gently waits for me~~~
William Shakespeare

Up early this morning while the fog hang low. Wanted to do a photo shoot before these little nests were packed up to send to their happy homes.

As I was dragging all the nests out the door and across the yard, the Gardener said, "are you crazy?" (yea, I probably am~~~)




My heartfelt appreciation to those of you who have been patiently waiting for many months for your nests. I am working so very hard to make them beautiful and special for you all - they will be worth the wait, I promise!



The Gardener has a little joke that he wants me to share with you all. (It's not funny - trust me!) "What do you call a person who has more yarn than Vicki?" ANSWER - A Yarn Store Owner. (Ha Ha!) (I told you it wasn't funny!~~~)

This has been such a busy summer! Please understand that I am "nesting" like crazy and that I do not always have time to visit blogs right now. I have to do that in between nests! I will catch up later, I promise! I just want to say that you all mean so very much to me - please don't let my absence make you think that I am no longer interested in your projects or your lives. I AM!!! I am about a third of the way through the "nesting" so far! I think that is pretty darn good!
We are headed to our special place for a few days. I am going to spend some time walking the beautiful beach and listening to the crash of the waves against the sand. I have so much to be thankful for and this is, for me, a place to find peace and to reflect on my many blessings. I have friends who need my prayers and no where is the power of the Lord more present than in the never ending force of the mighty ocean. "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me." Psalms 139
While I am gone - I will be doing that special photo shoot at the Canaveral National Seashore - be watching for that! (Oh yea, I will be "nesting" while I am away!)


michelle said...

beautiful nests sweetie!enjoy your time on the beach.blessings and hugs michelle

Patty C. said...

The nests are wonderful - Enjoy that special place :)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Only a beautiful mind could imagine & create these precious nests, each more special than the next. I'm simply blown away by your talent.

Safe journey.
Enjoy the sand between your toes.

knitalatte said...

Wonderful to hear you are headed to the seashore. I know how much you enjoy it. I'm sure it will help recharge and inspire you. This group of nests is just gorgeous. I love all the detail with the leaves and sprigs. The gardner is too funny. I laughed at his joke!

PoetessWug said...

WOW! You HAVE been busy!! "Nesting" has a double meaning to some of us. It expresses your work, but also has to do with preparing things for a new arrival...Perfect for you in both meanings! :-) Enjoy the sand between your toes!

Lisa said...

The nests are gorgeous! You have been a busy lady! Have fun on your trip and get a good rest!

Dorthe said...

Sweet Vicki, such a beautifull post, dear.
Love the photo of the old iron bench with your nests on,they are truly beautifull, and I love your new ones with the leaves .
I wish you some wonderfull dayes, at the bech, and don`t worry Vicki,we will be here when you have time to blog and comment again.
Take care, don`t stress, and enjoy your "free" dayes.
Love and hugs, from Dorthe

Susan said...

Oh Vicki, they came out so incredibly lovely. They are just too beautiful. May your very busy hands be blessed and enjoy your time at your special place on the beach.

Hugs and happiness to you,

Shirley said...

Your nest are so pretty. I would be more then happy to wait for something looking like those. Enjoy your time away. Everybody needs a little R&R. Your yarns are so pretty from the previous post. Take care.

SuZeQ said...

Safe Travels. Happy Days. Answers to Prayers (say a BIG one for me, too, please!) Peaceful Nestings. Many Blessings. These are my wishes for you! We'll connect when you return!

Carol @ A Bird in Hand said...

They are truly beautiful and amazing. I can't wait until January when mine arrives. Gorgeous!!!

gigi knits said...

What beautiful beautiful nests I'm so looking forward to the time my name comes up on the nesting list!!
Hoping you enjoy you time at the beach & we all are so blessed & need to take the time to say Thank You to the Lord!!!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Vicki... the nests are all just gorgeous! And I know they are sooo excited to go to their new homes... Sissies said to tell you hi and they are quite happy here! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie and the Sissies

Melissa said...

the nests are beautiful. :)

sjmcdowell said...

Dearest Vicki,

I am in awe of my Beautiful Nest
that you made for me!! I will cherish it forever and also cherish
you my Dear Friend!!

Have a wonderful time
visiting the ocean.

Love and Hugs,


Lili said...

Oops Vicki, please forgive me as I may have laughed out loud at the Gardener's non-funny joke, but very briefly I assure you :) But you know I always ooooh and aaaaah over your images of those nests and they were so beautiful to behold in the early morning fog. Enjoy your stay at the beach!!! ~Lili

Mosaic Magpie said...

A lovely bunch of nest and the old bench is a great backdrop. Really Vicki they are beautiful. Have a wonderful relaxing time at the beach.

Double Shot of Espresso said...

So glad you stopped by my blog (Double Shot of Espresso) because that led me to yours! Love it! And the nests are adorable!

Deb said...

Vicki ~ they're all beautiful! Have a nice relaxed time away. I hope all the nest recipients will enjoy theirs as much as I've enjoyed mine!

Susan said...

The nests are beautiful. Enjoy your time away. Susan

Diane said...

Oh, these are so pretty Vicky, Each one is just gorgeous. Diane (after Christmas nest list)

Erica said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't wait until the mailman rings my doorbell to give me mine!

Jo said...

I don't know but one word for your nest. They are BEAUTIFUL!!! You have such great talent. How does a girl get on the list to receive a nest? Let me know for I sure would like one. Hope you have a wonderful trip to the beach. Get some good rest and relaxation. No better place than by the water to wash all your cares away.

Carole said...

I even like the moss on the bench. I could look at your nests all day and see something different everytime.
have fun at the shore!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your beautiful nests makes even a foggy day look lovely. Hope you are having a great getaway. Best wishes, Tammy


These are so beautiful!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Your nest will be on my blog. I do want another one Hope you come back I will be back. I did laugh at the joke Laura Q

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

What a fabulous photo of the nests on a bench!
Hard to let your kids go once they are all created.
You are so good at nesting...like no other!
My heart was walking with you on the beach this evening.
Enjoy every moment...come home refreshed and energized.
You are blessed.

Finding Joy said...

Wow - beautiful photos, just love those cute little nests. Enjoy the few days away:) I love the seashore

Sandi said...

Hi Vicki,
Your nests are sooooooo beautiful and you are so talented. I just love each and every one you make. I am sure they each have their own personality too.
Have fun at the beach!!

Shell said...

Okay,,,was commenting and then Run time error,,,,whatever THAT means! Hope I'm not repeating myself!

You won my Hoarders Giveaway in the "Hoarders" event! $30 Gift card for Michaels or Home Depot....Your choice!

You should also have a little box arriving at the end of the week!

Hugs and love you to pieces!

sjmcdowell said...

Hello my Friend,

I was thinking of you and thought I would drop by and say hello and hope you are having a good week so far!! I love my nest and it says to send love back to you!!

Hugs and Smiles,


Jody Hammer said...

Your nests are beautiful!!! Enjoy your time away, it makes me happy knowing you are only 3 hours away from me!!!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Vicki! Your nests are just so beautiful! Enjoy your time away...and I liked your Gardener's joke! ;D Paulette

Jan Thomason said...

my friend, jan, sent me to visit your webpage and to see your nests. she was right, they are so beautiful.
what hit me the most, however, is when you were talking about going to your special place and then told (me) that it was the ocean and that no where else can you feel the power of God like you can when you hear the waves crashing against the shore.
You are Me.
That is exactly how i feel and i so long to visit the ocean and simply walk the beach looking for sea glass and special shells while praying for the ones that need my prayers the most.
I don't even know where you live but i'm thinking it's the east coast. I'm going to continue reading your blog to see what i can see. I already know that You are Me.

Esme said...

These nests are just stunning. You do an amazing job with these.

Unknown said...

I just had to come over after seeing Jan from the polka dot barn's post-and I'm so glad I did. It is filled with such color and beauty!!

Gail said...

Oh my GOSH, Vicki, the nest are so beautiful, I can not wait until mine is born. thank you.

Sue said...

These are absolutely beautiful...so very unique. I love them.

The French Bear said...

Vicki, I love my nest!!! I can't wait to make a little bird for the nest..... thank you!
You have the most beautiful yarns, what an eye for detail! Have fun on that holiday!!!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Vicki, I think the psalm verse is the first time ever for me to think of it in the light you have shown. The beach is my special soul healer. Bless you,

Minna Mercke Schmidt said...

Oooh, your nests are live pieces of jewellery! Just amazing, I understand who you drown in orders :) Hugs from Sweden, Minna :)

AliceKiss said...

You have a very positive smile! Your nest fairytale beautiful.