Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring visit from the Ducks

Spring Time!!  Warmer weather and sweet sunshine....are we there yet?  Are we there yet?
 Spring is definitely near when the mallard ducks visit my back yard....
 This photo is from 3 years ago....they have come back every spring!  The male and female would visit every day...then just the female...Then one day -- DUCKLINGS!!!
 Oh my!  Oh my!  They couldn't get out of the pool!  Mama duck kept trying to get them to follow her, but they couldn't jump up high enough!  My son and I placed this board for them to climb on to the patio.
 It took them a while, but they finally got it!
I've been working on spring assemblages these past few weeks...

 I used an image from the graphics fairy.  Printed it on fabric using the freezer paper method.
 Added lots of laces, pearls, roses, vintage jewelry, found objects, and last - but not least - a little nest of eggs that I made using the beaded fabrics that I also use to make pretty autumn pumpkins
The ducklings only stay about a day or two.  Then mama duck takes them elsewhere.  We keep the wooden plank (now warped) just for the ducks...we just pull it out of the garage every spring for them!  Right now, mama duck is bringing two males with her to visit our pool every morning.  That's new from last year!
  Hopefully we'll have ducklings again this year.  I so love to watch them for the short time that they are here!  Thanks for visiting my little blog-- so happy you are here!

Hugs, Catherine
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  1. Oh my Catherine, what a lovely blog! First, your work is sooo amazing; and ORNATE! Vintage gorgeous & I love it. (I work full time and no internet @ home right now, but I hope to visit again soon:) Your photo's & story about the ducks completely brightened my day : ) Thanks for sharing~ Karen O

  2. Such stunning creations, Catherine, love your amazing eggs, and the sweet duck visitors you have every year !!
    Thank you for your kind visit. I will return to see more !

  3. Such Beautiful items you make....
    Omg! How sweet are those ducklings :-) precious


  4. It seems like 5 stars hotel for duck's families :) your "spring opening" looks so gentle and aristocratic.

  5. Wow Catherine! Your assemblage is just gorgeous. Love how you put all the pieces together to make something so beautiful. Love the eggs! How wonderful of you to help out those little ducklings. They are so sweet. I'd love it if you'd share this post at Vintage Charm, which is all about vintage, repurposing, and upcycling. The party's on right now. I hope to see you there. :) Tuula

  6. Thank you for sharing those darling ducklings at SYC! Jo

  7. Your assemblage items are lovely, but the ducks stole the show.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  8. Just popping back in to say thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations at Vintage Charm! Tuula

  9. How fun to have ducks and especially ducklings visit your yard! Easy to see that they feel like they are in heaven. You are so sweet to provide the plank. Always love your creations Catherine. Especially those fancy eggs! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Wauw ... how beautiful creations!
    Love finding your blog :)

  11. What a gorgeous post, so full of glittery beauty as well as nature! Sumptuos Spring art...

  12. Your creations are simply gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  13. Gorgeous and stunning work Catherine! And i love your ducklings story and photos, what a joy to have them so close. Happy spring to you!

  14. Hello Catherine. I've featured your beautiful post at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Thanks so much for linking up! Love, Mimi xxx

  15. That's so sweet, thanks for posting!!


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