With all the wedding planning taking place, I'm not doing much Easter decorating this year. Just a few things out. The old sugar egg, which has miraculously survived several moves, time in an overheated storage locker, and well below zero freezing temperatures in the garage before I realized that it was out there with the camping gear! The forsythia are blooming beautifully in the yard right now, but with up to 6 inches of snow and freezing temperatures predicted for tomorrow, I thought I'd clip some to bring in and enjoy. The bunnies live on top of the china cabinet most of the year. It's all very simple compared to what I usually put out at Easter.
The only other decorating I've done is to add some bunnies and a flower garland to the fireplace mantel and to change out the paintings from winter themes to spring themes.
One of the things I enjoy creating are these little pocket prayers that I send off to friends who have been coping with difficult times. This one went out a couple of weeks ago to a dear friend.
They are only about 3 to 4 inches square. All hand stitched. I love using textured fabrics, velvet and hand quilting on these. The idea being that the recipient can tuck them into a pocket, a purse or simply keep it nearby.
Their tactile nature encourages touching and holding them, and in doing so, I hope that the recipient is reminded that they are prayed for, loved, and in my thoughts.