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a fine Sweetie ❤ Tweetie spring blog-hopping nest

Hello and welcome to my spot on the SPRING BLOG-HOP!
This blog-hopping party has been organized by Pretty Little Things in a Box 🙂

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Springtime in our neighbourhood was sans-snow for one week. But the white stuff just keeps coming back. So keeping a spring in our step has been a bit back ‘n forth! Rather than brooding, though, I remembered what they say about lemonade and decided to have some fun. Because green grass is good, but sometimes life gives you snowflakes and you just gotta make snow Christmas trees—decorated with hand-knit hearts, of course! 😉 I hope spring has been a season of melted snow and green grass where you live… Tell me now, how green does your grass grow?

They also say it’s good to have one bird in the hand-made nest. The nest in the photo was finger-knitted, using some of the newspaper yarn that I’ve been spinning. The blue bird is a prototype of tweets to come. The purplish heart is my Bramble❤tini with a twist of serendipity—knit using bulky fleece yarn. The “eggs” in the nest are another pattern I will eventually publish and call “Sweetie❤Soap Snugs”. Seeing as this is Easter weekend, I figured they’d make fine spring blog-hopping Easter eggs 🙂 The solid-coloured “egg” (accidentally placed upside-down in the nest… oops!) is the felted fabric result after all the soap has washed away.

The snow tree is decorated with various Sweetie❤Knit❤Hearts, Bramble❤tini Hearts and hand-knit garland. Perhaps you remember these from my Merry ❤ Christmas post? Oh, and that blooming bouquet of felted flowers in the snow? Those were featured in a previous Mother’s Day post 🙂

So there you have it… All sorts of springy fun 🙂 These and more will eventually make their way onto this blog. For now, these photos offer a glimpse into my patterns still to come!

Thanks again to Angela @ Pretty Little Things in a Box, for organizing this first round of Spring Blog-Hopping fun 🙂 And thank YOU for hopping over from the “Sew Rosey” blog! Sew Rosey is blog #8 in a total of 9 blogs participating in today’s blog-hop party. Now then, I’m eager to hop to it and visit everyone else’s blog… See you there!

Happy Easter and thanks for hopping by! ❤ Jackie

19 responses

  1. Ooh what beautiful ‘spring’ items! They look adorable out in the snow! I love how positive you are! If we had snow we’d all be grumbling! I hope some spring-like weather comes your way soon!


    April 19, 2014 at 11:38 am

    • Hi Hannah 🙂 Thanks for hopping by with your super-sweet comment! Believe me, we do our share of grumbling about the snow… But today I can barely believe my eyes because it’s pretty well ALL melted! A complete 180º compared to yesterday 😀 ❤ ❤


      April 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  2. Hi Jackie – what a lovely blog – luckily we don’t have snow – so we have a little bit of grass showing between the weeds. 🙂


    April 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • Thanks Debbie, that’s so sweet of you to say 🙂 I’ve often wondered what life would be like without snow, which normally blankets our world for 5-6 months per year! ❤ ❤


      April 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  3. Good Morning, Jackie.. thank you so much for joining us at the Blog Hop.. 😀 Is really a huge success.. 😉
    OMG.. the little birdie is to die for……. Is so Cuteeeeeeeeee.. and the nest too.. LOL.. how did you make it? Me and hubby had a smile on our face this morning looking at your photos while having breakfast… He loves the little birdie too.. and we still can’t believe that is still snowing at your backyard..

    We hope sunshine will come by soon.. 😀 Big hugs and bringing you some sunshine from Singapore..


    April 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    • Hi Angela 🙂 Yes, the blog-hop was HUGE fun! Great idea and I’m so glad you thought of it! Thanks for the Singapore sunshine ‘n hugs. Now I’m smiling because you guys are smiling 😀 Taking pics of all my little knitted things was fun and a bit like playing with dolls… LoL… How the neighbours must wonder about me! And you know what? All that snow was gone by the next day! I could barely believe my eyes when we woke up and looked outside!!! SUPER-glad to have paused to take pics! Crazy world, but crazy in a good way 🙂 ❤ ❤


      April 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  4. I love your Spring nest and sweet bird, I can feel my fingers itching to make one too!


    April 20, 2014 at 12:24 am

    • Thanks Chris 🙂 May a flock of birdies fly from your nimble fingers! ❤ ❤


      April 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

  5. Happy Easter and thanks for a lovely post!


    April 20, 2014 at 6:16 am

  6. What a cute little tweetie. I always wanted to learn how to knit. Your knitting is awesome!


    April 20, 2014 at 6:31 am

  7. I just love this little nest and all the decorations – I had no idea you could even knit with newspaper! Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂


    April 21, 2014 at 6:36 am

    • Thanks Elizabeth 🙂 I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed my post! I’ve been experimenting with the newspaper yarn and have found that knitting needles don’t really work so well (since paper has zero stretch). Fingers are flexible, though, so the newspaper nest is finger-knit. 🙂 ❤ ❤


      April 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

  8. Pingback: Earth Day ❤ melted Easter snow | knitting with heart

  9. Love the nest and fun you had with your pictures. We had very little snow here but the rain makes for very, very healthy green grass…and moss. We have plenty of moss. Thank you for sharing your birdie, we love birds here.


    April 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

    • Thanks so much, Lyn 🙂 Props like the tweetie nest make picture-taking more like playtime 😉 We used to live in southern BC, which is part of Canada’s only rainforest… Winters there were filled with rain and our lawn was filled with moss!!! ❤ ❤


      April 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

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