Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

The month of March has always been described this way, In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb. That's because March usually comes roaring in with cold weather, rain, snow and by the end of March, Spring is on it's way and it's starting to get nicer with longer, warmer, sunnier days.

I often describe myself the same way when it comes to home improvement or do it yourself projects. I come roaring in like a lion ready to get the stuff done and then either I lose interest or I realize the project is too big or too hard for me and I give up on it.

So you tend to look at projects that way too?

Just as an example; one day I saw this photo...

Photo Credit - Rust and Sunshine Blog

Isn't that gorgeous? So simple and elegant. I loved it and right away ran out to Michael's Craft Store to purchase tissue paper and little vases. After all, I had the tutorial from Rust & Sunshine to follow and I remember making these for my wedding.

I bought a big pack of tissue paper in every color of the rainbow. It's sat in my drawer for years and every once in a while when I am wrapping a gift in a gift bag I go and take out a couple of sheets and stuff them in the gift bag.

Then another time I was sitting at the kitchen table having coffee with my mom and sister and I was staring at my living room which all of a sudden seemed different shades of blah! So brown and beige and colorless. I decided that what I needed was some ribbons that I could attach to the curtains to add some color, something like this...

Photo Credit - DIY Window Treatments

So I packed mom and my sister into the car and we drove into town and went to a fabric store and I bought yards and yards of ribbons in different colors, widths and lengths. But the time we had lunch and got back home I was too tired to mess with them and set them aside still in the bag for years. Just a few months ago I packed the bag up with some other things I was taking to Goodwill to donate.

Yep, in like a lion and out like a lamb! That's so me! Welcome March!



  1. I love how you keep it real!! That could have been me, with the ribbons and the Good Will bag!

  2. Hi Pondside! Great of you to drop by. Yes, I have to keep it real...too many people in my real life read the blog and they keep me in check :)

  3. I like the title phrase of this post.
    I've also accumulated all kinds of materials with the intention of making them part of some project.
    However, I feel that as I advance in age, this tendency of mine to prepare for a project and then, for some reason, loose interest- has greatly weakened. I'm more realistic about things. Age has its benefits.

  4. DUTA - that may be part of getting older, time seems to go by faster. I used to read more and embroider and crochet and sew and refinish furniture but now it seems I barely have time to pull a good healthy meal together! What changed? Hmmm, maybe that's a good topic for a blog post! Thanks for commenting!


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