I’ve been LOVING my time with my little Gem. She is a spirited little lady who loves to move but also loves to cuddle! I can’t believe she’s 6 weeks old already! (Okay, technically she’s almost 7 weeks old now, but Tony and I both were struck with the stomach flu before I could finish taking the pictures for this post. Neither of us has seen the other that sick. Ever. And we’ve known each other for twelve years!)
And I can’t believe how little time has passed. It seems both like she just arrived but also that she’s been here forever. Isn’t time crazy like that?
I LOVE cuddling on the couch like this, but I have been itching to do a project! I had just the one too – a big sign for the back porch. We’ve been spending a lot more time outside lately, and every time we do, that blank wall just stares back at me begging for some attention! (And a new coat of paint… but that’s a project for another day.)
Tony was home the last couple weeks, and he found the perfect scrap of wood for my vision.
I primed and painted both sides of the board. Then I used my machine to cut out the letters and dry brushed the paint over the stencil.
It was missing something though.
Mom suggested a border, so an old stamp and the same paint gave me just the right look very quickly.
Now it’s hung…
…and will be ready for this little man’s 2nd birthday party this weekend!!
Goodness! A two year old?!
Update: Love the look of this spot at night!