This beauty is planted directly outside our stairway window. I can open the window and touch the red bud trees vibrant flowering branches. I can't think of a more pleasant back drop as you walk up the hardwood stairs. The red bud blooms are especially bright and vivid during this early spring.
The tree has a soulful story behind it ....
Twenty some years ago they began putting in a new street along side our home. Our elderly neighbors had the tree planted in an area that was going to be dug up and the tree would be destroyed. Our neighbors, Howard and Dorothy asked if we could save the tree and plant in our yard. I was skeptical thinking the tree was way to large to transplant and live. Low and behold the tree thrived in its new home. I always thought the reason it survived was because when we planted it we placed the tree in the exact same direction it was in Howard and Dorothy's yard. So if you're planting a transplant tree from the forest make sure you take note of the direction and layout of the tree when in its original habitat so too lower the shock level.
It was a joy every time I saw Howard & Dorothy drive the tree. They have since moved to a retirement home and occasionally continue to visit and Howard always comments, I sure didn't think that tree would make it.
I have two other tree stories to share with you later.
A swash of powder blue has been added to the bathroom. I made another sink skirt in my favorite fabric. I can't get enough of this pattern! So much that you may remember Bittersweet trimming their linen tea towels in the textile. I also can't get enough of the ruffle attachment. I've written past posts about the ruffle attachment. Where to purchase, etc. If you're interested you can type ruffles in the search box. The post should come up.
I love how when you pull the string the bag closes! Drawstring bags are super easy to make and great to have around. I couldn't resist hanging mine on the back of the bathroom door right next to the new sink skirt.
Enjoy caring and sharing spring days.
Jill 00 (two hugs are better than none)