2011-05-09

There's always a first

First big bud (and definitely green already!)...



First outside knitting session, stripes (the all time favorites)...



First laundry line dry for...I would say in seven months? Can you feel my happiness?



First flower...



And first garden-work in completely snow-free yard. Pure bliss (and some blisters). Can you pick my rake btw?



These are wonderful days, my friends! We have had sunshine, plus 20-something degrees during the days and everyone is just getting summer-vibes. There should be a few beautiful days still but on Thursday there might be rain already *sigh*. But until then, I am enjoying this so. Wishing you the greatest week too!

Yours,
Mia

26 comments:

Shanti said...

What a GREAT post!!!! Enjoy much!

Mia said...

Thank you Shanti, the snow has FINALLY gone! And I love it!

Sunny week to you too!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, Hurray for you! I'm so happy you are getting some nice weather and some great firsts. It's about time, right!? Hope you had a nice weekend and an even better week. Hope you can get outside often before the rain. xoRobin❤

Jane said...

Hip hip hooray Mia, thank goodness you are getting outside again. Your post made me smile so much.
Have a sunny week.
Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Robin,

I could stay outside 24/7! It really is about the time :) We had lovely weekend, Mother's Day lunch OUTSIDE... Pure bliss!

Have a most wonderful week with many sunny days!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Dear Jane,m

I am so happy too! Started to feel like those fish who live in the bottom of ocean, no eyes needed there = no light... No, seriously, we're enjoying this so much, and not worrying how long it lasts!

Have a beautiful week and happy moments in your sunny garden with Billy!

Yours,
Mia

lily said...

What a wonderful list of firsts for spring, especially love the look of that stripey knitting, enjoy the warmer weather,
lily x

Mia said...

Hello Lily,

The spring is definitely late here, but when it gets started, there are many first's in a few days :)

Those striped-ones are going to be new cellphone cozies, I'll show them to you here soon!

Happy and sunny week!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hello Mia! I envy your great and good quality garden tools! I enjoy hanging laundry outside so I know your feeling after months! Really beautiful blue sheets!
I hope sunny and warm weather continues there and you will have 'Indian Summer'!
xxx Teje
Ps. Thank you for your always sweet comments!

Kerry said...

I can't believe you have a pink rake Mia! Made me laugh! HAve a good and snow free week x

Mia said...

Thank you, Teje! Rakes are our beloved Fiskars and sheets are Finlaysson - You have and eye for quality Finnish products :)

I hope the great weather continues but after last summer...I am a bit skeptical!

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

But of course, dear Kerry! Anything to make gardening more interesting (blaa-blaa, I just love pink!) :)

Happy, sunny and crafty week!

Yours,
Mia

periwinkle said...

There is nothing better than that first washing on the line ....

greenrabbitdesigns said...

You have definitely turned the corner Mia. I'm so happy that you have now got some good weather. :)
I have never seen a pink rake before. :)
Thanks for your good wishes, I'll 'see' you really soon!
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hi Lisa,

I agree, the smell and feel of the laundry is just...something else. I love it!

Happy week and sunny days!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Viv,

I am enjoying this so much too! And the pink rake is from a Fiskars-set a few years back, and some of the profit was donated to breast-cancer search.I have a set of pink scissors too from them (and same good cause). I love my pink rake(s)!

Happiest day and sunniest moments!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Mia, I am so pleased to hear that spring has arrived for you at last! The first buds and first flowers, some gardening again and some lovely stripy knitting - just perfect! Have a lovely week, and I hope lots more buds are opening!
Helen x

Mia said...

Hi Helen,

Yes, the weather is still wonderful, and I think I burnt my nose knitting in garden today :) but I love it!

Wishing you the most beautiful crafting week too!

Yours,
Mia

Dottie's Dolls said...

Hi Mia, just dropped in to say Hi, love the bags on your last post! x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Dottie!

I am happy to have you visiting me here, and please feel most welcome to come again soon!

Happy greetings from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Hurrah for your warmer weather, long may it continue. Bethx

Mia said...

Fingers crossed, Beth, tomorrow should be rain-ish but but but... I keep hoping!

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

You and I have to wait and wait for all of these spring days.

At last, we can be outside and enjoy some sun.

I love all of your pictures!!

Happiest spring to you,

Anne

Mia said...

Dear Anne,

I know, and I always get SO impatient when I see all the beautiful gardens in the other blogs... But now the spring is definitely here, and I hope at yours sun shines too?

Happy weekend soon!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Hi Mia, blogger has been down for a day or so and I understand that all posts that were posted just before that time have been "lost". I would love to read your latest post "colours of spring" but it comes up as not existing...you could try editing and re launching? The problem has also caused lot of comments to be lost too...what a pain!Off to dancing soon.......
Speak soon,
Jx

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

There was nothing I could do - blogger said that the posts will be re-published (by blogger) eventually, and hopefully the comments too as it show 0 in my post now and there were many great ones!

I hope you can read my post now, and also comment :) Happy weekend, dear!

Yours,
Mia

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