Thursday, February 2, 2012

I hope Phil has it wrong this year.

Feels like an early Spring here in Michigan, our temps have been 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit for the last few days, beautiful weather!  All this Spring like weather inspired the Forsythia branches I made with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Build a Blossom SVG and Printable.  I used the Lilac blossoms, cut them and then rolled the edges and pinched the centers then glued them to some branches I found in the yard.  My DH asked me where I got the flowers, he thought they were real, lol. 
So from USA today, here is Phil's Story.
Famed groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil has weighed in with his yearly forecast from central Pennsylvania: Six more weeks of winter.Here's Phil's forecast, as relayed at the annual ceremony: "Many shadows do I see: six more weeks of winter it must be."
The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early.
McGill adds that experts have found that Phil's forecast is accurate only about 39% of time.  I think he may be wrong this year too, at least I sure hope so.
Please stop by Lindsay's blog The Frugal Crafter and check in on the rest of the Design Team too.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane


  1. They're beautiful! You did a great job.

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm with you :) It has been a really mild winter here in IA and I'm ready for Spring flowers!

  3. I thought they were real too. Wow - these are fabulous. I just love forsythia.


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  4. I love Forsythia branches and these prints are stunning! Love what you have done here! Enjoy your Spring type weather and hopefully, it will stay as such! Have fun!

  5. Beautiful flowers! I sure hope our freezing temps don't last for another 6 weeks! Hugs, Valerie

  6. I thought they were real too! I was gonna run outside and cut some branches to force the flowers! This is so pretty!

  7. I thought they were real as well, you have done such a fab job, x

  8. Oh WOW, how beautiful, Diane!!! I hope that spring will come early!!!


  9. Love it! And no blossoms to sweep off the floor!

  10. Wow, I must say, you do 'magic'. I thought it was a real blooming branch. Absolutely gorgeous. :-)

  11. How divine and real looking, so delicate as well.


  12. This looks so real I thought it was real I had to read it twice to make sure, we have snow today :0) but I don't mind I love the snow x x x

  13. Wow, Diane, those are beautiful, I think we all have spring and flowers on the brain right now, enough already. Hugs

  14. I thought they were real, too! Fantastic idea!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Hi Diane,
    WOW, your Forsythia branches look so real. Beautiful spring creation and inspiration.

    Yes, I am originally from Dearborn, born and raised! Small world right?
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
    Celestina Marie XO

  16. This is darling... what a great way to remember sprng will come!

  17. just are lovely, and they look real!

  18. Yesterday I picked a buttercup and brought in some forsythia branches from my flowerbed so I thought they were real! lol You did a beautiful job on them.

    This weather has been so unseasonably warm here in Tennessee as well. Have a beautiful week.

  19. These are so pretty I also thought they were real! You have a very pretty blog here Diane :)


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