By my (European) definition, Maryland really has no such season as spring. It is either hot or cold, with temperatures today being 20F or even 30F higher or lower than yesterday and tomorrow. There really is not such a thing as "warm spring days" where you're comfortable in a light jacket. No such luxury. Well, maybe one or two days, but no more.
This year was not any different in that respect. We had a couple of weeks in upper 80s in April and a couple of weeks in the 50s in May... So, as far as my and my kids' wardrobe was conserned, I had to be very careful every morning, checking the forecast, so neither of us would freeze in shorts or fry up in jeans... My husband's wardrobe was carefree, I think he wears the same set of clothes all year 'round - he uses the wise approach called LAYERING... oh well :)
Nevertheless, I was in a mood for spring and I wanted some new playful spring jewelry. Either I am terribly behind mainstream fashion, or, maybe I am just ahead of it, but there was nothing available in stores that looked like what I've wanted. Seemed like thick chains and huge fake jewels were all the rage, and even though I got a huge kick of jewelry like that in 1980s, it just did not do anything for me now.
So, after a little thinking I decided I could make myself the set I wanted. Maybe I could.
I ventured into the local crafts store and purchased some copper-colored chain and furniture, and some beads. The first set I made for myself, to wear with all the black, bottle-green and teal tops I have. Once I was done, I decided that it was too much fun, so I made a set for my mother.
Actually, today is her birthday... I could not think of anything exciting to give her, and this time around she would not supply me with any good ideas for the present either. So, I thought, why not get back to basics, and, just as I have done when I was ten, give Mom a present I made with my own hands :)
So, Happy Birthday, Mom! I will see you tomorrow and give you a beaded necklace for spring!