Spring, sewing and S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G.
Can it get any better than that?
We’ve been having such glorious weather this Spring and the 4-5” of snow that took us all by surprise last Thursday disappeared the very next day. This made the robins very happy as they were able to continue with their smorgasbord in our backyard with just a minor interruption.
This morning it was a balmy 50 degrees at 8am when Mac and I went for a little stroll in the ‘back forty’. I had forgotten all about the naturalized bluebells out there because they weren’t there for very long last Spring before the deer gobbled them up.
You have to look closely because they haven’t fully opened but you can see little bits of bluish-purple scattered here and there throughout the grass. Click on the picture to enlarge it and perhaps you’ll be able to see them more clearly.
They are also appearing in my rose garden, along with some johnny-jump-ups. Mr. Painted Quilt dug this bed for me last Spring so where they came from is anybody’s guess. But they’re here to stay!
I know that early Spring gardens are not that exciting to look at but I love to watch the new growth as it appears.
Even the strawberry rhubarb has started to break ground. I can taste the pies and preserves now.
The lilac buds are just waiting for a few consecutive days of warm weather before the leaves start to unfurl.
I don’t know how I ever passed math because my ‘ciphering’ skills leave a lot to be desired. I thought that I had cut out enough 2 1/2” squares to make 20 granny square blocks for my newest quilt project but I wasn’t even close!
So after Frankie and I finished piecing 5 blocks last evening, it was back to the
drawing cutting board. Sheesh!
Not only are these blocks fun to piece, they are easy-peasy to make as well! If you’d like to make one of these quilts, just click HERE for the tutorial.
So five blocks down and fifteen more to go.
But the remaining granny squares will have to wait until the end of next week because bright and early on Wednesday morning, we are heading to the New England states for a mini vacation and to do some serious
Start the car!