Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Although I love seeing some of the lovely photos of the coming of Spring on other blogs - we are still waiting. We had snow on the first day of Spring and now we are turning over to the rainy portion before the wonders of warmth, sun, and sprouting flowers and trees. A few robins have returned, but looking rather confused - there are no lovely flowering shrubs and fruit trees yet to nest in and the ground is too hard to pull worms. But Mother Nature has shown some part of her cycle as the lambs and calves are arriving at many of our valley's farms.
If you are not familiar with Val's Quilting Studio, she hosts a Tuesday Archive linky with weekly themes. This week is paper piecing. Maybe you would enjoy browsing your old posts and link up a past paper piecing project. At least go visit and see all the inspiration linked up.
I have been using the 'still winter' weather to play with scraps and making lots of blocks. I found these HSTs in one of the scrap baggies donated and turned them into sawtooth stars - there are two of each color way. I did finish up all those string blocks, but I boxed them and a whole lot of other blocks to be shipped out for someone else to play with.
Yes, I get into a groove when block making and just roll with it. Remember these ?
Well, there is a whole lot more. There's 50 in each of those stacks (except the little one with the note) and about a 100 more 4-patches whipped thru the machine today while I mixed in some Spring cleaning.
And I try to take my Sunday's slow time, but I have had the last few weekends interrupted with company - good company.
So I am trying to do a little each night to unwind from the day. I am driving myself crazy with trying to sort the pinks, fuschia, corals and yellows/oranges so I can do some flowers. I am getting bored working with greens. Luckily the purple was just 3 different hues and the sole ones.
I tried to change the color saturation so the stitching would show, but white on white and my crappy photo skills. Well, I have the 'geese' Let's Book It project quilted, hanging sleeve, label, and binding attached - just need to get that stitched down in time for our end of the month link up.
I am working up a tutorial for the geese blocks to share with you too. AND I had a lovely person make a comment on the pattern, but she used Google+ and was a no-reply commentor - SO Sharon Massena, if you read this please respond to me in private e-mail as I would like to get in touch with you.
"Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly--and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing."
- Omar Khayyám