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Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring, Interrupted

The drab landscape has grown tiresome, so I took matters into my own hands - and bought a bright beautiful flag to remind me that spring WILL come, as it always does.
These are my tulips. 
My ferns, hostas, irises, and bleeding heart look equally pitiful!
But all is not lost!  This little flower has popped up in my back yard.  I didn't plant it, but there it is.  One tiny little spot of color in an otherwise colorless landscape. 

I don't know where you came from, little flower,
but thank you for brightening my day!  :)

Crafters Meeting

Went to the church crafter's meeting on Saturday.  Some of the gals had a lot to show off!  Here one of the crafters is displaying a pillow case her 95 year old mother embellished by pressing and then hand stitching on these butterflies. 
She made 60 such pillow cases in about three weeks, and intends to make another 60.  Another crafter made a bundle of pillow cases as well.  Her work is showcased below.
Another gal brought a no-sew pattern for a fleece poncho.  Since she never sewed, she needed a hand with the cutting layout.  I was the only seamstress there, so we put it right out on the living room floor and got it cut out.  She was pleased as punch - all she had to do was cut the fringe.  The poncho was to be for a friend who is scheduled to have surgery in the next few weeks and won't be on her feet for a while. 

What a great bunch of ladies!  I do believe the Good Lord is smiling down upon them as they stitch, knit and craft for those in need.  :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lookie, Look What I Found!

A little baby hosta!  No Foolin'!

Been busy working inside and outside the house.  I'm hoping warmer weather will draw more people out to house hunt.

Today I found two buds in my flower bed!  

While I'm a little sad that quilting seems like the Impossible Dream, it's pretty hard to feel bad about ANYTHING when SPRING is right around the corner!  :)