Life has been a little busy around here. It’s spring and time to get bustling. Each day seems to be jammed packed with things to do.
The snow finally decided to stop snowing and the sun came out. It’s already April and near the end of it at that. My little garden had not been planted. Although to early for peppers, tomatoes and squash. It was way past time to get my cool weather crop in. I love broccoli! It is one of my all time favorite veggies. I needed to get it growing so I could enjoy it fresh. Nothing better than fresh veggies from the garden. I also planted lettuce, beets and a cabbage DD brought home from school. It was also time to teach another artist at DD school this time we did Rosa Bonheur. The children got to choose whether they wanted to make a dog or a cat. I taught them a simple way to draw each one. We practiced ways of making fur; short and bristly or long and soft, all one color or with spots. DD chose a dog. Hers is below. She was afraid she could not replicate the dog she drew on her practice paper so she cut it out and mounted it on her paper. It’s our Bell, that passed away this past winter.
I was given some fabric in March to make a charity quilt for May. I needed to get going on that so this is what I came up with. I wanted to try some wonky log cabins. It was a fun experiment.
Also in my quilt guild on our birthday we are to make a charity quilt. My b-day is fast approaching. So I grabbed my Friday Block Party blocks. Added borders to the ones that were not 12″. Stuck some sashing in between and here is the result. Now I need to get these two quilts quilted and bond.
Also this weekend my neighbor’s sisters and friends came down from Idaho and Wyoming. They are all avid quilters. I remember when we first moved her and Pauline brought dinner to my family she had quilters pins in her shirt. I asked her if she quilted. Yes was her response, how did I know. I pointed out the quilter’s pins. Needless to say we were fast friends. Well I was working on a new design and took a block over to show all these wonderful ladies. They were so excited and wanted to make the quilt. So I rushed to get a top done. (It still needs borders) But they helped me test the part I did get done. Here is a sneak peak of things to come. Hope all is going well in your part of the world. I will find time soon to catch up on blog reading. Have a great day!