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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pretty Days

 Ah Spring! With it's unfolding dogwoods, and pretty pink and frothy cherries,  the emerging fresh and bright new greens, the oddly hued reds; Oh Spring! How we've longed for you!  At last here you are! The birds are celebrating with singing and twittering, and my friends, so am I!

Finally our days are warm and sunny and beautiful! This week I took my Dad on a little picnic.  Our mode of transportation was his golf cart. The paths wind through beautifully landscaped areas in the little town he lives in. I especially love the cherry trees in spring. They were in full bloom the day we had our picnic. Unfortunately they drained the lake over winter so home owners could work on their docks and such. It's interesting to see the lake bed. It's strangely shallow looking, but perhaps it's deeper than it looks.

The garden is slowly coming to life. I am finding several empty spots - plants that didn't make it through this cold winter we had. Several lilies didn't survive, which really surprises me! I know they do well in much colder climates. Sometimes I feel like I take one step forward and three step back in the garden. Sigh.

Spring Break is next week, woo-hoo! I am excited. Lots to do in the garden plus I'm starting a small lap quilt. Can't wait to drag the sewing machine out and start piecing the blocks. For the first time I am going to try the paper piecing method. The quilt I am making has 6 inch blocks and some of the blocks actually have 60 pieces. I think the only way possible to stitch it accurately is with the paper piecing method. Can't wait to try my hand at it. Below is a photo of some of the blocks from Pink Caramel on Pinterest. Each block is 6 inches. Amazing!

I hope you're enjoying these early days of Spring. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Spring is so lovely. Cherry trees are decorating the streets around here, too. I just love their frothy pale pink. What a great day to take your Dad on a picnic. Let's enjoy this sunshine! Your quilt is going to be a fun project.

  2. We're seeing loads of that in England too. The temps aren't always cooperative, but Spring is busting out all over anyway.


  3. super wow that took away my breath