Thursday, April 25, 2013

A few more spring flowers

Well, my birthday kalanchoe blooms in any season inside the house in a sunny window, but I love the deep pink color.

Finally, it's warm enough and sunny enough for my daffodils to pop open. They've been in bud for about three weeks now, but it was too darned cold.

This is a "volunteer" from my neighbor's yard, and a from a quick Google search I learned this blue flower is from a bulb, and is called "Glory of the Snow" (Chinonodoxa fobesii).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring finally sprung

Sorry, no quilting for the past couple of weeks, due to the top priority of getting the taxes done and e-filed prior to the April 15th deadline.  Lots of shredding and filing done, so my paperwork should be organized for at least a week. Or two.

The proof that spring has sprung, despite measurable snow last Sunday: Crocuses popping up everywhere.

The hen and chicks are waking up in the rock garden.

The Lenten roses are about a month late (probably because of snow cover), but they are blooming in the cold.  The flowers always hang down, with the faces looking at the ground.

The plant catalog shows the flowers like this (aren't they pretty?), but you hardly ever see them this way unless you pick them up and take a peek at their faces.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Baby quilt blocks have arrived!

Here is a sampling of most of the blocks from each of my co-worker sewists. I have not yet trimmed them to size, but at least you can get the gist of what the quilt will look like. We have 48 blocks total, some to be used on the back.  Our pregnant co-worker is doing her baby room in grey and yellow because she doesn't want to know the baby's gender, so I complied with yellow and grey, but also threw in a bit of other colors for fun. I'll be sewing these blocks together and piecing the back in the next 2-3 weeks (after our taxes are done), then off to the quilter and then the binder. Baby is due in June, so I think we're looking good so far!