Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fake Grandmother's Garden

For part of my friend, Pat's birthday present I made her this trivet.
Instead of using the traditional hexagons to make the Grandmother's Garden flowers, I used an interfacing type product I found at Julie's shop in Millington. The process was quicker and easier but I think I like the traditional end product better.

I also finished up some hot pads for Pat.

This morning I came across a new Easter treat. I don't know how they could be anything but tasty....Peeps and dark chocolate :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

First Sign of Spring

Finally my first crocus is blooming. My sister-in-law, Linda had one blooming weeks ago.

I haven't planted new bulbs in a few years and the old ones are really multiplying. However the flowers seem a lot smaller, so I should probably plant some new bulbs in the fall.

I have been working on a quilt using up a lot of my scraps. This is the top.

This is part of the back. I will post more pictures after the quilt is back from the quilter and the binding is sewn on.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Where Are The Birds This Winter?

For some reason this winter, our bird population is down. One cardinal has been a loyal visitor.

Here he and a mourning dove are enjoying a snack.

Do you suppose this is why we don't have as many birds?