Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring has arrived!

Spring is here in all its glory.  Fat buds on all the trees, carpenter bees buzzing around, yellow swallowtail butterflies flitting around and the birds are singing their little hearts out.  Oh yeah, the pollen is here too.  I don't suffer from it too badly but poor hubby does. 

Our temps are in the high 60's and low 70's these days with sunshine.  Can't ask for better.

Went to dinner with my friend last night and was driving home just at dusk.  Sun had set but still showing colors over the mountains.  It was a breathtaking sight and I didn't even have my phone with me to take a picture!  It's times like that that just reinforce the feeling of home. 

My birding classes have begun again.  Mostly they are just outings.   Never know who is going to be in the class.  Some are total novices and hardly know what a cardinal looks like.  Others are far more accomplished and there are others in between.  I just like the occasion to get out in the field and look at birds.

I recently picked up three quilts from the long arm quilter.  I'm pleased with all three of them and they couldn't be more different from each other.  One is a modern geometric pattern, one is a total hand applique pattern and the other is made of Australian aboriginal fabrics.  I've finished the binding on the applique quilt and I'll wait a few days before starting on another one.  I like to break up the types of hand work.  I need to get pictures of the finished quilt and will post it later.

I'm working on a bunch of little wool applique pillows for friends at the moment.  I've got the basic stitching done and now trying to figure out how to embellish them with decorative stitches and beads....if I ever find my beads!  I've got a tube of them somewhere.

Hope you're all doing well.  Y'all take care.